In advance of National Get Outdoors Day tomorrow, the Ad Council and the US Forest Service have released new PSAs that promote outdoor activities for children. The PSAs encourage America’s youth—specifically African-American children—and their parents to spend more time outside at nearby forests and parks. According to the Forest Service, just over a third of African-American children aged 6 to 12 participated in regular outdoor recreation in 2011, which is 30 percent lower than Caucasian children in the same age range. The benefits of outdoor activities are clear— lower stress levels and obesity rates, stronger immune systems, and a greater degree of environmental consciousness. You can contribute to our campaign by sharing our PSAs with your readers or pointing them to DiscoverTheForest.org to find great outdoor activities at forests, parks and open spaces in their local area. You can view the PSAs at the link below:
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There is a Tennessee bill being considered that would tie welfare benefits to child’s school performance. Some are crying foul. what do you think? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Last week we heard the horrific story of the Georgia mother whose baby was killed in the stroller. Now her own daughter is questioning her story. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Is this a sign of the time? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
How often do you see a series based on The Bible? We all remember Cecil B. DeMille’s 10 Commandments. The over the top production now seems almost comical, but why are people sniping at the new series? Shouldn’t believers be happy that more people are watching the series and through this expereince they might actually pick up a Bible and read it? Why all the hating? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Interesting Article. Share your thoughts.
UPDATE (Thanks, Andrew)
What can you say about two thugs who shoot and kill a baby in a stroller. There is no explanation and no excuse. The motive of the crime was robbery and when Sherry West said she did not have any money the oldest young man shot her and then turned the gun on her baby who was sitting in a stroller. A baby…13 months old. I don’t want to hear any stories of the tragic backgrounds of the killers that is irrelevant to this crime. This crime is disgusting and frankly there are no excuses. They are in police custody and that is where they will probably reside for the rest of their lives.
My daughter showed me this clip. It’s a message from a mom and all moms will appreciate.
It is so difficult for a parent to leave their children with other people. Mothers struggle with finding good childcare and good schools. we want the best for our children, but sometimes we are shocked by the actions of people we have trusted with our children. the linked story details how a California teacher was caught putting the sleep aid Sominex into the cups of the students. fortunately none of the children drank the contents. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
While on Twitter I saw that this article by Keli Goff is causing a stir. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.