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Runway Red & Cynthia Bailey bring out Atlanta’s youngest undiscovered talent

Runway Red & Cynthia Bailey bring out Atlanta’s youngest undiscovered talent

ATLANTA -- Show Me The Way Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed to educate young teens about the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Through their RED campaign they have been able to shine a light on the HIV/AIDS epidemic that is impacting the lives of the most precious among us, our children.

With the assistance of supermodel Cynthia Bailey (RHOA), the Bailey Agency School of Fashion; and title sponsor African Pride’s Dream Kids hair care line, The Show Me the Way foundation searched for Atlanta’s newest talent on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The Runway RED model/talent call boasted talented beauties and handsome tykes from all over the city all vying for the chance to be discovered.

Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

By Eric King, ASLA, King Landscaping, www.EricKingLandscaping.com

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Physical activity can help control weight; build lean muscle; reduce fat; promote strong bone, muscle and joint development; and decrease the risk of obesity. To grow up to a healthy weight, kids need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day.

It's getting more difficult to get children to want to go outdoors. Let's Move, a nationwide effort to raise a healthier generation, says eight to 18 year-old adolescents spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media during a typical day.

We are fortunate to live in a warm climate that provides ample opportunities for children to play outside. What we need to do is remove the obstacles that deter them from doing so.

Runway Red partners with Cynthia Bailey to find the next "Kid Star" to strut the catwalk for a cause

Runway Red partners with Cynthia Bailey to find the next "Kid Star" to strut the catwalk for a cause

Facing tough economic times, most charities saw drops in charitable giving this year. Connecting celebrities to support a cause needs to be more than just lending their name. Supermodel Cynthia Bailey (RHOA) has always shown a commitment to help her community by supporting charitable causes. This time her agency, Bailey Agency School of Fashion, is joining forces with Show Me the Way Foundation, for an All-Star model casting call for children ages 5-17. Show Me the Way Foundation (SMTWF) is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and positive group activities for youth infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS and other terminal health issues.
 

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

Center of Puppetry Arts Splashes into Summer with Return of "Little Pirate Mermaid"

Center of Puppetry Arts Splashes into Summer with Return of "Little Pirate Mermaid"

Argh, Mateys!

Center for Puppetry Arts sets sail on adventure with a nautical twist on a classic tale

ATLANTA (June 6, 2012) Flap your flippers and get ready to make a splash!  From the imaginative mind of Artistic Director Jon Ludwig comes a whale of a seafaring adventure based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale with a swashbuckling musical twist. What’s in store for the Mermaid Princess turned helpful pirate and her buccaneer beau? Take the plunge and see this exciting marionette adventure featuring a bountiful ocean of puppets, unique characters, original music, stunning stage effects, and bubbly action! The Little Pirate Mermaid runs June 14 – July 15, 2012 as part of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ 2012-13 Family Series.

Ga. Connections Academy gets high marks from parents

Ga. Connections Academy gets high marks from parents

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy has made the grade.

The state's first free virtual charter school received very positive feedback from the parents of its students during the 2011-12 school year.

Almost 90 percent of the parents who responded to a survey gave the school a grade of either A or B, and 92 percent they would recommend GACA to other parents. Eighty-five percent of parents said they were more satisfied with GACA than with their children's previous schools.

About 52 percent of the school's 610 families responded to the survey, according to GACA officials.

"Our parent satisfaction survey really illustrates our commitment to accountability," principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "We value this parent feedback and use it to help make our virtual school program better. I am very pleased with the results, in particular the positive feedback about our teachers and the curriculum."

Center of Puppetry Arts to Host a Puppet Camp

Center of Puppetry Arts to Host a Puppet Camp

Puppet Camp!

Puppet lovers rejoice!!

This June, join the Center for Puppetry Arts in a fun-filled, hands-on, week-long adventure in puppetry. Children ages 9-12 will celebrate the magic of the art form by learning how to create their own puppet show from start to finish.

Campers will explore:

·         Puppetry Styles

·         Puppet History

·         Script Writing

·         Puppet Design

·         Puppet Building