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Generation Stress: Mental Illness, a Silent Epidemic

Yesterday was Valentines Day. The day of LOVE! It was also Ash Wednesday, a Christian day of peace and the first day of Lent. It was also the day a mentally ill 19-year-old stole seventeen lives in a shooting rampage in a South Florida school. I have worked with schools, parents, and students for twenty-plus [...]

8 Surprising Predictions About the Future of Work for Baby Boomers

Originally Posted on FlexJobs.com and written by Jennifer Parris There’s no denying that the landscape of work is changing. More and more companies are adopting flexible work policies, recognizing the dramatic (and positive) impact that it has both for business and employees. But do you ever wonder what the future holds for the world of [...]

Millennial Parents Are Hooked On Coupons!

Remember when the best place to get a good coupon was in the newspaper? Long before the internet gave us access to couponing and discount sites like Groupon, RetailMeNot, and others, the only place you could find a good coupon was in print publications. For decades, the largest circulation day for local newspapers was Thursday. [...]

University of Phoenix and NFL Great, Charles Tillman Partnership

The University of Phoenix was looking for ways to engage their associates in their local communities. We helped create a strategic partnership with UOPX, Scholastic and Chicago Bears star and NFL Man of the Year, Charles Tillman. The partnership sponsored a family literacy event at Bethune Elementary School in South Chicago helping hundreds of [...]

Kiwanis Opens a Reading Oasis with Scholastic at Fern Creek School

Kiwanis is an international service organization that focusses on underserved kids, helping the children of the world, one child at a time. We helped Kiwanis conduct a Facebook contest for all of their US clubs. Participating clubs adopted a school and developed a plan to build a Scholastic Community Reading Oasis on campus. The [...]

Baltimore Raven, Torrey Smith, Opens a Reading Room

Torrey Smith, Wide Receiver for the Baltimore Ravens and founder of the Torrey Smith Foundation, in partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs, has transformed a room at Dickey Hill Elementary School into a literary oasis.

Walmart & Kellogg’s Partnership Wins 2014 Halo Award

We helped Kellogg's and Walmart team up with Scholastic to provide the students and families of Dalton Elementary School in Aurora, CO a Family Reading Night. Parents participated in a workshop to help them learn strategies to make reading a habit at home. Kellogg's provided healthy snacks and a Reading Certificate which enabled every [...]