It was purchased with a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance. Some leftover funds were used to buy 160 smoke detectors for distribution to those in need.
Winners named earlier this month for Metro United Way’s Social Innovation Prize met today for the first of many planned discussions. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Among the five winners are Breaking New Grounds, which works to create jobs through sustainable urban agriculture; The Stewards Staff, which works to develop leadership skills among young people;… Continue reading United Way Mentors Groups with Innovative Ideas
Being a kid can be tough under any circumstances. Peer pressure, parental pressure, academic pressure, let’s face it, childhood isn’t all roses. Add in the complicating factor of being an immigrant living in a new country and you have a whole new set of challenges. Immigrant children can find themselves living in two worlds, the one of school and native born peers and the one of their parents and the “old ways”.
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