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Tips for Parents to Help Their Struggling Readers

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Parents

Literacy is an essential skill so it’s important that parents know how to help their children if they are struggling.

Literacy is one of the most important skills to have these days, as being a competent reader not only helps in one’s academic career but also in their future professional lives. It’s an essential skill in becoming an independent person so it’s no wonder that some parents start to worry once their children have some difficulties with reading. That said, it’s important to approach it with a level-head, utilize the resources available to you, and take these tips to heart when trying to assist your child with bettering their literacy.

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What Common Illnesses Keep Children From Going to School?

Friday, January 26th, 2018
School

Missing school due to illnesses is never fun. What kinds of sicknesses might be keeping kids home?

We’re still in the midst of sick season—you may notice your coworkers coughing more or your friends complaining about sore throats. It can be obnoxious for us adults to deal with all of the kinds of sicknesses that are common around this time of year, but what can be even more difficult is when children become sick. Some kinds of illnesses can keep children out of school, putting their academic performance at risk. Let’s take a look at some common illnesses that can make school attendance an issue.

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Celebrating the Success of Baltimore’s YouthWorks

Friday, July 28th, 2017
YouthWorks

My Brother’s Keeper was happy to be a part of the massively successful YouthWorks initiative this summer!

YouthWorks is a Baltimore City program offering summer employment for thousands of young people every year. This year, in particular, the program was especially ambitious and hopeful. Thankfully, the city was given over $10 million in funding for the program and was able to offer over 8,000 youths jobs. My Brother’s Keeper was proud to be a part of the YouthWorks program and hosted 10 local youth, aged 15-17 as either rising juniors or seniors, during the summer. Part of what these young students did with My Brother’s Keeper was to develop resumes, earn computer literacy certificates from the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, participated in a one day financial literacy workshop, and expanded upon skills such as attendance, punctuality, problem-solving, and team interaction. As a part of the Youthworks program, we want to take a look at what YouthWorks is and why it’s so important.

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Do Youth Programs Really Work?

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Youth Programs

Youth programs are an effective means of guiding children into better habits and lifestyle choices.

There is some debate over the effectiveness of youth programs that has led some to wonder whether or not they’re a viable option in curbing poverty and violence in low-income communities. The good news is that most research indicates that young people who are around opportunities for positive encounters engage in far less violence or risky behavior and ultimately have better transitions into adulthood. Youth programs are intended to engage young people in productive and constructive ways that will help better them and their communities, but how well do they really work?

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How Living in Poverty Affects Women and Their Children: Teen Pregnancy, Education, and the Future of Women

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Find out how to help those living in Baltimore.

Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty, which can have an alarming impact on their children.

It is a revolutionary time to be a woman in America, as we not only have the right to vote for our president, but to vote for a female candidate if we choose to do so. These are just a couple examples of the many strides women have made in history, but if you are a woman living in poverty, life in America can still leave much to be desired – especially if you are pregnant or have a child. Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Let’s discuss how living in poverty affects women and their children specifically. (more…)


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