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2011-01-13 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This January, as part of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters launches Start Something(TM), a national initiative inviting all adults -- not just volunteers -- to support quality mentoring to help children who face adversity beat the odds. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/47788/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110113/MM18204) The...

2011-01-12 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday, January 12, 2011, from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m., legendary actor Louis Gossett, Jr., local LA mentoring program Famli Inc. and charity-sponsor specialist Voiceplatebridge.com will team up to provide a VIP sporting experience for eight fatherless boys from the LA area. Gossett, Jr., Torre Brannon Reese (founder of Famli Inc.), and Joe Fahmy (founder of Voiceplatebridge.com) will be in attendance along with a group of community male role models...

2011-01-06 07:00:00

Young People Need Your Help this National Mentoring Month ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- January is National Mentoring Month, and Goodwill Industries International is helping youth succeed by helping them overcome disadvantages and avoid delinquency through the Goodwill(®) GoodGuides(®) youth mentoring program. The effort is part of a national program that helps teens finish school and transition into productive careers through...

2011-01-05 00:00:39

The Over My Shoulder Foundation, founded by Grammy Winner Patti Austin and CEO Dawn Carroll, is a non-profit mentoring organization established on the principle that the arts, entertainment and media can positively impact millions of disenfranchised individuals. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 4, 2011 The Over My Shoulder Foundation, founded by Grammy Winner Patti Austin and CEO Dawn Carroll, is a non-profit mentoring organization established on the principle that the arts, entertainment and...

2010-12-16 08:00:00

CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With paint in their hair and smiles on their faces, Subaru of America employees got a first-hand look today at the power of Big Brothers Big Sisters' mentoring relationships. To celebrate the company's national "Share the Love" campaign, employees created a mosaic with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties mentors and mentees and experienced how Subaru's support of the long-term mentoring program helps kids who...

2010-12-07 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Independa, Inc. ("Independa") today announced its acceptance into the EvoNexus(TM) high-tech incubator program, helping accelerate Independa's launch of its technology-enabled independent living system for family caregivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101204/MM12213LOGO) EvoNexus, a nonprofit incubator from CommNexus(TM), focuses on high-tech startups and provides subsidized resources to a select group of companies and...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Are You Really Connected or Just Linked? How to Create Powerful, Inspiring Conversations that Lead to Greater Success Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Bill Gates, Bono, Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong have reached the pinnacle of achievement in their individual walks of life, but what do they really have in common? They all found out that ultimate success comes through the power of relationships. They discovered that by themselves they were limited, but by adding strategic advisors...

2010-11-16 14:45:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making it possible for 1500 more Illinois children of prisoners to have a specially trained Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor. A $4.5 million three-year HHS grant is enabling the Big Brothers Big Sisters Illinois State Association to provide consistent, enduring, success-focused mentoring services to the children, their custodial parent or guardians, and their volunteer...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 9, InSys Consulting CEO Linda Magnusson-Rosario shared the honors at a gala reception with Mary-Jean Eastman, Principal Perkins Eastman Architects, and Mark Wenitzky, Vice President, Bank of America Home Loans. The event highlighted their service to the community, and also helped fund Exploring Program's work, so it can continue to serve more than 6,500 young people throughout the Five Boroughs. With the support of...

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2010-11-07 07:22:33

With support from NSF, George Mason University program uses video game design as a way to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics "Your game is annoying," one student at the Be the Game summer camp tells another. The boy just laughs. "That's because you can't beat it," he says. This is an exchange between a sophomore at Suitland High School in Forestville, Md., and a seventh grader at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Clinton, Md. Both students...


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