Tag Archives: Tweens

Local Teen advocates for child abuse awareness

In Lucas County alone, there are over 1900 reported cases of child abuse each year.  Every day in the U.S., four children die from abuse.  In fall, 2007, with these alarming statistics in mind, ten-year-old Abbey Pawlak, began a grass-roots campaign to end child abuse.  The Sylvania resident gathered 20 donated pumpkins from local farmers,

SETT for Success

When we started out, prevention had no face. We are a part of the foundation that proves prevention works. When they come here, they get hope… inspired.” Executive director, Charles Muhammad, said of his organization SETT. SETT stands for Self Expression Teen Theatre, a troupe of teen actors who also function as peer educators and

Encouraging character

Encouraging character Development of strong character in young people is one of the biggest challenges parents and educators face today.  The Knight Academy will present a free program on character development for students, parents and teachers on Thursday, November 4, at Gladieux Meadows.  The program will feature, Dr. Hal Urban a nationally acclaimed speaker on

Students helping kids stay healthy

High school students looking for a challenge, and who want to help keep their fellow young people healthy and happy, are invited to enter Promedica’s third annual Fields of Green scholarship contest. The program asks teams of students to come up with their own ideas to improve nutrition in elementary schools and promote physical fitness,

Not so invisible

Maumee Valley Country Day juniors Genna Davis, Delaney Lonsway and Kristin Bigelow studied the civil war in Uganda and were particularly moved to end the use of abducted children as child soldiers. Learning about these war crimes during an elective class at Maumee Valley during middle school, the students became passionate about creating awareness and

A light a Lake

On October 22, during the Lake Flyers home football game, Lake High School Students in Action and Leadership Toledo announced the first quarter Youth Jefferson Award winners. Two Lake High School students, freshman David Henninger and senior Kaysie Brittenham, were awarded the national Youth Jefferson for their involvement in service and leadership initiatives. Henninger was