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Carlos Lejneiks Wins The 2018 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award

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And the winner of the 2018 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award is… Carlos Lejneiks!

The president and CEO of Big Brothers & Big Sisters (BBBS) of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties took over the then struggling agency in 2008. Within four years, he went from serving approximately 100 youth to serving more than 1,000.  Under his leadership, BBBS has received numerous awards from local, state and national organizations. 

Whole Foods Market Commissions Official Fiesta Medals Available for $10 each at San Antonio Locations

100 percent of proceeds benefit Whole Kids Foundation
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AUSTIN, Texas, April 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – San Antonio's annual Fiesta celebration, which began in 1891 and kicks off this year on April 19, is known for its tradition of artful medals commissioned by various organizations and businesses. For the second year, Whole Foods Market stores in San Antonio will sell unique medals designed by store graphic artists to celebrate Fiesta with sales benefiting Whole Kids Foundation.

Whole Kids Foundation Funds 600 New Edible Education Gardens

Recipients include schools and non-profit organizations working to create a deeper connection between kids and food
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AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced 602 new school and school-garden-support-organization grant recipients. The recipients cover 46 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces, providing educational opportunities around agriculture, ecology, nutrition and business for 356,798 students.

Keep America Beautiful Opens Application for 2018–2019 National Youth Advisory Council

High School Students Invited to Apply Today
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 National Youth Advisory Council through June 8.

Teens Changing Driving Behavior: Finalists Announced in National Public Service Announcement Challenge

Public can vote online for People's Choice winner until April 24
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Silver Spring, MD, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  A short video message from teens to their peers to encourage safe driving habits might be all that is needed to avoid dangerous driving situations. That is the premise behind the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, which drew more than 1,300 entries from students across the country.

Discovery Education Partnerships: Getting Students Ready to Learn

Partnerships with youth service organizations address students' health and safety needs
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Studies tell us that students perform better at school when they are physically and emotionally healthy. They miss fewer classes, are able to concentrate better on their schoolwork, are less likely to engage in antisocial or risky behavior and earn higher marks.

Nick International Highlights What #KidsCan Do With Nine Extraordinary Stories

by Stuart Winchester
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A 16-year-old girl in the United Arab Emirates organizes environmental clean-ups in more than 10 countries. A 13-year-old in the Philippines gives gifts and hygiene products to 10,000 street kids in his community. A 16-year-old who fled Syria starts a school for 200 children in his refugee camp.

Get-IT Girls Go Hands-on with Technology

One of the most effective ways to inspire girls to pursue a STEM education and careers is to introduce them to professionals in the field
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A partnership between North American automaker FCA US LLC and the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWT) is making sure that young women ‘GET-IT’, which stands for Girls Exploring Together Information Technology, an after-school team activity designed to encourage young girls to consider and ultimately pursue a career in information technology.

Inspiring Teen Puts a Spotlight on a Pervasive Trash Problem

National parks benefit from Georgia’s Plastic Pollution Awareness Day
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To raise public awareness about the trash problem at our parks and to better educate park visitors on how to lessen their environmental footprint, the National Parks Conservation Association is partnering with Subaru of America, Inc. and the National Park Service to reduce the amount of visitor-generated waste that national parks send to landfills at Denali, Grand Teton and Yosemite.

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To raise public awareness about the trash problem at our parks and to better educate park visitors on how to lessen their environmental footprint, the National Parks Conservation Association is partnering with Subaru of America, Inc. and the National Park Service to reduce the amount of visitor-generated waste that national parks send to landfills at Denali, Grand Teton and Yosemite.

Lifting Up Those Left Behind in L.A.’s Forgotten ZIP Codes

by Lisa Di Venuta
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Watts is a Los Angeles neighborhood with a legacy of poverty, racial tension and violence. It’s notorious for the Watts Riots, a nightmarish five-day 1965 clash set off by police brutality and intensified by poor race relations. Today, residents of Watts’ low-income housing projects are still hindered by the city’s lack of interest in rehabilitating and modernizing their neighborhood.

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