More often than not, today’s cohort of young people — often referred to as Millennials, or the population born between 1980 and 2000 — are depicted as entitled, selfish and lazy. Parents, employers and even the New York Times portray them as a “Generation Me,” a demanding population spoiled by technology that values little over their number one priority: fun.
Imagine thousands of anxious, screaming kids amid the backdrop of Sea World. That was the scene Saturday, June 2, 2012, for ING KiDS ROCK San Diego. Kids in grades K–7 participated in a one-mile, non-timed, non-competitive “fun run” to combat childhood obesity. They became “marathon finishers” by completing 25.2 miles of a 26.2-mile marathon at their own pace in the weeks before the event with guidance from parents or teachers using the Official ING Run For Something Better® Training Guide.
ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge Participants Complete Three-Year Program
(3BL Media) May 31, 2012 - The ING Foundation is awarding college scholarships to teams of young girls who participated in the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge, a program that provides practical, hands-on investing experience to girls at Girls Inc. affiliates around the country.
Local Drum & Bugle Corps Wins CITGO Gift Cards for Doing Good
RACINE, Wis., May 16, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Caring about people and helping to improve the quality of their lives is a deeply embedded value of CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its Fueling Good program. Now in its fourth year of rewarding local heroes, the Fueling Good program has assisted more than 200 non-profit organizations in carrying out their vital missions, from caring for the eyes and ears of the underinsured to providing support for families affected by mental illness to protecting valuable water resources.
We’re a little bit country and a little bit Rock ‘n’ Roll
A record 7,125 kids crossed the same finish line as adults who ran the Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon when they participated in the ING KiDS ROCK Nashville on Friday, April 27 at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. This was a huge increase from the 4,700 kids who participated in the event last year, making it one of the largest kids’ races in the country.
What does Dallas have to offer besides Tony Romo and the Cowboys?
Screaming kids and a pop-punk rock alternative music group set the stage for ING Kids Rock Dallas on Saturday, March 24, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Nearly 800 kids in grades K–7 became “marathon finishers,” completing a cumulative marathon training program of 25.2 miles in the weeks leading up to race day. On race day, the kids felt a huge sense of accomplishment as they crossed the finish line. They received a medal, T-shirt and goodie bag.