News Briefs: Toyota Expands Early Childhood Education Centers


Toyota recently announced that it was expanding its early childhood learning academies for parents and caregivers to 12 additional schools and will increase its corporate sponsorship to $1 million.

Here are some early articles on how excited the local communities are about this great initiative:

Local CITGO Marketers Raise Money During Third Annual "Month Of Mott"

More than 150 Local CITGO Stations Fundraise for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Child Safety Seat Program
Press Release

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Six local CITGO Marketers representing more than 150 locally owned CITGO stations across Southeast Michigan participated in the third annual "Month of Mott" campaign, raising nearly $5,500 for the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. From May 1 through May 23, participating CITGO stations sold paper "Mott blocks" for $1. All of the proceeds from this year's campaign were donated to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital car seat safety program called "Mott Buckle Up!"

Verizon to Sponsor Two Free Webinars on June 18, 24 to Help Parents and Caregivers Teach Their Children Responsible Use of the Internet and Digital Technology

Press Release

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 13, 2013/3BL Media/ – Navigating through often conflicting messages about the impact of digital media on the education and development of young people, today’s so-called “digital natives,” can be daunting for parents and other caregivers.  To raise awareness and provide some helpful resources on these topics during Internet Safety Month, Verizon is sponsoring two free, 30-minute webinars in June:


Wrigley Company Foundation Partners with Pratham and Pratham USA to Provide Education Support to India’s Mint Farming Communities

$1Million USD dedicated to help improve the education of children in India's Uttar Pradesh
Press Release

CHICAGOJune 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The Wrigley Company Foundation announced the launch of a three-year, $1 million (USD) educational partnership with Pratham, the largest non-governmental education organization in India, working to provide quality education to

Bess the Book Bus Wraps Up 2013 Michigan Road Trip

Mobile Literacy Program Celebrates Successful Return to Michigan
Press Release

May 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During the week of May 26th, Bess the Book Bus made its way back to Michigan, with support from CITGO. Bess made stops at Harvest Elementary, Heritage Elementary and Pleasant Ridge Elementary in Saline, where more than 1,100 students were invited to pick out their very own new book to take home. This year’s visit also included read-aloud sessions for students in kindergarten through third grade at each of the three schools. 

HanesBrands and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Deliver Healthcare Services to Children in the Dominican Republic

Press Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ - HanesBrands today announced an ongoing partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide critical ear, nose and throat surgeries to hundreds of children each year in the Dominican Republic through volunteer medical missions.

Verizon Foundation Presents Free May 15 Webinar On Building Students’ Historical Literacy Skills with Common Core Standards

Discussion Designed for History, Social Studies Teachers, But Open To All Interested Educators
Press Release

Basking Ridge, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The latest free, live webinar from the Verizon Foundation’s will discuss building students' historical thinking and literacy skills by using Common Core standards.

National PTA and Discovery Education Join Together to Bring Anti-Bullying Focused Town Hall to Cities Across the Nation

Press Release

Silver Spring, Md., May 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Bullying has become an all too harsh reality for many of America’s school children and one of the most pressing issues parents and educators face today. National PTA and Discovery Education are proud to stand alongside a nation of concerned families in pledging to take concrete steps toward change.

Amway Indonesia Continues Its Philanthropic Involvement in Children's Hospitals

This is the fifth year Amway has worked closely with children's programs at the Dharmais hospital.

Children's Polyclinic HOSPITAL Dharmais Presents The Concept Of Fun


Children's Polyclinic HOSPITAL Dharmais Presents The Concept Of Fun

Schools May Help Close Gap to Mental Health Services For Adolescents With Mental Disorders

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Press Release

Washington D.C., May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A study published in the May 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that mental health resources provided by schools are significantly associated with whether adolescents with mental disorders receive needed mental health services. In particular, adolescents with disorders attending schools that engage in early identification of emotional problems, are significantly more likely to receive mental health services.


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