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"Making the Grade Run for Education" Fundraiser

"Making the Grade Run for  Education" Fundraiser

Calling all runners, walkers and families who want to help local schools!  

Registration is now open for second annual “Making the Grade Run for Education” scheduled for Sunday, September 16, at the El Dorado HillsGolf Course at the bottom of Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills.

This fun and festive family event will offer something for everyone --10K and 5K trail run/walks, professionally-timed by Capital Road Race Management, as well as two fun runs designed for kids 12 years and younger.  Last year’s event drew race participants from throughout the greater Sacramento region. 

New this year, following the races, will be a huge Buckeye Family Fun Festival featuring food vendors, bounce houses, music, games and activities organized by volunteers from each of the seven schools in the Buckeye Union School District.

Participants can register online at www.makingt

Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution Hosts "The Weight of The Nation" Event Sept 27

Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution Hosts "The Weight of The Nation" Event Sept 27

In honor of September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Leaner Healthier Teen (LHT) Revolution, the fastest growing healthy nutrition education weight loss programs in the U.S., announced today that they will host a free screening of HBO’s “THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION: “Children in Crisis!” documentary at a special event at Three Stages in Folsom, Calif. On Sept. 27 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. LHT Revolution is based in the Sacramento area and has licensees in several cities across the U.S., who will be hosting similar events. To RSVP for this no-cost event and learn about local resources to help families get educated about helping their children live a leaner longer healthier life, please register for this limited seating engagement.

Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack

Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for Sacramento’s homeless children, it is a time fraught with emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses.

Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack, which runs June 25 to July 13, aims at providing Sacramento’s youth in need with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success.

“This is our third consecutive year of partnering with Volunteers of America on Operation Backpack, and we are thrilled to once again help our local students in need,” said Tri Counties Bank Marketing Specialist, Jessica Freitas. “While a new backpack is such a small thing to most of us, for these kids it really makes a big difference.

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

The Folsom Public Library is recruiting customer-service oriented volunteers to assist staff on Sundays, according to Library Supervisor Greta Galindo.    

Galindo is seeking friendly and dependable volunteers who can commit to working as library docents from noon to 5 p.m. one Sunday a month.

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

As you know, the rapid pace of technological growth coupled with the demands of a global economy that operates 24/7 raises the standard for schools to produce "life-long learners" who can keep up.

Studies show students as young as third grade have started thinking of their career path which is why it’s important to start early when getting kids to understand their options in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. Studies also show that STEM classes and career planning should be built into school curriculum as early as possible, and that hands-on activities and visits with professionals in different fields are necessary for students to learn how their work in the classroom can be relevant to a future career.

To support the STEM initiative, this Saturday, March 24, William Jessup University will host Placer County’s Second Annual STEM Expo, free and open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm.

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

High School, nothing like the movies. Nobody gets up on the tables and sings, there's no group of "big bad girls," and in the end, the unpopular girl doesn't always get the guy. They teach us a lot in high school, most of it we don't listen to. But it's where you make all your memories. I believe high school is where you set the path for you future. What you learn shapes who you are, and who your going to be. 

 

Memories. Most of the memories you make in high school stick with you for life. So why not make them good ones? 

 

Challenges. You will face many challenges during these four years. Some could be drugs, relationships, grades, peer pressure, or bullying.