If you ask almost any kid what their favorite season or time of year is, they’ll most likely say summer. This is because it’s a time of freedom, fun, being outside, going on vacation, and not having to worry about school. While it’s a good thing that children are having fun and enjoying themselves during the summer, it can sometimes make the transition back to school difficult. One of the things you can do to ease the transition is to get your child involved in fun activities. In this article, we’ll share some of the top back-to-school activities to help start the school year on a positive note.Read more
As a parent, your main priority of making sure your kids are safe and healthy is never fully complete. During summer break, your safety concerns may include where your kids are, who they are with, what they are doing, how they are feeling, and more. However, those concerns don’t automatically go away when summer ends and they go back to school. In fact, going back to school can increase their likelihood of getting sick and experiencing other issues due to the number of students they are around.
But don’t worry too much! We’re here with back-to-school health tips to ensure your child stays as safe and healthy as possible.Read more
While summer is still in full swing for kids, parents understand that the new school year will be here before you know it. Even though there’s still plenty of time to soak up the sun, ride bikes, and swim at the pool, it’s never too early to start preparing for the upcoming school year. This is especially true since there are around 50 million children enrolled in public education in the United States. That’s a lot of other families preparing for school, so be sure not to wait until the last minute. In this article, we’ll share some of the best back-to-school tips to help you—and your child—prepare for the new school year.Read more
Two local high school students have been named recipients of the Coach Sank Powe Memorial Scholarship. As the 2022 award recipients, Dekari “Turbo” Johnson of Itta Bena, and Owen Lane Grey of Benton, Mississippi will each receive a $300 scholarship for his college studies.Read more
Playing sports is a common part of childhood for many kids around the United States. In fact, around 55% of children between the ages of 6 and 17 participate in sports each year. That’s over 26 million kids.
While kids generally play sports because they are fun and enjoyable, there are also additional reasons why sports are advantageous for them. In this article, we’ll share some of the main benefits of sports in the lives of children.Read more
Gender equality is defined as “the state of having the same rights, status, and opportunities as others, regardless of one's gender.” Achieving gender equality is essential to creating a world where everyone is respected and not discriminated against based on gender. One of the central ways to promote gender equality is by striving for gender equality in sports. So, how can sports help promote gender equality?Read more
Income inequality is the uneven distribution of wealth between individuals in a given society. When there is income inequality, it usually means that the rich are far richer than everyone else, and the poor are much poorer than everyone else.
The United States has had one of the highest rates of income inequality among developed countries since 1970. This has led to the richest individuals getting rich faster than ever before. While income inequality has many negative consequences for those who are poor, one of the main effects is on their health. In this article, we’ll look at the relationship between income inequality and health.Read more
It’s fairly safe to say that all parents want their children to be healthy, but whether that want becomes a reality is a different story, as raising healthy kids can be difficult. Children’s health has become a major issue in the United States, as a 2020 UNICEF report ranked the U.S. last out of 38 countries in physical fitness.
Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) share that nearly 20% of Americans under the age of 19 are obese. This equates to over 14 million kids in total—about 1 out of every 5 in that age group. So, what can you do to ensure that your kids remain healthy as they grow and develop? In this article, we’ll share some of the best tips for raising healthy children.Read more
The partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta and the Special Olympics of Mississippi is history in the making.Read more
Spring means that summer is right around the corner, which means that millions of students around the country will be let out of school for summer break soon. While that is exciting for kids, it can be a huge headache for parents who have to figure out how to care for their children during work hours.
Around 20% of parents report leaving their kids home alone during the summer, while others have to cobble together various forms of care, like a family member, a nanny, using vacation time, and more. However, there’s another option that can be beneficial for both parents and their children: summer programs. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the main benefits of summer programs for kids.Read more