“You make a life out of what you have, not what you’re missing.”
Calling all Sophomores – These Shout Outs are ALL FOR YOU … Yes, there are more this week!
Turning on the news lately can feel like “Information Overload.” This week, Ms. Anastasia is here to ask exactly what you are feeling and how you are responding to the recent current events. This week we would like to hear your thoughts around the Christian Cooper incident that occurred in Central Park. Use the link below to respond to Ms. Anastasia’s questions and be sure to share this post with your fellow Club members so that we can hear from each of you!
June 1, 1980
CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. Check out their first broadcast here:
June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day!
On National Say Something Nice Day we have an opportunity to make June 1st extra pleasant for everyone. The purpose of this holiday is to counteract bullying and the lack of civility and common courtesy that is growing among people in today’s world. Hopefully, the practice of saying something nice today will continue into all tomorrows. When we were young, many of us often heard, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” One of the many reasons our parents taught us that is because once we say those words, we can’t take them back, no matter how true we think they might be. We all know someone whose true nature is kinder than most. Perhaps we even wish we could emulate them more than we do.
Do they pay compliments or do they follow this old saying? Perhaps a little of both. But there are a few other lessons we can learn from generally nice people. It’s more than saying nice things to others. They genuinely listen to others and tend to put others first. When they pay a compliment, it isn’t usually practiced. Their sincerity is felt by the receiver.
When it comes to planning for life after high school, some teens have it all planned out while others need some coaching. This week our program highlight will feature diplomas2Degrees.
diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. d2D helps teens develop both short- and long-term goals, while familiarizing them with post-secondary education through experiences like college tours. It also assists youth in securing financial aid and fosters supportive relationships with adults who can provide support throughout the college experience.
Today’s Sports, Fitness and Recreation Challenge will help us fine tune our Soccer Skills! It’s a beautiful day, so get outside and try this out!