Adopt-A-Class Program Is Accepting Donations For Its 14th Year Bringing The Arts To School Children

For the 14th year, businesses and individuals can enrich schoolchildren’s educational experiences by adopting a local class to see an exciting Field Trip Series performance through the Adopt-A-Class program at CSU, Chico. Every child in the area deserves an opportunity to enjoy the thrill and excitement of a live performance. Linking businesses, … [Read more...]

Famous Artists Program at Turtle Bay Exploration Park

The Famous Artists Program (formerly the Art Docent Program) is designed to serve as a supplement to a kindergarten through eighth grade art program. It complies with the California and National Visual Arts Standards and is used by well over a 100 schools in and outside of California. Its focus is to open a door into the wonderful world created by … [Read more...]

Along Came a Playhouse

As a whole, being given the opportunity to design a playhouse and work with local nonprofit Caring Choices’ Recreation and Dreams for Kids with Cancer Program (RAD) and other local Chico businesses was a pleasant experience. Designing the playhouse gave me the opportunity to put my architecture knowledge of to work. During this process I was also … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts, Celebrating 100 Years

Girl Scouts will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012, so it is a great time to be part of the organization! The fundamentals of Girl Scouting are the same today as they were in 1912, but the way in which girls participate in the program is constantly evolving to stay current with the changing world and interests of girls. The mission of … [Read more...]

BMX Racing – Playing In The Dirt Has Never Been Such Fun!

What do a 3-year-old boy named Diesel and a 31-year-old woman named Erin have in common? They both spend a couple of evenings a week “playing in the dirt” at the Nor Cal Boomtown BMX track in Shasta Lake City. And they’re not alone. Boys and girls of all ages are spinning their wheels at BMX (Bicycle Motocross) tracks across the nation. The … [Read more...]

Safer Sports: Preventing Sports Injuries in Children

Sports injuries are sidelining more young athletes than ever before, a trend that concerns doctors, coaches and parents. According to the STOP Sports Injury Campaign, 2 million sports injuries strike high school students each year. Doctors are seeing serious injuries in children as young as 5; kids under 14 account for 40 percent of sports-related … [Read more...]

Bullying – An Age-Old Problem But One With Solutions

Confrontations. Unkind Words. Exclusion. Aggression. Harassment. Intimidation. Are these the acts of a bully? It depends, experts say. Conflicts involving one or more of these behaviors are a normal part of growing up and learning social skills. However, educational psychologists and Co-Directors of the Bullying Research Network, Drs. Shelley … [Read more...]

Mother-Daughter Team Brings Sunshine To Kids With Disabilities

Faelin Klein embodies the term “mama bear.” For 23 years, the diminutive blonde has fought long and hard to ensure her daughter has had access to the medical, educational and community resources she both needed and deserved. While this is not exceptional in itself, in many ways she has become a fierce advocate for thousands of children besides her … [Read more...]

August 2011

[related-posts] On the Cover: Reed is a fourth grader at Sierra View. He enjoys playing basketball and baseball. He also plays football for the Jaguars. Reed is enjoying his summer boating and spending time with friends and family. Photography: Lisa Tosi Photography: Your Life - Your Style - Your Story. Specializing in a modern approach to … [Read more...]

Cooperative Co-parenting: A New Relationship for Separating Parents

Parental separation is hard on families, tough on parents and tough on kids. Separation suddenly forces each parent to complete tasks associated with reorganizing a life: making new living arrangements, handling financial pressures, dividing the household and dealing with a myriad of legal issues. Each task could be considered a major life stressor … [Read more...]