Building Character in Our Kids

Five-year-old Jerhmontey struggled with anger management and had difficulty with authority figures. In kindergarten, he was suspended for his behavior. After spending time at...

ART 180: Change Through Art

As soon as Todd Hale, a professional artist and ART 180 program assistant, started chatting with a shy seventh-grader named Stephon in the cafeteria...

Tree Lovers Unite!

The mulberry tree at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardensWhen I was a kid, trees were my monkey bars, from the short mimosa with low, spreading...

RVA Kids In Uniform?

Some of our kids have grown up wishing they could wear a Hogwarts school uniform adorned with the prestigious Gryffindor crest. But would they...

Council on International Educational Exchange

Students and CIEE host siblings enjoyed a holiday get-together, no doubt celebrating traditions from around the world. At right, Jean and Tom Anderson (front)...

Storied Books

A movie can leave a mark, that’s for sure. It can affect you profoundly, make you laugh, cry, or in the worst possible circumstance,...

Yes You Can!

 Our homeschooling journey started when our son’s school suggested cognitive development testing for him. Rather than work with the school system to create an...

Raising Honorable Kids

One night during dinner, a family talk about service took an unforeseeable twist. The discussion went like this: “I want to help others, but...

Maggie L. Walker Youth Leadership Institute Underway

Summer program provides high school students with leadership skillsRICHMOND, Va. —Inspired by the vision of Maggie L. Walker, one of Richmond’s leading African American voices...

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Many people are surprised to learn that Hugs and Kisses, Virginia’s principle child sexual abuse prevention program, is implemented by Theatre IV, the touring...

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