• Uncategorized

    Empowering at-risk youth thru dance

    Misty Copeland, ballet dancer and ambassador for MindLeaps visits Rwanda to see how the program helps children. MindLeaps is a non profit that provides dance-centered programs for at-tsk youth in post conflict and developing countries www.theguardian.com/personal-investments/ng-interactive/2018/sep/25/misty-copeland-mindleaps-empowers-rwandan-youth

  • Bullying,  Mental Health

    Youth and suicide prevention.

    Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people, and if the kids are being bullied or suffering from some sort of mental health condition, it is far more likely they would consider attempting suicide.

  • Equality

    International Day of the Girl

    “This is a critical time for the girls in our world” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka UN Under Secretary-General  and Executive Director of UN Women. The world is thriving with 1.1 billion girls challenging the status quo. From courageous fierce activists to out of the box thinkers, mathematicians, athletes, artists, authors, scientists and fabulous glitter stars. They all face challenges, stigmas and hardships… yet they persist, resist and thrive against all odds. A little more than 600 million are adolescents girls that will join the workforce in the next five years, more than 90% live in developing countries and will work in the informal sector, with low or no pay at all, abuse…

  • Bullying,  Mental Health

    #thatsnotlove, warning signs every parent should be aware of

    Now that February 14th is almost here we have to think about our children’s relationships, is hard to perceive any kind of abuse if there is no communication, but even if the proper channels are not open to have a talk with them, there are warning signs every parent must be aware of. Have you ever seen your teenage “sweetheart”: • Try to stop him/her from seeing or talking to family or friends? • Called him/her derogatory nicknames, put him/her down, or made fun of him/her? • Threaten or scare him/her? • Bite, slap, push, hit or kick him/her? • Pressure or force him/her to do something sexual when is…