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Raising Voices: Treasure Chest Adventures

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Raising Voices: Treasure Chest Adventures

Savannah is the daughter of my best friend and partner here on Our Write Side, Stephanie. She is currently a rising high school sophomore. Her favorite activity is singing, and she is an avid soccer, basketball, and volleyball player. Her future goals include joining her high school color guard and making the advance choir. She…

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Raising Voices: Support Poetry Education

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Raising Voices: Support Poetry Education

The following information is shared directly from an email sent to me via poets.org:   Happy National Poetry Month! This April marks 20 years since we founded the occasion, which has become an important opportunity to celebrate poets and poetry, especially in schools. Because of our efforts, a generation of young people have grown up…

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Raising Voices: Katie Eder of KAH

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Raising Voices: Katie Eder of KAH

Previously we introduced the fantastic work at Kids Are Heroes. Over the course of this year, we will be periodically introducing you to the Heroes who make up this fantastic organization. Children are our future and they are doing great things already. This week we introduce Katie Eder from Shorewood, Wisconsin. Two years ago, when…

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Raising Voices: Don’t Bully by Meena

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Raising Voices: Don’t Bully by Meena

This week’s Raising Voices post is brought to you from Meena who is A.L. Mabry’s 15 year old daughter. Meena is an animal and music lover who is currently a home schooled Freshman. She has walked both lines of the bullying issued and learned a lot along the way. It’s hard to be the victim…

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Raising Voices: Meet Drew Squire of KAH

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Raising Voices: Meet Drew Squire of KAH

Previously we introduced the fantastic work at Kids Are Heroes. Over the course of this year, we will be periodically introducing you to the Heroes who make up this fantastic organization. Children are our future and they are doing great things already. This week we introduce Drew Squire from Leawood, Kansas. Drew Squire heard a…

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Raising Voices: What Does Hero Mean to You?

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Raising Voices: What Does Hero Mean to You?

  Jiovanni??joins us again for this week’s edition of Raising Voices. Today he is discussing his thoughts on the definition of “hero.” We’d love to hear your thoughts. ????????The very definition of hero is a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Heroes are people or…

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Kids Are Heroes

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Kids Are Heroes

When Raising Voices was introduced it was explained that we want to help give kids a voice. Kids should grow up learning how and when to use their voices and to know that they matter. Everyone has a purpose. For some of us, that purpose takes longer to find. And for others, they start a…

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Raising Voices: Justice For Kinsley

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Raising Voices: Justice For Kinsley

Let’s take a collective moment of silence for Kinsley and every other child that has been lost at the hands of an abuser. The purpose of Raising Voices is to teach our children to be confident in their voices, to assure them when they speak up they will be heard. Some of us struggle for…

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Roots and Roses

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Roots and Roses

This week on Raising Voices, I am featuring my younger son, Emeril,who ??wrote this poem several years ago after we were evicted from our house and staying at my ex-Mother in Law’s. Emeril is now a bright and witty 16 year old who has overcome the many obstacles life has thrown our way.    …

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Treasure Chest Adventure

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Treasure Chest Adventure

Today’s edition of Raising Voices is from Savannah. Savannah is the daughter of my best friend and partner here on Our Write Side, Stephanie. She is currently a rising high school sophomore. Her favorite activity is singing, and she is an avid soccer, basketball, and volleyball player. Her future goals include joining her high school…

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