September 2010

Kid Matters - eNewsletter from The Children's Trust
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Because All Children Are Our Children
September 2010
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Freedom Schools Have Kids Singing, Dancing - and Learning - with Joy

It's their favorite part of the day, so when the first notes of the Harambee music sounded Derek, 9, and Julius, 8, leaped from their seats.


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Children's Movement of Florida Bent on Making Kids First Priority
Maybe it's simply an idea whose time has come. That Democrats and Republicans and Independents alike around the state are tired, frustrated - furious that, by almost every objective standard, hundreds of thousands of children in Florida simply don't get the health care, education and other basic services they need to get a decent start in life.
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Encouraging Young Talent to Dream Big
They gave a smorgasbord, a potpourri and a gumbo of performances. A harmonica player cutting some blues. A soaring rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner in tribute to the 9/11 fallen. A foot-stomping version of the Chuck Berry rock-n-roll classic "Johnny B. Goode." An Isadora Duncan-styled modern dance. A Schubert movement on cello.
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Questions about Children's Services? Answers Are Just a Click Away: thechildrenstrust.org
Looking for an after-school program in the 33127 zip code that promotes fitness for your 8-year-old? A music-based summer camp in Homestead for your teen? Are you a first-time mother with questions about post-partum care? Need information about what schools offer a Children's Trust health team?
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YAC: A Vehicle for Youth
Involvement and Service
The Children's Trust Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is launching its fifth year, having grown from 11 members who met sporadically in the first year to 60 who this year will engage in a year of advocacy, service and learning while advising The Children's Trust Board from its unique youth perspective.
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Values Tree Takes Root at
The Children's Trust
Visit The Children's Trust these days and you'll notice some new growth near the elevators and on a number of walls - spiraling tree branches of brown, green, red and gold. These new artistic displays - our "Values Tree" - imitates the mythical Celtic tree with its interconnected branches and strong, deep roots. Its branches reflect the five core operational values at The Children's Trust: integrity, trust, teamwork, quality and leadership. Read more

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