Category Archives: Mentorship

(NYASP Children’s Mental Health PSA / The New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP) got a boost of support in the recognition of children’s mental health from NBA player Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. In the NYASP’s newest public service announcement, Hollis-Jefferson, of the Brooklyn Nets, urged students to utilize their school psychologist. In the PSA, Hollis-Jefferson Read More →

In recognition of National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month, several children participated in a Robert Tate Speed and Agility Football Camp. The football camp, hosted by the Reading Clinic, Inc., was an annual charity fundraiser for dyslexia. The camp was held on October 17, at the Benjamin Johnston Memorial field in Philadelphia, and drew Read More →

The groundwork for Leadership, (Taylor Wilson Thompson, 2013) first started on a playground. Taylor Wilson Thompson, then age 10, wanted to repair broken swings, teeter-totters, and other playground equipment, so her peers could have a safe place to roam and be creative. The problem Thompson faced was that she lacked money to purchase materials for the new Read More →

One of the reasons why I wanted to write this blog was to inspire children to believe they can reach their goals, despite the obstacles that surround them. Golf is a largely competitive sport; participation by minorities is about 5.5 million. According to African American Golf Digest, golf represents an untapped pool of an emerging demand, but participation Read More →

Sheila Johnson, who played a pivotal role in founding Back Entertainment Television, is helping to increase diversity in golf. Johnson is the first black woman on the United States Golf Association’s 15-member executive committee. Before she made history on the USGA, Johnson made an investment in athletic teams by purchasing the Washington Mystics, and became the vice chairman of Read More →

A Young Gardener’s Journey… At the age of nine, garden camp wasn’t exactly at the top of my list of summer recreation. By June, my heart was set on doing doggie paddles in the city pool, making beaded jewelry, and chasing down the ice cream truck. Garden camp, however, was my mother’s crafty plan to give Read More →

Many resources are available to provide assistance in building a community garden. To get started, theUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that you bring people and other organizations together and develop a plan. Managing our families’ garden took work. I enjoyed it, but years later, my sister headed off to college and the enthusiasm Read More →

What this area needs, I thought, is a community garden. Community gardening programs aim to address problems of hunger and nutrition, but children who participate in gardening can learn new skills and benefit from diverse forms of physical activity. Children ages 5-12 should spend at least one hour of physical activity every day. Add a Read More →

Sometimes all you need is a little CREATIVITY! Some time ago I watched a family move into a new neighborhood. It was the mother’s first home. She couldn’t have been more excited.  Her four daughters had their own bedrooms; another first. Outside, children from neighboring homes played in the street. The block wasn’t the most picturesque. Read More →