News, Research, and Information on Kids and Extracurriculars

Rock Climbing for Kids: Reaching New Heights

Your daughter is struggling with her self-confidence; your son is trying to get into shape (or worried about his weight); your teen is stressing...

Gardening with Kids

With warmer temperatures finally (FINALLY!) here, it's time to get serious about gardening. And similar to our earlier post on the magic of gardening with...

Adults Are Breaking Kids

Overzealous, yet well-intentioned adults are breaking kids. That's the consensus of a growing number of pediatric specialists pointing to dramatic increases in sports-related injuries...

The Big Benefits of Summer Camp

Mention the words 'summer camp' and most people think of campfire ghost stories, tug-of-war competitions, horseback riding, water sports, and hikes through the woods....

CREATIVITY

Kids outside

Go Outside and Play!

Go outside and play! Most of us who came of age in the pre-digital era recall that particular command from mom or dad. In...

DANCE

Wingmen for Dance

Creating Wingmen for Dance

In an era when kids mistakenly equate social medias 'likes' with actual friendships, a growing number of youth clubs and organizations are fighting back...

MUSIC

marching band

7 Reasons Marching Band is Good for Kids

Next time you're at a high school football game, ask yourself which of the kids on the field are likely to do best in...

THEATRE

Theatre builds healthy kids

How Theatre Builds Healthy Kids

Your son is more comfortable staring at the smartphone in his hand than making eye contact or verbally communicating with others. Your bright, intelligent...

SPORTS & ATHLETICS

Rock climbing for kids

Rock Climbing for Kids: Reaching New Heights

Your daughter is struggling with her self-confidence; your son is trying to get into shape (or worried about his weight); your teen is stressing...
Adults are breaking kids

Adults Are Breaking Kids

STEM

Hidden Genius Project

Google Gives $1M to Spur Black Youth in Technology

Google's philanthropic arm has announced a $1 million grant to the Oakland-based Hidden Genius Project, which trains and mentors black male youth in technology...

HEALTH & HAPPINESS

Adults are breaking kids

Adults Are Breaking Kids

Overzealous, yet well-intentioned adults are breaking kids. That's the consensus of a growing number of pediatric specialists pointing to dramatic increases in sports-related injuries...

ACADEMICS

Student Athlete

Don't Blame Extracurricular Activities for Bad Grades

Parents and school officials who keep kids out of extracurricular activities because of poor grades may be making the problem even worse. That's the consensus...

CAMP

The big benefits of summer camp

The Big Benefits of Summer Camp

Mention the words 'summer camp' and most people think of campfire ghost stories, tug-of-war competitions, horseback riding, water sports, and hikes through the woods....

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