Monday, November 25, 2013

Wear Orange Today

Wear orange. Say NO to violence against women.
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The facts are staggering:
  • Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime.
  • Between 500,000 to 2 million people are trafficked annually into situations including prostitution, forced labour, slavery or servitude, according to estimates. Women and girls account for about 80 per cent of the detected victims
  • It is estimated that more than 130 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM/C, mainly in Africa and some Middle Eastern countries.
  • The cost of intimate partner violence in the United States alone exceeds $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion is for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion.
  • Click here to learn more.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Teachers on Pinterest

Teachers on Pinterest is a great place for teachers to find and share creative ideas. In an effort to promote lively learning, this is a place that will inspire our hard-working teachers - who make a difference in the lives of our children everyday.  Click here.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Healthy Money Summit

The Shift Network Healthy Money Summit begins today. "Navigating the shift to our shared prosperity.

  • If you want to know specifically what to do to increase your personal prosperity – and also create abundance for your family, your communityand the world...
  • If you want to overcome those financial roadblocks that just never seem to go away, so that you can enjoy life and fulfill your mission...
  • If you want to feel free instead of fear when you sit down to pay your bills...
  • If you want to spread your money in meaningful ways that support your deepest values and passions...
...then, you’ve come to the right place! "
Click Here to learn more.

Friday, November 01, 2013

National Entrepreneurship Month

Barak Obama, President of the US, has proclaimed November 2013 as National Entrepreneurship Month. "I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 22, 2013, as National Entrepreneurs' Day." To learn more, click here.