Free News Articles, Religion and Churches

Celebrate World Television Day With a Visit to the Scientology Network

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Curious about Scientology? In honor of World Television Day November 21, with the UN noting the increasing impact of the medium on the lives of people everywhere, the Church of Scientology welcomes viewers to satisfy their curiosity about Scientology and learn the truth about the world's youngest major religion.

Every six seconds someone searches the question "What is Scientology?" And the Scientology Network answers this question by taking viewers behind the scenes to Scientology Churches on six continents, Church management, its publication and dissemination facilities, and humanitarian outreach centers and programs.

The network launched in March 2018 with a special introduction by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige.

"You've probably heard of Scientology," said Mr. Miscavige from the atrium of the Church of Scientology spiritual headquarters in Florida. "There's a lot of talk about us. And we get it. People are curious. Well, we want to answer your questions, because, frankly, whatever you've heard, if you haven't heard it from us, I can assure you, we are not what you expect.

"So, while I could tell you Scientology is new, our approach is new, our answers are new, and that Scientology is not just something you believe in, it's something you do, well, I'm sure you would much rather see for yourself. And that's what the Scientology Network is all about. To show you inside Scientology, who we are, what Scientology is, and what Scientology can do."

The Network debuted, airing 24/7 in 17 languages on DIRECTV channel 320, with an array of original series, also available at Scientology.tv, and streaming through mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms:

* Inside Scientology -- a behind-the-scenes look at the religion-its international spiritual headquarters and cutting-edge publishing houses, what happens on a typical day at a Church of Scientology, and the meticulous, painstaking efforts to preserve 75 million words of Founder L. Ron Hubbard's religious writings and recordings for future generations

* Meet a Scientologist -- an in-depth look into the lives of individual Scientologists from the frontiers of modern art, science, sports, entertainment and many other professions and interests

* I am a Scientologist -- featuring hundreds of Scientologists from every corner of the world and every imaginable occupation, giving personal accounts of how their lives have been enriched by the religion

* Voices for Humanity -- brief documentaries introducing change-makers of all faiths, cultures and nations as they extend help to their communities through Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs

* Destination: Scientology -- bringing viewers inside Scientology Churches, showcasing the diversity of the Churches and the cooperation that weaves every Church of Scientology into the local community fabric

* L. Ron Hubbard: In His Own Voice -- a unique series chronicling L. Ron Hubbard through autobiographical vignettes in his own words and in his own voice. Scientology is the only major religion with the voice of its Founder intact, recorded in public lectures delivered over the course of a quarter-century.

* L. Ron Hubbard Library Presents -- with films exploring the beliefs and practices of the Scientology religion through the groundbreaking writings of its Founder.

* Citizens Commission on Human Rights -- an ongoing investigative series featuring the global advocacy organization taking on powerful, well-funded psychiatric interest groups to educate the public on abuses of psychiatry. These documentaries expose the truth about the marketing of psychotropic prescriptions, the dangers of those drugs and the industry's terrifying history

The second season saw the addition of:

* Documentary Showcase -- because fundamental to Scientology is its humanitarian mission that extends to some 200 nations with programs for human rights, human decency, literacy, morality, drug prevention and disaster relief. For this reason, the Scientology Network provides a platform for independent filmmakers who embrace a vision of building a better world.

The network also airs films on the beliefs and practices of the religion, answering questions about its philosophy and technology. These include:

* Scientology Principles -- questions are answered about the most basic tenets of Scientology, explaining the fundamental beliefs and core truths of the religion.

* Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought -- presenting the basic theory of Scientology from the book of the same title-highlighting discoveries that enhance every aspect of life, the mind and the spirit.

* The Problems of Work: Scientology Applied to the Workaday World -- with the technology to resolve problems to not only bring stability to the workplace but to return joy to life itself.

* Scientology: Tools for Life -- comprising 19 short films drawn from The Scientology Handbook, providing solutions to challenges in a wide array of areas such as marriage, raising children, education and communication. The program also presents free online courses corresponding to each chapter of The Scientology Handbook.

* The Way to Happiness -- L. Ron Hubbard's moral code and common-sense guide to living, universally applied to anyone regardless of religion or cultural background. Brought to life on film, The Way to Happiness is the moral code Scientologists and millions of others abide by each day. The book has been translated into 115 languages and distributed to more than 120 million people worldwide.

* 21 short films titled "Common Sense for Life" depicting the precepts of The Way to Happiness.

With all content broadcast and streaming in 17 languages and viewed in 240 countries, what better time than on World Television Day to find real answers to the question "What is Scientology?" And benefit from the answers.

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Shining a light on School Nutrition and the Lunchtime Heroes that make it happen

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Todd Linsky Consulting (TLC) announced today: TLC-Todd-versations, in collaboration with the Chef Ann Foundation, brings you stories from across our great country on positive changes to the school nutrition landscape, "Todd-versations Lunchtime Heroes."

"Do you know that poor diet and food insecurity are stressors for many children?" asks Todd Linsky, principal at TLC, and host of TLC-Todd-versations. "Poor nutrition contributes to behavioral problems, impaired school performance, and multiple health issues. Enter Ann Cooper, founder of the Chef Ann Foundation."

Chef Ann knows from experience that higher-quality diets and scratch-cooked school meals promote learning. Well-nourished children have better school attendance rates, exhibit fewer behavioral problems, and are more engaged in the classroom. Healthy eating prepares children for long-term success by contributing to brain development, increased energy, and focus.

Who are Todd-versations' Lunchtime Heroes? They are the often-invisible school food service teams across our country that work to make district budgets stretch, meals appealing, and fill the gap many families face when it comes to feeding their children.

Starting November 8, 2022, in addition to our regular programming, TLC Todd-versations is releasing monthly Todd-versations' Lunchtime Heroes. See: https://linktr.ee/toddversations.

Linsky adds, "We have planned episodes with incredibly creative and dedicated people that are improving lives through amazing school nutrition programs, thanks in part to the Chef Ann Foundation."

Todd-versations' Lunchtime Heroes reminds us of what it will take to win today and for the future of children across this country. Families, food service teams, children, and communities are impacted by the Chef Ann Foundation's program to bring scratch cooking to schools. Ann Cooper, its founder, is an internationally recognized author (Bitter Harvest and Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children), chef (CIA graduate), educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children.

She stated the importance of Todd-versations' Lunchtime Heroes this way, "Day in and day out, nobody really pays attention. So, to be able to promote school food service teams, for them to feel good about what they do, for them to tell their stories of the kids they're feeding, and the families' lives they are changing is really important."

Linsky adds to Ann's sentiments by saying, "We hope to bring attention to ways school food service programs are winning the day, inspiring you to get involved. It takes more than any one individual to make these changes. Parents. Teachers. Administrators. Politicians. Local, State, and Federal programs. We can't engage students' minds if we haven't satisfied their guts."

Todd-versations was created in 2021 with the purpose of elevating conversations designed to uplift brands, ideas, and the people behind them. Having released over 120 shows with a global audience of over 50 countries, Todd-versations has quickly found its voice, sharing positivity and inspirational conversations.

Founded in 2009 by Ann Cooper, the Chef Ann Foundation is dedicated to promoting whole-ingredient, scratch-cooking in schools. Scratch-cooking enables schools to serve the healthiest, tastiest meals so that kids are well-nourished and ready to learn. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Chef Ann Foundation works with both public and private schools in all 50 states.

Thanks to our contributing partners for their support and promotional consideration for Todd-versations' Lunchtime Heroes. Calavo Growers, "A Family of Fresh"; Volcano Produce, "Erupting with Freshness"; Moxxy Marketing, "We Build Brands"; Superior Fresh Farm, "Salmon as it Should Be."

Learn more about how to join the Todd-versations at: https://linktr.ee/toddversations.

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New ‘Ready Now’ Podcast Features Survivors, Experts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Peace of Mind Estate Organization, Inc., today introduced a new podcast that features thought-provoking conversations with survivors of a range of emergencies and end-of-life scenarios-from major hurricanes to Alzheimer's Disease.

"Ready Now," available at https://readynowpodcast.com/ explores the ways everyday consumers can take charge of becoming ready, now, for life's most difficult scenarios. The format of the show is a two-way discussion on a range of thematic topics about being prepared for emergencies and the end of life.

During National Estate Planning Awareness Week, the Oct. 18 and Oct. 20, 2022 podcast episodes will provide insights into better preparing for the end of life, from the perspective of making a new and better start for loved ones in the weeks and months following the funeral.

Other episodes will include support and resources for family caregivers, a day in the life of an Alzheimer's patient, cybersecurity for aging Americans, and conversation starters with aging relatives.

"Our vision for 'Ready Now' is inspiring our audience to get ready, now, by taking a different angle: life after the situation, and the hindsight that ensues," says inaugural podcast co-host Shep Harmon. "The first episodes feature timely conversations offering a healthy dose of hindsight, empathy, and practical solutions."

"Ready Now" can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

More information about The Peace of Mind Estate Organization, Inc., can be found on its website: https://www.peaceofmindestateorganization.com/.

About The Peace of Mind Estate Organization, Inc.:

The Peace of Mind Estate Organization, Inc., is a fee-only consultancy specializing in the preparation, coordination, and documentation of estates. Originally established in 2017, the company's mission is to ease the transition and improve outcomes for surviving family and close contacts following our clients' end of life. Those who utilize estate preparation services provide personal and practical documentation to be privately and securely passed on upon their passing to serve as an electronic time capsule promoting their legacy and preserving their privacy.

The Peace of Mind Estate Organization, Inc. offers estate preparation services, courses, and resources, which complement legal and financial services including estate planning and trusts. The company also sponsors free and low-cost consumer educational programs and resources, including a free emergency readiness quiz, a free consumer course, and partner resource referrals through The Personal Preparedness Council, launching November 1, 2022.

Related link: https://www.peaceofmindestateorganization.com/

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Death Row Resident Reveals Poignant Childhood Trauma – Compassion Prison Project Interviews author Jarvis Jay Masters

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Compassion Prison Project Founder and Compassion in Action podcast host, Fritzi Horstman, has released a riveting, in-depth interview with San Quentin death row resident and author, Jarvis Jay Masters. Masters, author of "That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row" and "Finding Freedom: Writings From Death Row," is also a well-known Buddhist practitioner and Covid survivor. Oprah Winfrey has recently selected "That Bird Has My Wings" as her latest pick for Oprah's Book Club.

In this compelling conversation, Horstman and Masters discuss, amongst many absorbing topics, evidence of strikingly similar childhood trauma endured by nearly all death row residents. They reflect on the day Masters stepped in to prevent a gay prison resident from being beaten and discuss his youth, where Masters recalls frequent visits to a local college campus, wondering why he couldn't experience life as a real student.

At once heartbreaking, wise and hopeful, Masters never shies away from the diligent questions posed by Horstman. Masters has steadfastly maintained his innocence for the crime in which he was sentenced to death and is currently awaiting a decision on his case by the federal courts. As part of CPP's innovative trauma-informed outreach, Horstman recently had the unique opportunity to work with several other men living on death row as well.

"It was a great privilege to speak with Jarvis Jay Masters. Not only did he overcome a childhood filled with trauma, neglect and violence, he took every possibility to transform himself, revealing the extraordinary person that he truly is today," said Fritzi Horstman - Founder Compassion Prison Project.

"With over 2,400 people living on death row, there are over 2,400 extraordinary human beings we can rehabilitate and support to find ways to make amends to their victims and give back to society. Gandhi said: 'An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.' If we take another look and realize there are better ways to deal with crime and State-sanctioned murder, we have a chance to see clearly again."

If you would like more information about this topic, please email media@compassionprisonproject.org

Find this podcast and others at: https://compassionprisonproject.org/compassion-in-action-podcast/

About Compassion Prison Project:

Compassion Prison Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 2019, our mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities. Learn more at: https://compassionprisonproject.org/.

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Broadway On Demand supercharges growth with launch of FAST channel to more than 20 million homes, chooses Triple-B Media as partner

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Broadway On Demand today announced the expansion of its Emmy® Award nominated streaming platform for theater and the performing arts, with the launch of its branded Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST) SmartTV channel, making its content accessible to more than 20 million homes.

In partnership with Triple-B Media, a leading FAST channel curation company founded by former ESPN executives, Anthony Bailey and Brendan Canning, Broadway On Demand positioned the launch of its FAST channel to be accessible to as many homes as possible during its debut outing.

"We are extremely proud to provide Broadway On Demand free in over 20 million homes, expanding global access to Broadway and theatre content," said CEO and President of Broadway On Demand, Sean Cercone. "Triple-B's long-standing expertise in live-television and the FAST space is integral in helping us to make everyone in the world, a theatre person."

As a result of the collaboration between both companies, the Broadway On Demand FAST channel is projected to supercharge adoption across as many as seven platforms by end of summer 2022, with the ultimate goal of reaching more than 200 million households by the end of 2023. Vice President of Broadway On Demand, Jeffery Keilholtz, led development of the channel. Keilholtz also created and executive produced the Emmy® Award nominated Broadway On Demand original series, "Broadway Master Class."

The Broadway On Demand FAST channel will feature hundreds of hours of premium content, including Broadway, Off-Broadway and West-end shows, original series, behind-the-scenes content, and more.

"We are very excited to offer the first FAST channel dedicated to everything Broadway, and Broadway On Demand is the perfect partner," Canning, the chief commercial officer of Triple-B Media, said. "Collectively, our idea is to provide audiences a 360-degree experience of the Broadway ecosystem, offering the viewer access not only to coveted Broadway shows, but exciting content that often transfers to The Great Bright Way."

Since its launch in June 2021, Triple-B has already generated a strong portfolio of 10 channels operating 24 hours a day, with a focus on exclusive niche content in sports and single-genre categories. Now, buoyed with new investment from Tupelo Media Group, a division of Gray Television, Triple-B is positioned to quicken its growth plans with new content producers and significantly growing its audience across all channels.

"From its start, Triple-B has focused on super serving passionate fans of niche and emerging content verticals, be it boxing, billiards or theater, with our goal to satiate and grow that interest," said Bailey, Triple-B's CEO. "With Tupelo Honey's investment, our thesis has been validated."

Viewers can find FAST services that will offer the free-to-watch channel at: http://www.BroadwayAtHome.TV.

About Broadway On Demand:

BROADWAY ON DEMAND is the industry-leading streaming platform housing performance & theater education programming, and the preferred choice of top Broadway artists, producers, educators, and professionals. Broadway On Demand has streamed over 3,000 events and live productions-from Broadway shows to concert series, performance venues to individual artists, and original content-in 114 countries to more than 300,000 active users and was honored with an Emmy® Award nomination in 2021. Thanks to a unique licensing interface, ShowShare™, approved middle school, high school, college, community, and professional theater productions utilize the platform to stream to their audiences. Broadway On Demand is available on the web, mobile, Apple and Android app store, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. For access to the complete and ever-expanding Broadway On Demand library, visit https://www.broadwayondemand.com/.

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https://www.facebook.com/BwayOnDemand/

https://www.instagram.com/bwayondemand/

https://twitter.com/bwayondemand?lang=en

About Triple-B Media:

TRIPLE-B MEDIA is a full-service television and digital media company, specializing in the operation of free, ad supported television networks. To date, Triple-B Media owns or operates 10 television networks including FTF Sports, Lacrosse TV, ACL Cornhole TV, MotoAmerica TV, Fido TV, Billiard TV, Jai Alai TV, Boxing TV, The Rugby Network and Broadway On Demand. The Company also operates its own streaming platform called Streamstak at https://streamstak.com/. For more information, visit https://tripleb.tv/ .

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Legacy Launch Pad Podcast Entrepreneur Publishing Academy Named One Of The Best Publishing Podcasts By Numerous Outlets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing's podcast Entrepreneur Publishing Academy has been named one of the best publishing podcasts by numerous outlets, including LA Weekly, Feedburner and Kindlepreneur.

Hosted by Launch Pad founder and New York Times bestselling author Anna David, Entrepreneur Publishing Academy features solo episodes as well as interviews with top entrepreneurs and bestselling authors.

Guests have included "48 Laws of Power" author Robert Greene, "Never Split the Difference" author Chris Voss and an array of other New York Times bestselling authors, including Lori Gottlieb, Annabelle Gurwitch, Gigi Levangie and Adam Carolla.

Unlike other publishing podcasts that focus on writing or traditional publishing, Entrepreneur Publishing Academy is about how entrepreneurs can publish books that will help build their business. Popular episodes include "How to Write a Book Everyone Recommends with Rob Fitzpatrick" and "Talking About Your Book on Media and TV with Susan Harrow."

The show is "always giving you the best guests, content and insight," raves LA Weekly. "From NFTs to selling your book to Hollywood, you'll learn from the best on how to use your book to bolster your career and passion."

Says the blog Sincerely Ashlea, "Entrepreneur Publishing Academy teaches authors not only how to write, publish and launch a book but also how to use it to grow their business."

The show has over 275 four and five-star ratings on iTunes and has reached over 980,000 downloads. David, who has appeared on Today, Good Morning America and The Talk, among other outlets, is currently making the podcast into a book.

Learn more: https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/podcast

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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Doctor with an Autism Podcast Believes We Are All on The Autism Spectrum and It Is About Living with Autism, Not Trying to Fix It

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Otherness Podcast is a narrative exploring and engaging autism through experienced stories from those who have lived with it. Dr. Todd Peter Levine, a psychiatrist with a brother with autism, presents conversations, concepts and guests covering an array of interactions and experiences from those with or close to autism. It is the establishment of a voice to curate the stories that he feels have deep meaning for those people who are living with autism in their daily lives.

The Otherness Podcast started when Todd was with close friends on a boat and he asked for their advice on what a creative endeavor on a life spent in autism could look like. The idea of a podcast took shape and became a narration of family stories of autism. Todd remembers how the support of his friends started his path towards opening up the conversations he was having in his office treating children and adults with autism, "It was really the establishment of a voice, a narration to curate the stories that I knew would have deep meaning for those people that have lived with autism, whether they have autism themselves or whether they are family members of someone on the spectrum."

Dr. Todd Peter Levine now has one season under his belt and as the second season has started, he is sharing more stories of what it means to feel the vast spectrum of feelings that include terror, rage, sadness, and pain that can create a venue to move into the humanity of autism and away from the diagnosis itself.

Todd believes "We define our children by who they are as humans. Then looking with the lens through which autism is viewed, while different, has a unique perspective that can actually open our minds up to humanity in a greater way.

"I feel everyone is on the autism spectrum to some degree and the official diagnosis comes from the realization that some of us have more struggles with how our minds and bodies respond differently to the social and non-social environment."

The Otherness Podcast is also amplifying how the stories of living with autism have been much more important than any textbook, any medical journal or any lecture he's ever been to. Todd also states "Most of these stories do not have happy endings, mostly because they are still being told."

For season 2 and beyond, Todd wants to have people come on and share their stories, and ask questions that can get us to those places of vulnerability and resilience that many can relate to. He is particularly interested in those who have family members affected by autism and are affected by autism themselves.

For more information, visit: https://othernesspodcast.com/

Listen to the Otherness Podcast and Dr. Todd Peter Levine on:

Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/otherness-podcast/id1558614588

Pandora: https://www.pandora.com/podcast/otherness-podcast/PC:78573

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0syuA1Py9z8am7FkpbI9yp

And wherever else podcasts are available.

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Overnight Drive Joins TNCRadio.LIVE

HOUSTON, Texas -- On the heels of an announcement regarding their Prime Time programming, TNCRadio.LIVE, announced today that another well-known radio personality can now be heard on the trucker-centric streaming radio station.

"We are excited to announce that in cooperation with Hot Shot's Secret, The Steve Sommers Overnight Drive program can be heard on TNCRadio beginning February 7, 2022." The announcement was made on-air by Ron Samuels, Vice President and one of the founding partners of TNCRadio.

With a predominantly talk format including live shows and popular podcasts, the station grew quickly since its launch in mid-2020 because of its easy availability online at http://www.tncradio.live/ and via Google Play, Apple's App Store, Alexa, and hundreds of platforms and devices.

"It makes a lot of sense for us to partner with TNCRadio.LIVE to bring Steve's show to the leader in 24-hours streaming talk radio for truckers," said Chris Gaberelcik, founder and CEO of Hot Shot's Secret. Under his leadership, Gabrelcik has positioned the "Hot Shot's Secret" brand as the primary sponsor for "The Steve Sommers Overnight Drive" since its launch and has supported the trucking industry for over 20 years.

TNCRadio.LIVE will broadcast Sommers' popular live call-in show during its familiar midnight to 5 a.m. ET, timeslot.

"This is another important step in our expansion to multiple platforms," according to Chad Highland, Program Director for The Overnight Drive. "As Steve's program continues to gain listeners throughout the country, we are investigating multiple avenues for growth."

As a part of the agreement between Hot Shot's Secret and TNCRadio, the "Hot Shot's Secret" brand will feature prominently on TNCRadio both on-air and on social media.

"This is truly a win-win for both organizations," said TNCRadio Managing Partner, Tom Kelley. "The agreement allows Hot Shot's Secret to extend their on-air reach to a 24-hour platform and allows TNCRadio to keep our focus on building a safe place for drivers to get the news and information they need, and the music and entertainment they want."

TNCRadio.LIVE began broadcasting in mid-2020 and provides on-going weather, traffic, and emergency information and entertainment to the Transportation Industry, primarily to commercial drivers. The station is privately owned. TNCRadio.LIVE is a DBA of IMSICO, LLC, a Texas Company.

For more information about TNCRadio.LIVE visit http://www.tncradio.live/.

For more information about Hot Shot's Secret's full line of performance products, visit http://www.hotshotsecret.com/To speak directly with one of Hot Shot's Secret highly qualified technicians, call toll free 800-341-6516. Keep up with the latest Hot Shot's Secret company and product news on Facebook and Instagram, or by following #hotshotsecret and #teamhotshots.

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How One Man is Helping Youth Avoid the Tragedy of Human Trafficking

TAMPA, Fla. -- January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the Scientology Network invites viewers to watch an episode of "Voices for Humanity" featuring a Tampa Bay Area entrepreneur who is dedicated to saving kids from modern-day slavery.

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 200,000 American children are at risk of being trafficked into the sex industry each year,

Christopher King, fashion designer, U.S Marine veteran and grandson of blues legend BB King, founded the nonprofit The Gentlemen's Course to save kids from human trafficking and any form of human rights abuse and to provide them with the moral compass and social skills they need to thrive.

Florida is the third-busiest hub for child sex trafficking in the United States.

"We're talking about kids being sold, traded, forced against their own will," says King in his episode of "Voices for Humanity." "No one should be a slave, and no one has the right to enslave anyone."

King learned of Youth for Human Rights International on a visit to the United for Human Rights headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. "That gave me a guide on how to educate youth. At that point, I founded The Gentlemen's Course."

King and his team bring his programs right to the kids.

"Human traffickers, they're in the schools. They're on social media. They're getting the kids on their platforms," says King. "So we might as well attack them on the same ground. If people knew their rights, they would know what to defend. That is the purpose. That's our goal."

Youth for Human Rights International materials help people of all ages understand the 30 rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Creating a world where human rights are known and protected starts with effective educational programs that reach across all cultural and geographic boundaries.

Inspired by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard's words that "Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream," the Church of Scientology and Scientologists support Youth for Human Rights and make its educational materials available free of charge. Watch a documentary on the history and activities of Youth for Human Rights International on "Voices for Humanity" on the Scientology Network.

Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed on Scientology.tv, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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For International Day of Education, Scientology Network Shares Help to Overcome Learning Disabilities

MIAMI, Fla. -- Each year, the United Nations sets aside January 24 as International Day of Education. Among this year's goals: "unlocking the potential in every person." The episode "Help for Miami," of the "Voices for Humanity" series on the Scientology Network takes viewers inside an innovative program that is shattering the glass ceiling for those labeled with learning disabilities.

"Our country is in crisis today," says Tamara Batalha, cofounder and administrator of HELP Miami.

"Kids are being labeled and drugged. They're not learning," adds HELP Miami's principal Barbie Rivera. "This is a tragedy."

Together, they are introducing kids to a new way of learning.

"Families thought the only solution was to drug their child and now they don't have to anymore," says Batalha. "The beauty of our program is we treat every child as an individual, so no matter where they are on their educational level, we're able to work with them."

HELP Miami is a dynamic program using Study Technology developed by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It provides a fully workable approach to teaching students how to learn.

One mother relates that her son was getting "F" in subject after subject at the school where he attended 5th grade. They were advised to place him on medication, but that caused side effects. "He told me he hated school. He wanted to drop out." When they enrolled him at HELP Miami, everything changed. "They brought him up to grade level," the mother said. "Now he's in 8th grade and every single year, he's gotten honor roll. Being able to learn how to learn, this is an incredible gift that HELP Miami is giving these kids."

Go behind the scenes of this innovative school that is providing a bright future for kids who were told they would never have one.

Scientology Network's "Voices for Humanity," is a weekly series presenting heroic changemakers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities.

Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages.

Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

Related link: https://www.scientology.org/

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