Independent Research Proves Kids Read Now Reading Program Eliminates Summer Slide

DAYTON, Ohio — According to an independent study of the program’s efficacy, Kids Read Now (KRN), a leading K-3 reading program designed to combat summer slide, completely negates summer reading losses for low-income students when fully implemented.

Single Mom Heals Grief and Conquers Homelessness through Entrepreneurship

AUSTIN, Texas — Pamela Barnett has not had it easy. While she describes her childhood as happy, her family was poor and there were periods of homelessness. Later on in life, she pre-maturely gave birth to twins, Parker and Abigail, who did not survive. However, it was these life events, and others, that served to provide strength rather than defeat.

First 20-degree Baby Sleeping Bags Hit Store Shelves in REI Exclusive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Morrison Outdoors, just 7 months removed from their launch campaign on Kickstarter, have brought their line of Little Mo Baby Sleeping Bags to over 60 REI locations across the U.S.

Early Learning Autism Therapy Center in Houston to Open in Friendswood

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas — Behavioral Innovations, a leading provider of center-based ABA therapy, today announced their newest center opening that will be located in Friendswood, Texas, a suburb of the Houston metro area. The growing need to provide access to early autism services is increasing as more children are being diagnosed with autism than ever before.

The Whole Child Celebrates Grand Opening of their Safe Families Transitional Housing in Echo Park

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Melina fled her home to escape domestic violence to protect herself and her children. They had nowhere to go so they turned to The Whole Child. The non-profit welcomed their first families into residence at the Safe Families Interim Housing Program the first week in September.

USDTL Test Helps Identify Newborns Exposed to Fentanyl Abuse

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Over the last few decades, United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc. (USDTL), has been quietly making a huge impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients, newborns exposed to substances of abuse during gestation. Today USDTL announced that they are the first laboratory in the world to commercially offer newborn fentanyl testing in both meconium and umbilical cord tissue specimens.

New East Tennessee Non-Profit, Helping Mamas Knoxville, is Already Making an Impact on Families

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Helping Mamas Knoxville opened operations in December 2018 and has already distributed more than 5,000 essential items to children living in poverty in East Tennessee. Helping Mamas works by collecting baby items through donations from the community, corporations, and volunteers.

HER NEXT PLAY Announces Sports Summit for Teen Girls

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Fresh off a competitive community contest win, a team of young Edina women are investing their prize earnings in an event designed for teen girl athletes. The Her Next Play Edina Girls’ Sports Summit will take place September 30, 2019 at Life Time Sport in Eagan, Minn.

‘Souvenirs of Suffering’ Book Launch in Sync with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Author Dazhoni Green’s book, “Souvenirs Of Suffering, A Child’s Memoir Of Surviving Cancer” (ISBN: 978-1733293006; Prairie Stone Press) is published in timely conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

‘Souvenirs of Suffering’ Book Launch in Sync with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Author Dazhoni Green’s book, “Souvenirs Of Suffering, A Child’s Memoir Of Surviving Cancer” (ISBN: 978-1733293006; Prairie Stone Press) is published in timely conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.