EXCERPT FROM BIG (1988)
MR. M: Piano lessons?
JOSH: Three years.
MR. M: Me too. Everyday, after school….Chopsticks….What department did you say you were in?
JOSH: Oh, I’m in computers.
inspire your kids
In a recent TIME article, Doug Glanville of ESPN (and former MLB player) explained the epidemic confronting parents when paying for their children’s athletic activities. Relying on Mark Hyman’s research in “The Most Expensive Game in Town,” Glanville highlights the dilemmas faced by moms and dads, the misconceptions of families that a child may become a professional athlete and the outlandish costs for premier instruction. A parent, for example, may spend $55,000 a year at IMG Golf Academy or $700 an hour for a private quarterback coach. While reading the article, a parent cannot help but wish there was a resource to discover more affordable opportunities for the next generation…
Soon, there will be: Afterschool.me
Google is hosting a world-class science fair. The competition is calling for the “brightest young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.” Prizes offered are a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands, scholarships and real-life work opportunities in science centers around the globe. Sponsors include CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American.
Learn more @ http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/
Best of luck from Afterschool.me!
Join over a thousand members of the Los Angeles community on Thanksgiving Day and volunteer at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Volunteers will decorate for the festivities, serve food, write thank you cards and carve turkeys. In 2010, more than 1,200 volunteers served 2,500 meals. The event is free and welcome to everyone— families, students, singles, and seniors.
Details: “Westside Thanksgiving”
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, California
Date: Thanksgiving Day – Various Time Slots – 7am to 7pm
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