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Global efforts suppporting global challenges

In January I had the opportunity to present the Classroom Champions program for educators in St. Lucia and Grenada. I traveled with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( to empower teachers to help promote a healthy lifestyle for their students using Classroom Champions and curriculum. It was a whirlwind experience...

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New Year, New You

Resolutions are meant to be broken. That’s right, you read that correctly.  As we start 2016, let’s think about what these high-intensity, sometimes stressful, personal promises really mean. What are you aiming for? If you get there, should you break that goal and move to a higher one? Should you...

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Holiday Traditions & Non-Traditional Conversations

The holidays are in full swing, and now that my daughter is a teen, I find that we’re slowly transitioning to her taking on more of the traditions.  She can make a gift-giving budget, and select presents for friends. She’s very capable of decking our halls and baking holiday treats,...

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‘Tis the Season to be Healthy

If you’re like most people, this time of year doesn’t exactly inspire extra workouts and light meals. And if you’re like most people, when January rolls around you’re motivated to get moving again in an effort to trim that bit of holiday “cheer” you accumulated during the season. As members...

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What are YOU thankful for?

It’s not every day you get to ask your favorite Classroom Champions Athlete Mentors personal qusetions, like what they’re thankful for this holiday season. So we thought we’d go ahead and get the skinny from one of our Superstars, Christian Taylor! Here’s what Christian is thankful for this holiday season: Now we...

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Thanksgiving Theme Never Gets Old: A message from Together Counts!

If you groaned when you saw pumpkins and Christmas trees lining the store shelves back in August, when you were busy buying school supplies, you’re not alone. Fall is a busy time and the pressure to decorate and celebrate weighs on us when we’re trying to simply get the family...

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Parenting: The Lifelong Relationship

The first time I was offered alcohol, I was 12. After eighth grade graduation, I went to a party at a friend’s house. I was so happy to be included. I felt so grown up in my sequined cocktail dress, dancing with sports-coat-and-tie-clad boys. Then, someone got into the parents’...

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The Scary Tween Eye-Roll for the Not-So-Scary Conversation

Want to have a Halloween filled with all treat, no trick? Let’s talk about your kid’s night once the sun goes down and the costumes come out. The extent of your engagement for this particular holiday will depend on the age of your kids and what their expectations are for...

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