February 2013 - Ask, Listen, Learn

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From The Blog: February, 2013

Mother/Daughter Teams Complete Service Projects That Give Back

The projects are complete and the votes are in!!  For a second year, we sponsored the 2012 Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy “Choose to Matter Contest” where girls across the country give back to their community through service.  We are proud to announce this year’s winners: Kate Walner (JFSLA California); Shannon Moran (JFLSA...

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Parents: Be Leaders!

Last week we posted about Youth Leadership Month, but did you know February is also National Parent Leadership Month? It’s a fact that parents are the leading influence when it comes to their child’s decision whether or not to drink alcohol. You may think their peers, teammates and teachers in school...

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Parents are Talking, Teens are Listening, and USA Today Snapshot is printing!

Today, The Century Council research was featured on the cover of USA Today’s Life section regarding how often parents talk to their kids about alcohol. According to the research on what youth say about alcohol, parental influence with regard to underage drinking has increased significantly over the past 10 years.  Today,...

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Are you living life as a leader?

February is Youth Leadership Month! The Ask, Listen, Learn team always encourages young people to live as leaders in their schools, communities and peer groups. You can be a leader by getting good grades, bringing a healthy lunch, being nice to everyone and saying NO to underage drinking. Our Superstars are...

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ALL with Congressman Danny Davis in Chicago

Today Ask, Listen, Learn travelled to the Windy City to spend some time with Congressman Danny Davis at Anna Langford Community Academy! The whole middle school at Anna Langford grades 6, 7, and 8 flooded into the auditorium to hear their Congressman talk about the importance of living a healthy...

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Happy V-Day! We’ve joined PINTEREST!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Ask, Listen, Learn friends! We have an exciting announcement to share today- The Century Council has joined Pinterest! We thought today would be the perfect day to launch our page- since many parents are already on Pinterest searching for crafts, recipes and tips for a great Valentine’s Day...

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Pyle Panthers welcome Aly Raisman and AG Gansler

This week Ask, Listen, Learn had the chance to start the week off right with one of our favorite superstars Aly Raisman!  The Ask, Listen, Learn team headed to Pyle Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland on Monday with a star studded line up of Aly Raisman AND Maryland Attorney General Doug...

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You go, Girls!

Today is the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Ask, Listen, Learn is proud to partner with organizations that empower girls to be leaders in their communities, whether they’re being a team player with a positive attitude at Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy‘s Camps or starting a Girl Talk chapter...

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Congrats to the National School Counselor of the Year!

Happy National Counseling Week! It’s a great time to recognize the great efforts school counselors put into making sure our nation’s young people make the right decisions and steer clear of harm. At The Century Council, we understand the crucial role school counselors play in encouraging kids to say “YES” to...

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American Heart Month

Do you know heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US? An estimated 600,000 people die of heart disease in the US each year and 90% of women have one or more risk factors for developing it. The American Heart Association has designated February as American Heart Month...

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