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From The Blog: August, 2014

Back to School Teacher Spotlight: Stephen Ritz

It’s not every day you see attendance go from 43% to 93% in the classroom. Stephen Ritz, a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx district is an inspiration and we’re excited to put the spotlight on this teacher’s unbelievable success is turning around not only his classroom, but uniting...

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Kicking off Back to School with DC SCORES [VIDEO]

The last yells of summer echoed on the field of Marie Reed Elementary School in Washington, DC, as our Ask, Listen, Learn team paid a visit to our partners at DC SCORES to check out the final week of their summer camp and get ready for Back to School season. We talked with participants,...

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Girls weigh in: The impact of LeaderU

We are two friends Cate Dymowski (15) and Grace Williams (16), who had the fantastic opportunity to experience the LeaderU Girl Talk Summit at American University in Washington, D.C. If you don’t know what Girl Talk is, let us enlighten you. Girl Talk is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping...

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Back to school: there’s an app for that!

We hope your summer was filled with lots of Vitamin D and activity. Now that it’s back to school season, we thought we’d get into the swing of things by launching our new app, Grab the Goodies! It’s just the right platform to get your kids’ brains moving again, while...

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Parenting 101: Back to School with Debbie Phelps

We sat down with our Superstar Debbie Phelps to talk about why our program is so important come back to school time. With every new school year, comes new peer pressures and people that could influence how your kid makes decisions. Be aware and conscious of how  you can help...

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