Friday, August 29, 2014

STEAM Excel Auditions

Uncle Ben's cooking contest


Welcome Parent Associations
to the Ben's Beginners™ Cooking Contest 2014

Encourage your school's families to cook with their kids, create a short video, and upload to

Parent Association

5 Grand Prize Winners * $225,000 in Prizes

  • $15,000 for their family
  • $30,000 for a cafeteria makeover for their kid’s school

Submit contest entries from
August 13, 2014 – October 10, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kohls Cares

Senior Day Celebration at Mil Creek Park

The Stories that Bind Us

This article describes research indicating that the more children knew about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem and the more successfully they believed their families functioned. 

Click here for article on NY

The questions asked of children can be found here on this  Do_you_know_scale.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ohio Family & Children First Council + Ronald McDonald House = Red treehouse is a resource for Ohio's families, young adults, and professionals to promote the well-being of children, youth, and young adults ages 0-26.  The website connects users to relevant information, resources, support networks, and events in communities. Families, young adults, and professionals should join to learn about all the resources, information, and events readily available to them. Organizations should join to share information about their services and connect with others.  The Red Treehouse is a collaborative effort between Ohio Family and Children First and the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. 

Arby Foundation No kid hungry

We enjoyed our visit with the Arby's foundation No Kid Hungry Mobile tour

Teddy Foltz Memorial Car Cruise

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First years last a lifetime

First Years Last a Lifetime

7 days of STEM


Teen Support

Trauma Informed Intervention


Watch those medicine measurements!

 Busy multitasking parents make all kinds of medication errors, such as reading tablespoons for teaspoons, which results in three times the dose, or substituting a kitchen spoon for an actual teaspoon. That may at least partially explain the more than 10,000 annual calls to poison centers, researchers suggested in the study published Monday in Pediatrics.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Family Dependency Treatment

Stepping stones

Stepping Stones for Families is a program that distributes clothing & household items (baby gear, dishes) to families on a monthly basis.  These give-aways are usually held from 9-12 one Saturday of the month.  Some host sites may include a lunch with the distribution and donations are welcomed.

6590 State Route 87
Kinsman, Ohio 44428

light lunch
donations can be made M-F 9-12

Gustavus Federated Church
(330) 876-1155
8850 Youngstown Kingsville Rd
Farmdale, OH 44417

The Chapel At Mercer
300 S Pitt St
Mercer, PA 16137

1822 Vienna Road
Niles, OH 44446
Giveways on 2nd Saturday of Month 9-12

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Community Gardens & Food Forests

Community Gardens & Food Forests
 The American Food Forests have community gardens and food forests throughout the area (currently Austintown, Youngstown & Niles) and aim to provide FREE, FRESH, HOME-GROWN food to the area residents. 

Contact Mason Carratt Via : Facebook Message or phone:
Mason Carratt : 234.855.0259

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As there is a constant need for good, wholesome food, there is also a constant need for volunteers to care for these gardens.  Please visit their website's calendar and see when you can lend a hand.
Free Fruit Forest in Niles is located at 1625 Hiram Ave,

Release form Volunteers will need to sign

Board of Directors & Trustees WANTED apply by 12/1