Tag Archives: Megan Maas

Balancing act: freedom versus safety

8-18 Media Tragic young faces, once unknown, become known throughout the country as the media’s crime exposure increases. Some say that as a result, parents who once walked to school themselves and were out with friends unsupervised until dark now are driving their children to school, regardless of the distances, and accompanying them on trips […]

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Kids look at future of play and leisure

 by 8-18 Media It’s crazy to think that just twenty years ago many current sources of entertainment for kids didn’t exist. MySpace, texting, hand-held video games and iPods had yet to be invented. Although some forms of entertainment never change, developments do come along and change our world significantly from generation to generation. One can […]

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Planning needed to afford rising tuition

by 8-18 Media With tuition costs climbing higher and higher each year, many kids are faced with financial challenges when it comes to affording college. The College Board is a not-for-profit association of more than 5,400 educational institutions. They assist students with college searches, and also oversee Advanced Placement courses and administer the SAT. They […]

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Youth journalists cover asset conference in Rochester, New York

By 8-18 Media Nearly two thousand asset champions, including five hundred young people from across the nation, recently came together in Rochester (New York) for the eleventh annual Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Conference. The three-day conference, hosted by the Minneapolis-based Search Institute, focused on ways to transform relationships between youth and adults for the common […]

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Family helps bridge gap between puppy and leader dog trainee, by 8-18 Media

Since its inception in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester (Michigan) has paired over 13,000 blind or visually impaired people with leader dogs. The puppies need extensive training before being paired with their teammate. By taking the puppies into their homes for roughly a year and training them to handle everyday situations, volunteer […]

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Bullying, harassment, or just joking around? by 8-18 Media

Second Step program teaches kids how to identify and respond to negative behaviors Walking down the halls of any school, you can see kids pushing, teasing and calling names. It’s just what happens when you put a bunch of kids together. Sometimes even teachers and staff join in the fun. But when has joking around […]

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