Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC
Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines kick off USA Swimming Foudation's "Make a Splash" tour at the Empire State Building where New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg names May 16-18 as "Swimming Safety Days."
Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students
NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month.
Father Knows Best Wraps Up Season in Queens After 5-Borough Tour
Father Knows Best, a nonprofit mentoring program founded by former NBA star and current New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston ended the organization's five-borough tour in Queens on March 30.
Long Island Family Opens Home to Offer Summer Fun for Inner City Kids
A Long Island family opens up their home each summer to host a Fresh Air child through The Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit that provides free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million NYC children from low-income communities.
How to Raise Happy Kids
Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In", suffered a breakdown at age 36 after dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life. Patkin suggests eight ways parents can help their children develop good habits to grow up to be a happy adult.
Movement to Prevent Hearing Loss in Teens Gains Momentum
Starkey Hearing Foundation's Listen Carefully program, which educates teens about the dangers of listening to music too loudly and aims to prevent teen hearing loss, has gained momentum.
A Sweet Show of Support for Autism
The nonprofit ELIJA School and Foundation teams up with Brooklyn's Runner & Stone Bakery and Restaurant for the Champions of Hope Cookie Campaign, in honor of April's Autism Awareness Month.
How Camp Helps Kids Gain Confidence and Independence
Summer camp, and especially sleepaway camp, helps kids develop confidence and independence, and their experiences at camp help them break through their comfort zones, build lasting friendships, and find who they truly are.
Families Celebrate Music with VH1 in NYC
VH1 and "Parenting" magazine hosted the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's Family Day to encourage kids to explore various musical instruments, learn about different genres of music, and have fun with their families.
Girl Behind Dora the Explorer Manhattan School
Fatima Ptacek, a 12-year-old girl from Queens who is the voice of Dora the Explorer, visits a Manhattan elementary school to celebrate Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.