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President's Message - October 2018

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on October 26, 2018 at 10:24 PM

OH THE PLACES RED RIBBON GOES!

Red Ribbon Week Whirlwind.

I started in Washington DC at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes. Every year, the Department of Defense presents awards to the outstanding Prevention and Treatment Centers from each branch of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard. What a thrill to hear the story of the Army Garrison Japan and how they affected not just the lives of the members of the military and their families, but the entire base. I was also really moved by the Navy's Drug Education for Youth program in Norfolk, Virginia.  The Military has less than 2% of their population test positive for drugs…We need to learn from the military and duplicate their efforts. 

Then on to discussing HOW the Department of Education’s Safe & Healthy Schools can equip educators across America with the right tools during Red Ribbon Week with Paul Kesner. Informed Families' programs are TIER 1 UNIVERSAL PREVENTION PROGRAMS.

Later, I met with the Drug Czar, James Carroll, at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Director Carroll had been the keynote speaker at the Pentagon and also at DEA Headquaters. He is charged with coordinating drug efforts. What better place to start than discussing the size and scope of Red Ribbon Week. I asked Director Carroll to recognize the work of grassroots efforts as a way to empower a loyal base of Americans opposed to drug use. Since many states are adopting the Lock Your Meds Campaign, it would be nice to have a unified campaign that came from grassroots such as Lock Your Meds to help address the opioid crisis.

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Topics: President's Message, children, red ribbon, red ribbon week, education

Teacher Tools: 5 Things You Need for a Great Lesson Plan

Posted by Informed Families on May 1, 2015 at 12:49 PM

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Topics: education, high school, elementary school, middle school

Teacher Tools: The Secret to Preparing Your Lesson Plan Template

Posted by Informed Families on May 1, 2015 at 7:03 AM

 

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul." - Joseph Addison

Planning great teaching lessons does not come naturally or easily to everyone. It takes hard work, lots of effort and practice to create amazing lessons that your students will both enjoy AND learn from. In this post we share our secrets to the Ultimate Teacher Lesson Plan to help you keep your lessons exciting and engaging so your students can learn the most from your time with them.

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Topics: education, teacher tools, lesson plan template

Teacher Tools: 5 Minute Lesson Plan Hack and More!

Posted by Informed Families on April 1, 2015 at 12:29 AM

 
"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning" - Brad Henry
 
We understand that your life as a teacher is tough. You have many responsibilities - the greatest of which is educating our children to help them make a positive impact on our future. We want to make your life easier, so we are sharing these teacher tools: 3 tools to make your life easier. 
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Topics: education, teacher tools, lesson plan template

Teacher Tools: Lesson Plan Templates and Other Resources

Posted by Informed Families on March 3, 2015 at 7:11 PM

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Topics: education, high school, elementary school, middle school

Informed Families & Volunteer Florida

Posted by Informed Families on March 2, 2015 at 7:09 PM

 
Making a difference starts with volunteers. Organizations like ours (Informed Families) and  Volunteer Florida  unite and strengthen Florida communities so we can make our State a better place to live. Volunteering in Florida is an amazing thing to do and there are many benefits! Stay healthy, socialize with others, learn valuable skills, all while having fun making our neighborhoods a better place. Making a difference today is easy!
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Topics: education, ambassadors, volunteer in florida

4 Volunteer Opportunities For Your Children

Posted by Informed Families on March 1, 2015 at 3:51 PM

 
Volunteering provides many benefits for those who take the time to get involved . Benefits include improved health, increased social interaction, and learning new skills to advance your career. Young people want to volunteer, but Florida is ranked among the states with the lowest teenage volunteer rates. As adults, we understand the benefits of volunteering, so how can we share this wisdom with our children, improve our volunteer Florida rates for teens and get them more involved?
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Topics: education, parent involvement, positive parenting, volunteer in florida

4 Tips For Good Homework Habits

Posted by Guest on September 16, 2014 at 9:26 PM

It's a new school year! Many parents will feel a certain sense of relief that the challenging role of keeping active children busy and amused throughout the long hot summer days is over. But the return of schooldays also brings with it the added parenting role of homework monitor.

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Topics: parenting, homework, education, tips

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We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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