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Safety Corner: What Your child Should Do if Stopped by Police

Tips from Cleveland Metropolitan School District Safety and Security staff: Parents never want to hear their child was stopped by police, but police stops do happen when teens have idle time during the summer, said Chief Lester Fultz of the CMSD’s Division of Safety and Security. To prepare a child for the unlikely event he or she is stopped, Fultz urges parents to discuss proper procedures their.
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Gov. Kasich Signs Mayor Jackson’s ‘Cleveland Plan’ into Law

 Gov. John Kasich signed the “Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools” into law Monday inside the auditorium at John F. Kennedy High School, an action that trumpets a new beginning for the 43,000 students enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In signing the legislation, Kasich thanked members of the Cleveland Teachers Union and their leadership for being receptive to the transformation, which came at a cost.
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5th Annual “Seniors Are Jewels” Program: Free Resources For Senior Citizens

The media spotlight recently cast on a senior bus monitor subjected to bullying by middle school students is an extreme illustration of the kinds of issues senior citizens may endure. However, more common issues confronting senior citizens include affordable and quality health care, maintaining their homes, homelessness, hoarding, and safety. These issues and others will be discussed at the 5th Annual Seniors Are Jewels Resource Conference,.
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Cookies 4 College Update

I'm Channon Conner, and I attend Health Careers campus at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where I started a project called Cookies 4 College. I came up with up the project to sell cookies to pay for college when I discovered I was applying for scholarships and grants and not receiving any. I began to worry about how I would pay for college, especially since I'm going.
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Honesty

You have to be honest with yourself first and then have that attribute with others. It starts at home and within yourself. I never was the person to lie. When I did try, I got caught. I am not a good liar. Some people will stand in front of your face and lie or look you dead in your eyes and lie, too. That just shows.
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Not Your Usual Summer Camp

About 30 children from Greater University Circle attended a summer camp led by the Marines last month. Lt. Colonel Ricco Player, who grew up at East 92nd Street and Superior Avenue, returned to Cleveland for the first time in about 15 years to lead the group. “We have to invest in children now,” said Player, a father of four, who now lives in Virginia. The children, ages 10-15,.
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Local Camp Takes A ‘Fresh’ Look at Glenville

One of the most basic desires of any human being is to be heard. With almost 400,000 people in the city of Cleveland, it’s easier said than done – especially if you’re a child. Disk jockey Doc Harrill, a local music producer, turntablist and teacher who lives in Glenville, is trying to change all that by giving youth in Glenville and University Circle a unique opportunity. “The.
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Appreciation Day at Luke Easter Park

The Cleveland Youth Empowerment Organization has been in existence since 2001. Our mission is to educate, recreate and empower the youth of Northeast Ohio by providing training, mentoring, tutoring, college tours, recreational activities and scholarships to enhance their quality of life. In past years, we have assisted more than 40 youth in their endeavors to seek secondary education. We are proud to say that 75 percent.
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Rec Centers, Nonprofits Combat Student Hunger

Students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will find the Glenville Recreation Center, the Cory Recreation Center and 19 other city rec centers more than just places for fitness activities this summer. Starting Monday, June 18, the centers will be places girls and boys can go for free boxed lunches. With hunger an issue for many Cleveland youth, the free lunches will fill a need, said.
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City Pools Open

At noon today, girls and boys can begin using city pools, which provide a no-cost way to beat the Northeast Ohio heat. The pools should serve as one of the highlights of an exciting summer of free and fun fitness activities like golf, tennis, softball and baseball the Cleveland Recreation Department has in store for its residents. Under a program titled “Play, Create & Celebrate,” pools are.
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Second Annual Stop the Violence March this Month

Glenville Ministries in Mission Alliance hosts its second annual “Stop The Violence” campaign June 28. Last year's campaign was successful. This year’s campaign will be even more powerful. Pastor Andrew Clark Sr., of Trinity Outreach Ministries on Ashbury Avenue, founded GMMA last year.  The goal is to get churches in the neighborhood to come together to open their doors during the week to offer tutoring and workshops on.
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African-American Museum Seeking Donations

Did you know we have an African-American museum right here in Hough? The African American Museum of Cleveland is one of the oldest independently run and operated museums in the country and it’s right here in our neighborhood, but its doors are closed because of lack of funding. The museum, at 1765 Crawford Rd. off of Hough Ave., is seeking donations. If every African-American in the area.
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America SCORES Cleveland Poet-Athlete Profile

Name: Esperanza Bush Age: 12 School: Michael R. White School Name of Poem: I Am Me    What do you like to do outside of school and America SCORES? I like to read and play football outside of SCORES. I am a tomboy. My favorite book is “Max: A Maximum Ride Novel.” It’s about a girl who was given 2 percent avian bird and 98 percent human when she was little.
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Local Movie Premieres

When movies are released in the summer, they are usually heavy on special effects and crowded with big stars. Dr. Deborah Watson Petty’s film "Broken Balloon" may not break any box office records following its Mothers’ Day premiere, but its message and mission make it a must-see just like any other summer blockbuster. Unlike most movies this summer, "Broken Balloon" is driven by a story and.
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“It Is Not Just A Playground”

Growing up, I remember staring at my grandmother as she watched the 6 p.m. news, shaking her head and scorning the television. "It takes a village to raise a child," she said. "Lord have mercy. It takes a whole village!" It seemed there was a story about a child being killed, locked up at an early age or caught doing something wrong on the news all the.
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