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Two 9-year-olds, 5,000 miles apart, aren't so different after all

I spent the week embarking on a serious, in-depth and investigative journalistic interview process. My subjects? Two nine-year-olds who grew up 5,000 miles apart from one another.  1,121 more words

From The Field

What Happened To That Boi; The Cautionary Tale Of Freddy Adu

Being the very vocal advocates for youth development that we are, we need to accept all the possible downsides to more and more people embracing the notion of investing in younger players and their development with the belief that this ideology will always afford the beautiful game a solid foundation for growth. 965 more words


No Positions? No Creativity.

This is a counter point to our great guest article we featured recently entitled “Are Positions Limiting Your Players.”

Whenever the talk of creativity comes up, the discussion always turns to how we can develop truly creative players. 1,478 more words


Ultimate #Blog Challenge - Share a Photograph #blogboost

This is one of my favorite photos this year, a selfie with sixth grade girls in my Girls of Worth Afterschool Literacy Club. When I look at pictures that I am in with my students, I am immediately and pleasantly reminded of why I enjoy the work I do so much. 27 more words


Wilfley Health Fair

Wilfley hosted their annual health fair last week. The health fair encouraged youth to use proper hygiene, stay away from tobacco, think of positive things about themselves, and relieve stress in a healthy way. 39 more words

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Getting my head back in the game

Hi guys! I just wanted to touch base with you all. I know I’ve been MIA for the past months.

As many of you know in February my organization Guiding Our Girls Inc. 267 more words

Jodi's Journey

The Health of Our Students: Front Page News

I got a call from the Post-Standard a few days ago. The news writer wanted me to comment on why the rates of overweight and obesity among Onondaga County students varied so dramatically—particularly between two districts. 976 more words

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