Youth/Kids

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Asher’s Cancer Journey

August 25, 2022

Healthy Living Cancer diagnoses are nothing to celebrate. As Daniel Walker puts it, “no cancer is good.” But when Walker found out the specific type of cancer his son had, he considered it good news. Daniel’s son Asher was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2016. Asher had turned 5 years old just two weeks prior, …

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The Dangers of Vaping- Particularly for Teens

August 25, 2022

Healthy Living Brought to you by: Community Partner Compact, www.compact2020.com What is vaping? Also referred to as e-cigs, e-hookahs, ends, or juulings, vapes or e-cigarettes are devices that operate by heating a liquid solution to a high enough temperature so that it produces an aerosol that is inhaled. When e-cigarettes first began entering the market …

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer

August 25, 2022

Special Feature By investing in the life of a local child in need, you can change their story for good. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems in search of …

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Dangers of Underage Drinking

July 25, 2022

Healthy Living  Brought to you by: Community Partner Compact, www.compact2020.com  How big of a risk is alcohol use among teens? To illustrate the extent of alcohol misuse and abuse among teens and young adults in the United States, consider this: Alcohol is the most widely used substance by teens and young adults. 14 years old …

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2022 VBS Opportunities in Birmingham

June 2, 2022

Looking for Vacation Bible School (VBS) opportunities happening this summer in and around Birmingham? Check out the great options in the list below! Click on the links for more information. June 3-5 HayDay VBS at Indian Springs First Baptist Church June 6-10 The Hope Awakens at Shades Mountain Baptist Church June 6-10 Treasured, Discovering You’re …

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Sozo Children’s Choir: On A Mission to America

May 31, 2022

Cover Story The Sozo Children’s Choir kicked off its multi-state “Miracle Tour” in April with performances in Delaware and Maryland, where the choir opened the Youth for Christ dinner featuring Tim Tebow. In May, the ministry celebrated its 12th anniversary with a concert at the historic Lyric in Birmingham featuring upbeat praise music and a …

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Unpacking the Teenage Brain

January 26, 2022

Here’s to your Health Brought to you by: Community Partner Compact, www.compact2020.com Did you know big things are happening in the brain during adolescence and that the brain isn’t fully developed until the mid-twenties? Studies show that adolescence is a unique phase in development in which the reward center of the brain is more active …

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Raising Responsible Social Media Users

December 28, 2021

Here’s to your Health Brought to you by Community Partner COMPACT, www.compact2020.com Every day, the world on the internet changes. From Tiktok dances to devastating news about a social media icon, the world on the internet can seem overwhelming to parents but it is the reality kids live in today. Sitting down with your child …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham Celebrates National Mentoring Month

December 28, 2021

Special Feature January is National Mentoring Month which is a great time to apply to become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham (BBBS) has provided positive adult role models for youth through its mentoring …

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Important Mental Health Resource for Alabama Parents: PIRC

October 26, 2021

Healthy Living Navigating the mental health care system can be challenging for patients, families and providers. Add to that, a COVID-19 pandemic that upended nearly all aspects of ‘normal’ life almost overnight. However, the team of clinicians who make up the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Children’s of Alabama continued to connect adult callers …

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