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Unpacking the Teenage Brain

January 26, 2023

Here’s to your Health Brought to you by: Community Partner Compact, 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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50 Years of Serving & Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham

December 27, 2022

Ways to Serve in 2023 January 2023 marks Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham’s 50th anniversary. The youth mentoring organization first opened its doors in 1973. Its mission was simple–to match each child that entered the program one-to-one with an adult mentor, or “Big,” who could act as a positive role model to the …

Train Them Up

October 27, 2022

Healthy Living Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Most of us have heard this scripture. We usually relate it to our faith. We want to raise our children up to have a relationship with Jesus and to …

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Memorizing Scripture with Children

October 26, 2022

Special Feature Are you looking for a new children’s book that points readers to God’s Word? Birmingham author Laura Martin recently published her first children’s book with a Biblical emphasis. The concept of this book is unique to the Christian market, so she hopes it will bless many Christian families. It provides a means of …

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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, 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,  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 …


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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