Heather Henry does.
Having become the University of Connecticut’s starting goalkeeper in a national championship soccer match, as well as having served on the Carbondale Parks and Recreation Commission for four years, Henry has made the connection. “The recreation programs that I got to do as a kid are what set me on a path to play higher and higher level soccer,” she told The Sopris Sun. “I attribute so much to playing sports and being involved in group dynamics … . Those are the things that raise great citizens.” Read more >
“The thing with Spudman, and really with all potatoes,” says Sapiro, “is he’s got eyes all over the place. Read more >
The test results, released this month, are reported in two ways: first, as “performance data,” which refers to the students’ test scores at a single point in time (in this case, spring 2016) and is presented as the percentage of students who “meet or exceed grade level expectations;” and second, as “growth summary data,” which refers to the gains students made on the assessment from 2015 to 2016, compared to their academic peers. Read more >
Started in 1972 by a group of citizens hoping to quash a move to put a lift-served ski area next to the hamlet of Marble, CVEPA has been in the trenches in nearly every battle over development in the Crystal River Valley — from fighting to force the bankrupt Mid-Continent Resources coal mining company to clean up Coal Basin, near Redstone, after mining shut down in 1991, to the ongoing effort to have 39 miles of the Crystal River designated as Wild & Scenic, CVEPA and its members have been there. Read more >
In the book, published by New Village Press, Pevec features interviews with more than 80 youth, illustrating how mentored gardening programs help young people, and especially those from underprivileged neighborhoods, to build nurturing and thriving community environments, improve their mental and physical health, and open their eyes to previously unseen opportunities. Read more >