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Read Across America…With Your Pets!

02/09/2016, By Valley of the Sun United Way

Read Across America is an annual event created by the NEA that coincides with Seuss’s birthday, March 2. The program provides children the resources and motivation to keep on reading every day throughout the year.

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Launch Students into Success-osphere & Beyond

Launch Students into Success-osphere & Beyond

02/02/2016, By Valley of the Sun United Way

Babies born today could graduate in the class of 2034. When should education begin to prepare these children to meet the 21st Century challenges that await them? The answer is now. Readiness to enter school, and reach each learning milestone thereafter, starts at birth.

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“Hechale Ganas Mijo” (Work Hard Son)

“Hechale Ganas Mijo” (Work Hard Son)

01/31/2016, By Valley of the Sun United Way

I am a testimony to the difference a caring mentor can make. I grew up in an amazing family who worked hard to ensure school was a priority. They were my first mentors. My parents taught us that hard work and focus would provide a pathway to greater success. I remember the consejos from Ama y Apa. One I heard almost every day was, “Hechale Ganas Mijo.”

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A Veteran’s Never Off Duty

A Veteran’s Never Off Duty

01/28/2016, By Valley of the Sun United Way

We met Robert Wiggins at Arizona StandDown in 2015 where he recruited about 60 of his Charles Schwab colleagues to volunteer as guest guides to serve homeless veterans in the Valley. He was giddy and proud then for the opportunity to participate in the event. This year, he doubled the number, bringing 120 volunteers. The mission for Robert is a personal one.

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