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Free Self-Defense Classes for Women and Teenagers at UT Austin

In the last 2 years, Austin police have investigated several attacks on women who were running on or near popular Austin hike-and-bike trails close to downtown. Unfortunately, those types of attacks can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department is offering a free 12-hour basic physical defense class to provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on October 2, 2018

Ways To Help Children With Autism Deal With A New School Year, New Teachers, New Peers, And New Experiences


For a parent of a child with autism, sending your child to the right school is important, but in itself, is not enough. Children with autism will continue to make their world smaller and smaller when left to their own devices. They would wear the same clothes every day, eat the same foods every day, watch the same programs on TV, or play the same games on their tablet.

Jeanne Beard, founder of the National Autism Academy, shares a few tips on how to help children with autism get a good start into the new school year and how to keep them going. 
By Birgit Sund on August 22, 2018

The Little Hummingbird Society - Program For Kids By The Austin Parks Foundation


The Austin Parks Foundation (APF) introduces the Little Hummingbird Society!

The program offers kids a great way to learn about giving back to their community and the importance of Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces through seasonal activity kits and special kids events including volunteer projects. Find out more.
By Birgit Sund on August 21, 2018

Does Your Child Have Difficulties Adjusting To School Or A New Environment?

Does your child have difficulties adjusting to school or being away from you? 

This is one of our favorite books: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn that may help your child ease his or her fears. 

The book is "for any child who confronts a difficult situation, and for the child within each of us who sometimes needs reassurance." Perfect for first day of school or back-to-school.

By Birgit Sund on August 17, 2018

Austin Hope Squad Helps Individuals To Start A New Life


Do you remember when you moved into your first home and all the things that you needed in order to start a new life on your own? It's a big step and it isn't always easy, especially for youth and young families with little money and resources.

Today, we'd like to introduce you to a new nonprofit that aims to provide those individuals with as much assistance as possible.
By Birgit Sund on July 6, 2018

Girls For Progress - Conference for Girls Who Want to Change the World



We’re glad to see so many inspiring young people standing up for themselves and others, and making the world a better place.

If you know a young girl between the age of 10 and 15, make sure she and her parents are aware of this event: Girls For Progress, a conference for girls who want to change the world.
By Birgit Sund on March 27, 2018

March For Our Lives Austin [All You Need To Know]


You may have heard about the student-led movement March For Our Lives whose mission and focus it is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.

And so does Austin.

Here's everything you nee to know about March For Our Lives - Austin.
By Birgit Sund on February 24, 2018

Free Baby Boxes For Expecting Parents in Austin

Have you read BBC's famous article Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes? If not, here's a brief summary: 
For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the government. The maternity package contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, baby bathing products, as well as diapers, bedding, and a small mattress. The cardboard box itself serves as baby's first bed and doubles as a crib. 

Did you know that all expectant and new parents with infants 3 months of age or younger in Texas are eligible to receive a free Baby Box? Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on November 6, 2017

2017 Back-To-School and School Supply Drives In And Around Austin


The average costs for school supplies every year is $35 which creates an extra burden for already challenged families as well as for teachers, who often spend their own money buying missing supplies for their classrooms and students.

In order to ease the burden of both families and teachers, school districts that are continuously facing tighter budgets, are trying to outsource the financial obligation by requesting that parents help provide  these supplies.

Here is a list of Back-to-School Programs and School-Supply Drives in and around Austin.
By Birgit Sund on July 7, 2017

Free Mentorship and Professional Etiquette Training Classes for Young Women

Crystal Ngumezi, a 26-year-old originally from Houston, TX now living in Austin, TX, recently started The Proverbs 31 Women’s Organization, a nonprofit organization that offers free mentorship and professional etiquette training classes to young women from low-income families living in underprivileged neighborhoods.

“I started The Proverbs 31 Women's Organization because I felt there was a need for an organization that supplied underprivileged young women with proper mentors to help lead and guide them through life.”, Crystal says. “As a young woman myself, I always desired to have a female mentor to help coach and guide me through my profession as a female engineer. I never received this type of aid, so I made it my mission and purpose to create opportunities for young women who looked like me to receive free help and guidance, as well as free professional training and teaching.“ Read on for more information on participating, volunteering, and donating.

By Birgit Sund on February 1, 2017

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