Families make dozens of decisions every day. Some are as simple as choosing what to eat for dinner or where to go on vacation, but other decisions have a greater impact on the success of their children.
The Kyrene Community Education and Outreach Services program is gearing up to host its inaugural Kyrene Community Play Day in efforts to highlight the numerous after-school programs the district has to offer its K-8 students.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. The Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation is excited to announce its partnership with YEA! to pilot the program this fall.
Now that 2015 is here, you may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ll decide to take up a musical instrument, or hit the gym more often, or even learn a new language. All these are worthy goals, of course — but you could also gain some key benefits by working to achieve some financial resolutions.
As you begin planning for the expenses of your child’s college education, it’s easy to overlook some of the extras that add up quickly. Trips home, activities, and sports can be a surprise if you haven’t planned for them.
A quote inscribed on the walls of the latest exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum sums up the museum’s celebration of the significance of drums in cultures around the globe: “Among diverse cultures, drums are objects of sculpted and sonic beauty; symbols of social status; and markers of personal, regional, ethnic, and national identity.”
He admits the plan is a political longshot. But Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, hopes to convince colleagues to approve legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults, if for no other reason than the alternative is having voters adopt their own plan.
As we celebrate the end of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber’s 20th Anniversary year, I want to begin by sending wishes of health, happiness and prosperity to all, both personally and professionally. I would like to take a moment to reflect on the year and to share some thoughts about how we are transforming our organization and impacting the community.
When another possible government shutdown was threatened recently, not everyone was living in fear and dread. During the previous shutdown in October 2013, furloughed government workers went looking for love. The dating site Zoosk reported a 46-percent jump in business in the Washington, D.C. area.
While learning to play an instrument fosters the arts, it also teaches children valuable lessons about hard work and the importance of practice. But children everywhere are losing access to basic music classes in school.