Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The foundation is in the business of dream building, which was created, "to help underprivileged young people realize their dream of becoming professional dancers and to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States."
Mrs. Cruise has always been a well-known actress, but you may not know that she took dance when she was little and is an advocate for helping those who have just as big of dreams for excelling in the arts.
Check out the website to see how you can help!
Friday, October 15, 2010
The Pacer Center whose website is the home for The National Center for Bullying Prevention has declared October the month to get involved in order to protect those who can't protect themselves.
The PACER Center's goal (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to create "opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents."
According to their website, This year marks the fifth anniversary of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month. "Traditionally held the first week in October, the event has been expanded to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month.
During the event—and throughout the year—you are encouraged to use the creative resources (found here) to engage, educate, and inspire others to join the movement."
Taken from Pacer.org check out these inspiring ways to get involved in this wonderful cause:
Raising awareness will change attitudes!
- Free bookmarks—One version for elementary school students and one for middle and high school students
- Start a “Peer Advocacy” Program—Empower students to speak out on the behalf of other students
- Visit the ACT section of Teens Against Bullying—Innovative ideas for students to engage and educate their peers and younger students
- Become a “Peer Champion”—Students who are uniquely using their talents to raise awareness
- Put On a Community Event—Hold a special event in your community to show that you car
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I have some exciting news for nice girls everywhere! Come March 2011, I will become a published author. A book that I have been working on for the last ten years, has been picked up by Turner Publishing and is in the process of being printed as we speak.
Here is the premise:
NICE GIRLS DO FINISH FIRST: From reality shows that glorify the gruesome exploits of raw female aggression to magazine articles revealing how to cultivate your inner bitch, there is an undeniable trend of "bitchism" flooding our culture, affecting women from Hollywood to housewife. What about those of us who don't want to be bitches? Megan Munroe's Bitch, Please delivers a saucy communiqué empowering nice girls worldwide to kick passivity to the curb and instead use the strength of inward kindness to shake the foundation of the bitch's empire.
Becoming an author has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I am so blessed to have been given the chance to write Bitch, Please!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Anne Hathaway among other stars all joined forces to film a PSA against bullying on the heels of the recent rise in teenage suicides across America- which includes the most recent college student suicide, Trevor Clementi, which happened last week.
Hathaway stated, "It gets better. If you or a friend are feeling lost and lonely there's someone who can help. There is hope and there is help. Call The Trevor Project."
Bullying is not just a nuisance it can be deadly. For those who are being targeted by the bully in your class or the bitch in the next cubicle you don't have to suffer alone. There are healthy ways to deal with aggression in your life.
First things first, talk to someone you trust and someone who loves you. It just takes one person to offer you a kind word of encouragement to help keep negative influences at bay. And remember, you are valued. Your life is of great worth, so don't let anyone tell you any different.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
If you are a book-a-holic like me, I can bet that you have stacks and stacks of books lying around gathering dust. Perhaps you have a ton of unused resources and you don't even realize it. If you have some left over books from those psychology classes you took in college, or that personal training home study kit that you never actually finished, I encourage you to donate them. Visit Oprah's official page for more information: Oprah.com
Or visit BooksForAfrica.org directly. There is nothing better than giving knowledge to those who are yearning to learn.
A nice girl loves to give back, so if that pile next to your bed is getting out of control, or you are constantly buying shelves to accomdate for all of your texts, consider donating. Not only is it a great way to cut down on clutter, but you can also be a key partner in the education of underpriveleged kids and adults.
Keep in mind that the books should be less than 10 years old- antiquated information is no good.
Book it to BooksForAfrica.org today!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo is joining forced with Huggies to make sure that moms who can't afford diapers for their babies can get them. It's a small way that she is giving back, but as any new mom knows- it's heartbreaking when you can't give your child the essentials that you know they need and deserve.
The next time you pick up some Huggies, look for specially marked boxes which will help Ellen and Huggies reach their goal of 22.5 million diapers for every child.
No bottom left behind!
Donate Baby Diapers Now