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Jessica Walters

in Cleveland

The Village that Raised Me

PRESENTED ON JUN 24, 2016
IN CLEVELAND @ VOL 28

Jessica Walters is a Case Western graduate and Cleveland native.  She brings her passion for helping kids and creating solutions to her work as Development & Operations Director at Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland.

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To Kids About Kids

BY MARINA POTANINA
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 11, 2010

Marina Potanina is the president of a charity foundation called To Kids About Kids. In her presentation she talks about the project, and the creation of an animated series about school life for a group of kids, with one of the main characters being a girl in a wheelchair. In Russia, there are no books, TV, or other examples of adequate communication with people with disabilities. Marina believes that if we start by talking to kids about these issues, that our society will be changed.  (in Russian)

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The Kids are Alright

BY CEILIDH MILLAR
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2013

Fear not, the kids are alright. Ceilidh Millar takes us on a visit with some of the amazing young people who are actively trying to make their communities better places to be. Prepare to be inspired!

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Keeping Kids Dirty

BY LYNDIE SEDDON
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

Born and raised in the Okanagan, Lyndie Seddon speaks about her travels that took her home, her big gamble to establish her business here, and the diverse ways it's grown. From keeping kids dirty, to teaching kayak rolls in the community pool, Lyndie is inspiring the youth to look up to the hills and into the lake for the reasons and lessons that keep us here, and keep us coming back. Lyndie ends her presentation by explaining her decision to found the climbing gym, as well as her organization devoted to getting kids outside and inspired by wilderness and themselves. 

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Solar Village

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

A journey to Ethopia!

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Community Youth Boxing Gym

BY CAROLYN GECK
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Carolyn Geck is the development director for the Detroit Boxing Gym’s youth program. For her, a boxing ring is a huge part of teaching kids how to become better adults.

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Volunteering Rules!

BY MARGOT NEWCOMB
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Margot Newcomb discusses her life as a rule follower. "I love a law, guideline, rule, commandment, and an instruction. In fact, the PechaKucha presentation appeals to me because it has specific instructions. I will discuss my love of a good edict and how it has led to over 20 years of volunteering." Margot talks about the organization she works with, Mobility Worldwide - Brazos Valley. 

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Give Me Liberty AND Give Me Loans!

BY BETSY GOLDEN KELLEM
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

The Bonds of Liberty: Betsy Golden Kellem shares how a cultural phenonoma was created with amazing posters (often created by well-known artists) that promoted liberty bonds to support World War I efforts! Over 15 billion dollars was raised and Aetna helped make it possible for ordinary citizens to purchase the bonds.

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PLAY VILLAGE

BY ANNA LY
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 26, 2019

A village dedicated to play in Vejle.

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It Takes a Village

BY KRISTINE LEE SHEPHERD
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2019

Kristine Lee Shepherd spearheaded the Monday Night Dinners program in a downtown urban plaza to bring hot meals to the homeless and build bridges across community barriers. She believes in cultivating compassion, tolerance and understanding, not in further alienating those who are already on the fringe of society.
 
"They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a village to raise the village." #bethevillage