SEPTEMBER 13, 2012    |    VOL. X    |    ISSUE 4

 

YOUTH LEAD THE WAY

Youth MOVE Arkansas is a youth-led organization devoted to improving services and supports provided to children and youth in the State of Arkansas. Partnering with youth, adults, professionals and others, this organization helps transform Arkansas' youth-serving systems state-wide.

Members share their experiences as consumers of youth services from various systems such as child welfare, mental health and juvenile justice as well as public and private agencies in Arkansas, actively participating in the redevelopment of those systems designed to serve young Arkansans.

Youth MOVE Arkansas Members & Paul

Recently, Paul had the privilege to present both a morning and afternoon session during their conference held at Arkansas State University. Returning from the event, Paul noted the following: "I thoroughly enjoyed working with the dedicated parents, professionals and young people participating in the 2nd Annual YMA Youth Empowerment Conference. Presenting "A Hero Within" to these outstanding individuals has been an awesome experience. To my friends at Youth MOVE Arkansas, keep empowering youth to become successful in life!"

SHARPENING THE EDGE

While students enjoyed a summer vacation, educators across the nation rested, reflected and recharged in anticipation of the new school year and the tremendous promise it holds.

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As is typical of these dedicated professionals in the Natural State, many hours were spent sharpening the edges of their knowledge.

Stone Faulkenberry, Ozark School District Superintendent Jim Ford & Paul

In keeping with their collective desire to evaluate ways to give students a greater advantage, Paul recently had the pleasure of working with school districts around Arkansas sharing information and inspiration on subjects such as parental involvement, character development, communication skills and leadership.

"It was a distinct privilege to address the various staffs, faculties and administrations of Arkansas Schools these past few weeks," Paul said. "Having the opportunity to deliver a message that supports these educators' mantra of 'doing whatever it takes to go from good to great,' was an honor. To the individuals who continue answering the call of providing quality education, I commend you and wish you well!"

Decatur School District Superintendent
Dr. Larry Ben, High School Principal
Deborah Coffer & Paul

Spotlight

Know Your Nation

New York

The Hudson River in New York state was first explored by Henry Hudson in 1609. The Dutch settled there permanently in 1624 and for 40 years they ruled over the colony of New Netherland. Conquered by the English in 1664, the area was then named New York in honor of the Duke of York.

Existing as a colony of Great Britain for over a century, New York declared its independence on July 9, 1776, becoming one of the original 13 states of the Federal Union. On April 20, 1777, New York's first constitution was adopted.

Facts worth noting:

• New York City became the first capital of the new nation, where President George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789.

• Located in New York harbor, the Statue of Liberty was formally presented to the U.S. Minister to France on July 4, 1884. The cornerstone was laid in August and the Statue of Liberty arrived in June 1885, in 214 packing crates. It was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886, when the last rivet was put into place.


Remembering the Fallen


The National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s mission is to:

• Remember and honor the thousands of innocent men, women, and children murdered by terrorists in the horrific attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001

• Respect this place made sacred through tragic loss

• Recognize the endurance of those who survived, the courage of those who risked their lives to save others, and the compassion of all who supported us in our darkest hours

For information on how you can be a part of helping to build a lasting place for remembrance, reflection and learning for years to come, visit 911memorial.org!


Shop Online!


Stop by our online store today for a selection of empowering products ranging from motivating wristbands to training manuals. Whether you are looking for that special gift or a teacher's guide to assist in the classroom, we have what you need! For information on Paul's A Hero Within Program call him directly at 501-663-1454.


Expand Your Vocabulary

Fulgurite
fool-gi-right

A slender, usually tubular, glassy rock produced by lightning striking and then fusing dry sand.


Thoughts to Ponder

"Coaching is making players do what they don’t want to do so that they can become what they want to become."

~Tom Coughlin

"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."

~Raymond Linguist

"Nothing is as potent as the silent influence of a good example."

~James Kent

“You will be judged by your weakest moments not your best."

~Michael Josephson

“Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thingthe result."

~Vince Lombardi


Book Paul Today!

As you continue gathering information for your next event, Paul and his team at Vital Communications, Inc. are on standby to assist. Whether inspiring, facilitating or educating others, Paul will bring his knowledge and professionalism to your organization. For specific information on Paul Vitale visit our online brochure or call 501-663-1454 to speak with Paul!

A HERO WITHIN PROGRAM

A Hero Within—Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders was established in 2004 to provide today's youth with the opportunities needed to take longer strides in learning, life and legacy. This program impacts our youth by providing the many tools necessary to help shape their lives in the most positive manner, while challenging these future leaders to genuinely answer the question, "How do I choose to live my life?"

Today’s youth are tasked with leading our nation into the future. At the same time, they’re increasingly confronted with difficult issues such as suicide, drug and alcohol addiction, pregnancy, peer pressure, obesity, depression, cyber bullying and domestic violence. These future leaders are in search of a message of affirmation and hope, and a program to provide each of them with the mechanism to choose a path that will positively define their life’s legacy.

The opportunities for a constructive all-around outreach provided by this unique program can reverse the trend of growing statistics. The current numbers are alarming: 7,000 students each school day or 1.2 million each year drop out of school; 60% of identified bullies have a criminal conviction by age 24; and according to the American Psychiatric Association, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Simply stated, more teenagers are dying from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke and chronic lung disease combined.

To answer the need for a course of life-skills strength training, Paul Vitale developed this unique program as a life strategy for students to continue to grow and improve personally, emotionally and intellectually. Anchored by four mutually supporting facets, the strategy set forth not only champions the positive growth of our future generation of leaders, A Hero Within—Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders also encourages today’s youth to answer this one incredibly important question: “How do I choose to live my life?”

PROGRAM FACETS
A Hero Within Complete Curriculum Kit
This compelling and interactive curriculum, along with its integrated toolkit components, is intended to prepare students to succeed in this constantly changing world through utilizing its many rigorous lessons and resources.

A Hero Within School Personnel Professional Development
Through his program-enhancing professional development for school personnel, Paul equips instructors and administrators in using numerous means to successfully execute the program both in and out of the classroom.

A Hero Within Student Assembly & Club Implementation
Students challenged by Paul during assemblies and small groups sessions, coupled with their Hero club involvement, play a crucial role in the ongoing success of this compelling, engaging and impactful program.

A Hero Within Parent Assembly & Focus Group
Countless studies indicate that to help children reach their full potential, parental involvement is a must. This important component reinforces the facets that comprise the overall program, promoting the cooperation and support of parents, providing increased opportunities for ensuring the success of students.

Lakeside Middle School Hero Club

After the initial year of the A Hero Within—Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders program implementation, subsequent personnel trainings, student assemblies and parent presentations are available to keep the program’s momentum at full steam. Realizing the flux of the student body, along with the importance of presenting fresh and exciting content to your school personnel, parents and guardians, Paul is available to return to your school periodically to renew interest, generate excitement and reinforce the concepts taught daily in your classrooms. In addition, existing curriculum kit components and future additions are available for individual purchase to supplement and replenish your supply. This dynamic program can be the driving force behind your school’s movement in championing our future leaders through its effortless implementation. Visit aherowithin.com today!

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