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Carpenter, Margot "The Heart Knows Better": Changing Prejudice to Kindness Life Skills- Other,
Media- Film,
Multicultural- Other
Learn where racism begins and how it can end, during a film and talk presentation by award winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman. View 3 short films by Mr. Kimmelman, the Emmy Award winning public service film "The Heart Knows Better"; "Brushstrokes," an anti-prejudice film commissioned by the UN; and "What Does a Person Deserve?" a celebrated film against homelessness and hunger. The films are part of an interactive presentation about how the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, founded by American educator Eli Siegel, can change prejudice to kindness. His statement is the basis for "The Heart Knows Better": "It will be found that black and white man have the same goodnesses, the same temptations, and can be criticized in the same way. The skin may be different, but the aorta is quite the same."
$101- $200
DeLuca, Michael Yello Dyno Safety Party Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Presented in a fun non-fearful fashion the fully scripted assembly program uses the Yello Dyno Puppet, bright visuals, and entertaining songs to help young children K-2 relax and laugh as they learn personal life skills that will last a lifetime. The benefits of the program include: education without fear through music, assuring easy learning and high recall; and learning to recognize the deceptive behavior of people who mean them harm and how to recognize the tricks of tricky people.
$351- $500
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Heart Grapevine Wreaths Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Learn to craft grapevine wreaths to decorate your home. Heart shaped is the most popular, especially around Valentine's Day. These can be made in any shape or size, from locally pruned grapes that would otherwise be burned. Decorations provided, all natural dried flowers and ribbons. Kids love creating these! Suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Feingold, Richard John D. Rockefeller – The Richest American Who Ever Lived History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Asked how he became so rich, Rockefeller replied, “God gave me my money.” Rockefeller was in the oil refining business early after the Pennsylvania oil rush began in 1859. He built state-of-the-art refineries and bought out his rivals. Rockefeller negotiated secret rebates with the railroads and formed what would become the Standard Oil Trust. Eventually the Supreme Court declared Standard Oil a monopoly and ordered it be broken up. But the individual oil companies were worth more separately and Rockefeller would go on to enter a second life of philanthropy which lives on to today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Tolliver, Lisa ACT Test Prep Life Skills- Other,
Achieve ACT Success! Learn what's on the ACT, differences and similarities between the ACT and SAT, strategies for improving your scores, and tactics for increasing your speed and accuracy. Professor Lisa Tolliver (AB Harvard, MBA+post-grad Columbia, NYS DOE Teaching License) has helped hundreds of students master the ACT and improve their scores. She works with large groups, small groups, and individuals, including honors students, speakers of ESL (English as a Second Language), students who have autism, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome, and students who are re-taking the test.
$1001- $3000
Nobisso, Josephine Behind the Scenes with a Celebrated Author Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Through age-appropriate, visual slide presentations, beloved author of 58+ books takes audiences behind the scenes into her 37 years in writing. Using humor and inspirational anecdotes, she shows influences that shaped her career from her bi-lingual school days. Shares her professional and home life, illuminates successful work habits, and shows the stages a book requires. Reads her books. Q&A. Author donates books, discounts books through easy ordering kit, and offers writing program, Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing.
$501- $1000
Visco, Christopher Fake News vs Real News: Determining the truth Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Many people can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes everyone vulnerable to getting duped by “fake news” - which can have real consequences. Most people use the web every day — shouldn’t we expect them to do better at interpreting what they read there? This presentation will have explore the many tools that can be used to search for the truth
$101- $200
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment
AIR: Discover how and why geoengineering has drastically altered the air and atmosphere. Learn the tremendous consequences of the destruction of trees and forests, tree farming, and how extreme climate disruption is creating havoc upon nature and all living things. WATER: Find out many of the differences between bottled, tap, and other water sources. We will discuss the widespread effects of fracking upon our earth, air, oceans and the municipal water supplies and wells throughout the United States. Learn the factors behind all the devastating drought-stricken areas. Discover the consequences of water privatization. Water: the new commodity? FOOD: Learn the severe consequences of commercial farming and what has become of our food supply. This program will give you the knowledge to “think critically” past the media sound bites. Gary Feldman teaches about organic and genetically modified food, was an innovator in the retail nutritional supplement field and shares over two decades of knowledge in these subjects.
$201- $350
Schuman, Sandy Stories at Work: How to Create, Tell, and Use Stories with Groups and Organizations Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In this workshop for executives, consultants, and educators we explore storytelling and how it can be integrated into professional practices. Building on their own experiences participants enhance their abilities to create and tell their own stories and how to help a group tell its story.
$101- $200
Tolliver, Lisa Financial Literacy Certification Progam Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Based on the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) Financial Literacy and CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) Programs, this course guides participants to take action and increase their financial IQ. Linked to education standards in all 50 states and to several national subject-area standards, this course is typically taught in 7 units. Your Financial Plan: Where It All Begins (160 Minutes)* Budgeting: Making the Most of Your Money (115 Minutes)* Investing: Making Money Work for You (125 Minutes)* Good Debt, Bad Debt: Using Credit Wisely (130 Minutes)* Your Money: Keeping It Safe and Secure (160 Minutes)* Insurance: Protecting What You Have (135 Minutes)* Your Career: Doing What Matters Most (140 Minutes)* * RECOMMENDATION: Add an additional hour per unit to accommodate group activities. These units can be adapted for and integrated into broader-based programs, such as business planning, career management, and boot-camps for artists or entrepreneurs. Additionally, this course can be customized for such audiences as adults, teens, retirees, business professionals, job-seekers, artists and entertainers.
$351- $500
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