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Most of Desire Street’s ministry partners offer after-school and summer enrichment programs for neighborhood kids, because education is an important part of preparing our country’s children for the future.

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Does handwriting matter? Experts at online community WeAreTeachers* say that good handwriting skills lead to stronger academic performance, and using pen and paper boosts memory because neatly writing a thing down engages the writer in a more cognitive process and enables more efficient studying. They also say that fine motor skills, especially handwriting, support executive function by engaging the writer’s attention and developing the ability to focus. Teaching handwriting is a current debate! Tell us what you think by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

*From a web article, “7 Reasons Why Handwriting Matters (and Your School Should Teach It!),” by Stacy Tornio, senior editor with WeAreTeachers, posted 11/17/15

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May 2017

Seeing his first typewriter, Kaheem asked, “How does the WiFi turn on?”

If you have children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren—or know someone else’s—you’ll know what I mean when I say that kids have a way of causing you to “look into the crystal ball.”  While many people move away from ideals held in younger years, when we look at what the younger generation cares about, we remember our own youth, and realize how much the future counts.

With summer almost here—that means school will be out and vacation dreams will become a reality—hopefully we’ll all take a little time to reflect on the bigger picture of life. How can we make a difference now and leave a legacy for the future?

President Franklin Roosevelt said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

That’s why I’ve chosen to be part of Desire Street’s work to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods. The vision of one day seeing every neighborhood become a desirable place to live is something I believe in as part of my calling as a Christian to love my neighbor.

Japanese-Canadian scientist David Suzuki wrote, “It doesn’t give me any satisfaction to think that my concerns will be validated by my grandchildren’s generation. I would love to be wrong in everything…it’s my great hope that they might one day say, ‘Grandpa was part of a great movement that helped to turn things around.’”

Will you join me, our legacy coaches, our ministry partners, and all our team of Desire Street supporters who are praying and doing what they can to leave a legacy of a better future? The enclosed card will give you ideas about how you can engage in this important mission.

God bless,

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Please note: At Desire Street Ministries, good stewardship is important! So in keeping with state guidelines, we want to tell you the following…(click here).

 

 

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