Community Service: Emma C. cleans up a park

Emma is R.A.D.

Emma went to the park and saw that there was trash left behind by others. She chose to take the lead and clean it up. She picked up the trash and showed what we call in our school Super Responsibility. That is, she took on a task by cleaning up a mess that she did not make. She did this task because it was the “right thing to do”. Back in October we talked about being a R.A.D. person, Reliable, Accountable, Dependable. Emma is RAD!!

Your child can learn to be RAD too.  Join us in our classes as we teach martial arts and life skills.

Grants 4 Teachers: Balanced Life Skills Community Project

The winter cycle for grant applications is now complete and we will be meeting on Tuesday March 1, with the Advisory Board to award grants for applicants.  We are looking forward to being able to meet some of the needs of our dedicated teachers in Anne Arundel County along with Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

If you are a teacher that would like a grant to accomplish something special in your classroom be sure to make application.  If you are a person or business that would like to support and build the morale of teachers in our county please investigate what we are doing and consider contributing to the Grants 4 Teachers Fund.

Book & Toy Swap, Annapolis, MD

On Sunday, February 13th from 1:00-3:00 PM, Balanced Life Skills will be hosting a FREE “Book and Toy Swap” at the studio – open to the public.  The idea is to GIVE books and toys your family no longer uses, and TAKE books and toys your family is interested in – for free.

The Book and Toy Swap not only helps the environment by reducing the number of items that might otherwise end up in landfills, but also benefits local charities.  At the end of the event, all unclaimed items will be donated for charitable purposes – one of which is the “Prize Project” at John Hopkins Hospital, where children recovering from surgery are given “prizes” to make them more comfortable and to aid them in the recovery process (more on this community service project to come!).

book swap flier Please feel free to print and distribute as many as you wish or circulate it through your email contacts.  Also, please consider advertising this event at your child(ren)’s school(s).

If you have any questions, you are welcomed to contact BLS directly, or call the number on the flier.

As always, thank you for your kindness and generosity!