More about the Map

It’s been called all three– the good, the bad, and the ugly. The new “School Alert System,” aka the color-coded COVID-19 map that the West Virginia Department of Education, in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human […]

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Introductions, please

Hello, my name is Maddie LaVoie, and I’m beginning an internship with Think Kids this fall. I’d like to tell you a little about me, why I contacted Think Kids about working with them, and what I hope to learn […]

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Moms have skills

Years ago, I worked as the Director for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation in North Carolina. One day, a man came out of the woods and tried to pull an elementary school girl out of the line of students […]

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Telling Kids About the Coronavirus

Things are quickly changing, even over the span of just a week. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and President Trump declared a national emergency because of the pandemic. While we don’t have any known cases in West […]

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Keep Talking, They’ll Listen

Where are we going and how did we get here? Over the last 10 years, as someone working in the trenches as a physical therapist here in West Virginia, I have seen the number of children born substance-exposed increase, struggles […]

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Health and Hunger

Are You Hungry?

“Are you hungry?” In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended, for the first time, that pediatricians should screen all children for food insecurity. Back then, an estimated 7.9 million kids in our country lived in “food insecure” households. Unfortunately, we […]

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It’s the little things…

Our new business cards have been printed. They’re heavy, and a little shiny. Maybe it’s a little premature to have them printed 4/5 months before we intend to launch, but holding them in my hands makes me feel like we’re […]

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Why Another Nonprofit?

I moved to Charleston, WV in 2004 to work as the Program Manager of the West Virginia Asthma Coalition. One of our first projects was to advocate for the right of public school students to carry their albuterol inhalers in […]

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