Since it was founded in 1919, Junior Achievement USA® has helped more than 100 million young people be better prepared to be successful adults. This has only been possible with the support of the countless volunteers who have helped deliver JA programs over the past century.
TV Personality Sean Lowe was on the ground after Hurricane Harvey and knows firsthand the devastation and confusion natural disasters create. Sadly, it wasn’t just people who were affected—pets have faced their own hardships in the aftermath, with thousands displaced or missing. As we head into hurricane season this year, Sean has partnered with the Banfield Foundation for a national public service announcement to help ensure all pet owners are prepared for the unexpected.
The National Limousine Association’s Ride Responsibly™ initiative is back with its fourth public service announcement starring actress and activist Pamela Anderson. The PSA calls into question the labor practices of ride-hailing services and the misleading hiring tactics deployed to lure drivers.
Former professional football player Herman Moore, the Henry Ford Health System, and Pfizer are urging parents to make sure their children receive the CDC-recommended vaccinations. The CDC recommends a vaccination schedule that helps protect against 14 serious diseases before age two, as babies are at a higher risk for vaccine-preventable diseases due to their still-developing immune systems.
The National Limousine Association’s Ride Responsibly™ initiative is back with its third public service announcement starring actress and activist Pamela Anderson. In partnership with Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), the new PSA highlights the often horrifying lack of accountability maintained by ride-hail services and urges passengers to make themselves aware of the safety standards for these apps and their drivers.
Despite efforts to combat the nation’s growing opioid crisis, a new research report, The United States of Non-Dependence shows Americans continue to be exposed to an exorbitant number of opioids. In fact, in 2016 alone there were enough pills prescribed for every man, woman and child in the U.S. to have 36 pills each.
¿Sabía que 5 millones de familias estadounidenses con niños en edad escolar no cuentan con el acceso a banda ancha en sus hogares? El 1Million Project es una iniciativa plurianual de la Fundación Sprint para ofrecer gratuitamente dispositivos y servicio móvil de alta velocidad para un millón de estudiantes de secundaria estadounidenses de escasos recursos carentes de un servicio de internet seguro en sus hogares.
Some people think kids today are all about selfies. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards says, think again. This nationwide awards program, a collaborative effort by The National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial, Inc., honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. WCSC, CPSC and safety experts strongly recommend that only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.