Friday, March 26, 2010

Willson-Johnson Lectures 2010 - May 6 - 7

Methodist Children's Home is once again hosting the Willson-Johnson Lectures on our Waco campus May 6 and 7. These dynamic lectures are geared for individuals who work directly with at-risk youth, but a wide-variety of social workers and professional counselors may benefit from the lectures.

This years' speaker is Mr. Frank Kros, MSW, JD. Mr. Kros is a career child advocate and will speak on a variety of topics related to youth brain development. The program has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for continuing education units for Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors.

For a brochure with details and sign-up information click here. The cost for the lectures is $10 and the deadline for sign up is April 28.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Meteorologist teaches youth about her career

Lynae Miyer, meteorologist for KCEN-TV in Central Texas recently visited the Waco campus Charter School to talk about her career and answer questions about weather. Miyer shared that, as a child, she had been so afraid of thunderstorms that her parents encouraged her to study weather patterns so she could conquer her fear. What her parents didn't know was that her research would fuel a passion for weather, science and math. Miyer shared that the best thing for youth is to find something that engages their passions, and then pursue it as a career.

In addition to sharing her personal story, Miyer explained basic weather concepts to the students. She even gave them a personal preview into her predictions for the weather over the next few weeks. Here are a few photos from Miyer's time at the school.

If you are in Central Texas, check out Lynae Miyer on the KCEN-TV morning show from 5-7 am on weekdays.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lubbock GAPP featured in paper

The Methodist Children's Home Lubbock Grandparents as Parents Program (GAPP) provides a place of hope for grandparents in the Lubbock area. These grandparents desperately need a support for their new role of parenting the next generation.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal recently took notice of the growing number of grandparents in need and chose to feature Methodist Children's Home in an article on Friday, March 5. To read the article, click here. Following are photos from the article (all photos provided by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Online).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bank VP speaks at Charter School

Mr. Sam Brown, a Senior Vice President at Extraco Bank, spoke to a class at the Waco campus University Charter School recently. Mr. Brown shared the basics of finances with the youth and talked about the importance of saving money and understanding money matters.

The youth asked Mr. Brown questions about loans, credit cards, bank accounts and bank cards. Mr. Brown also gave each young person in the class a gold dollar to start working on their personal savings plan.