Thank you for a successful fund drive

A message from the executive director January 2022 … A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our Fall 2021 fund drive a success! Not only did we meet our matching grant challenge from the Rostair Foundation, we exceeded our $30,000 goal for the campaign. Please know how deeply we appreciate this support from […] Read More

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Enter the Healthy NewsWorks Writing Challenge

In a video invitation, Ginger Ragland, a Healthy NewsWorks staff teacher, shares details of the Healthy Writing Challenge. January 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks invites teachers to submit student reflections and poetry in its 2022 Healthy Writing Challenge. The challenge focuses on the theme “How We Heal: Moving Ahead in Challenging Times.” Any elementary school or […] Read More

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Board welcomes attorney Chelsea Dellavella

January 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome attorney Chelsea Dellavella to its board as an observer for the next year. Chelsea recently accepted a new position as a conflicts attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia; she currently is an associate attorney on the medical malpractice team at Burns White LLC […] Read More

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Four seasons of Healthy NewsWorks

December 2021…Healthy NewsWorks had an incredible 2021, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of many community members and organizations — and, of course, the talent and enthusiasm of our student reporters! We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and hope you enjoy revisiting some highlights of the past year.  […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks is featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

December 2021 … At Healthy NewsWorks, we’re used to our student journalists reporting the news, but this week we find ourselves in the news! The Philadelphia Inquirer has published a lengthy feature story on our program, inspired by our recent GSK IMPACT Award win. The article highlights how well Healthy NewsWorks pivoted when the pandemic struck: going digital, sourcing experts […] Read More

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Create a superhero who could wipe out COVID-19

December 2021 … We are all tired of COVID-19. Here’s your chance to create a superhero who could wipe it out.Enter the Healthy Trailblazer Journal’s superhero contest. Draw an original picture of your superhero and write an short explanation of your character’s superpower.The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, Dec. 17. Please give them to Mr. […] Read More

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Ways to get outside, even if your neighborhood doesn’t feel safe

December 2021 … Healthy Eagle reporters recently interviewed Dr. Roxane Javadi, a pediatric resident at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, to ask about the health benefits of spending time outside. Her responses have been edited and condensed. Q. What happens when kids don’t get enough time outside?  When kids don’t spend enough time outside, they […] Read More

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Calling on birds to improve our health

By Emma, 8th grade | November 2021 … Don’t underestimate the importance of birds. The sound of their calls can actually improve your health. That’s according to Jose Santiago, who works for Audubon, a national organization that helps protect birds and the environment.  Stress and anxiety can be reduced by listening to the sounds of birds, […] Read More

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Reaching even more students with special lessons

December 2021 … To engage more children in Healthy NewsWorks, our faculty teams up with teachers whose students are not currently enrolled in either our Core Reporting or Cub Programs. (Our Core Reporting program typically operates in a classroom through the school year, while the Cub Program is a five-lesson sequence for students grades K […] Read More

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Inquiry Charter launches health newspaper

December 2021 … Congratulations to the students of Inquiry Charter School, who have published the first edition of their new health newspaper! Inquiry is part of the Belmont Charter Network in Philadelphia. The Healthy Owl Times will focus on health and wellness, its third grade student journalists write, with a range of topics that will […] Read More

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