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Children Books On Race & Inclusion

Why is Nita Upside Down? By Roxana Bouwer, Sarah Bouwer, Emma Hearne
Sometimes, we fear that others won’t accept us because of the things that make us unique – whether we look different to others, think differently, or have other interests. The reality is that everyone of us is different in some way, and that is our strength. This short picture book is a celebration of dark-skinned bodies of all kinds.

In Skin We Are In,

Be The Change in Your Day

To Day is Your Day
       Make a note about your awesomeness.
       Fake it until you make it.
      Develop a plan to reach your goal.
      Do positive self talk. "I can..."
      Exercise your right to be happy,
      Drink from the cup of hope.
      Mediate, relax and visualize your next move.
      Move!  Nothing can be accomplished if you are sedentary.

Pitt County Community Resources

Pitt County Community Resources

Pitt County families can receive government grants, free debt help or cash aid, and other forms of support. Students can get free back to school supplies and there are gasoline vouchers, free daycare programs, and even Christmas toys for kids.
Try contacting the Salvation Army at 252-756-3388. This non-profit charity organization from time to time will have limited funding available to help people pay certain everyday expenses. They may be able to provide funds for paying rent, utility and energy bills, housing expenses, provide food, and much more.

Juneteenth Celebration

Breaking The Chain

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. As we remember, celebrate, and continue to fight for equality, Let strive to break the chains of discrimination to form a more just society. 

Be the Energy!

“Energy is contagious, positive and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing into my space.” Alex Elle

1.     Put on a smile, even when you are not feeling it.  People react positively to a warm smile.  It will pay dividends.
2.    Show gratitude and compassion to others and it will come back to you.
3.    Change your thought pattern.  Say A few Affirmations each morning  “Today is going to be a good day” Repeat this phrase over and over and you will see a shift in your day.

Wear a Mask

Why We Wear a Mask!

“Masks should be worn anytime you are in public or people are nearby. Masks act as a physical barrier to protect you and others from viral and bacterial particulates. Many people unknowingly infect others by going out and spreading germs by coughing or touching others,” 

  • As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the CDC is recommending that everyone wear a cloth mask when they go out in public.
  • Experts say the homemade masks won’t protect anyone from getting sick, but they can help prevent the spread of the disease by those with the virus.

It's Break Time!!

Stressed out?  It's Break Time!!

A sincere hand clap goes out to all  parents.  You have become the teacher, the cheerleader, a full time cook and housekeeper, while still holding down your job.

It's break time!  While it might be difficult to take a real break, think of ways you might  sneak in a little "me time".  A cup of coffee, a glass of lemonade, a crossword puzzle, a little dance, a silly song, things to lift your spirits.  If you can't get away for a few minutes, engage the kids in a fun event with you,  This could even mean to drop everything and head for the door.

Reach out

You are not alone. Hang in there!

You are not alone.  Hang in there!
As we move into summer and outside activities, we are still encouraged to wear masks, wash hands and social distance.  The social distance, perhaps, has been the hardest as we are a social person.  We function in community settings.  Consequently, it has caused feelings of isolation, depression and hopelessness.  How do we cope?
1.      Find activities that require few people such as join online groups that share your interest.

Butterflies and Girls

   We are all butterflies waiting to happen.

1.     Life is like a butterfly – You go through changes before you become something beautiful. 
2.     Today a caterpillar – tomorrow a butterfly. Don’t lose hope because you never know what tomorrow will bring.
3.     The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.  Don’t give up!
4.     When you feel that you’re about to fail, it might be that you’re about to fly.