How to stay optimistic through the recession, bad weather and swine flu fears

By Gina Salamone Daily News Staff Writer Tuesday, May 5th 2009 Olivia Mignone Overcame Height Bias …The 18-years-old from Queens dreamed of becoming a model since childhood. But at just 5′ foot 1″, she knew that wouldn’t be easy. Instead of sitting around sulking, she started her own modeling agency for girls, donating money raised from shows to charity. “I’ve always wanted to model,” Mignone shares. “I watch ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ My freshman year of high school, when I was 14, I [...]

Youth Advisory Board Member and Conference Coordinator, Kate Herman appears on L.A. Talk Radio

Powered by Sunday, July 11th’s “Bipolar Nation Radio” features our 19th Children with Mental Illness Defined” episode with our regular in-studio guest Angie, the grandmother of a bipolar granddaughter, Hannah and a new granddaughter, “Baby M,” born this past April. Now she’s been on both sides of the system as a Foster Parent and as a Grandparent to her new granddaughter recently taken out of her custody, by CPS, because her 8-year-old granddaughter, Hannah, is bipolar. And now an immigration [...]

WOO’s Hal Eisenberg Interview on Blogtalk

Join us and guest Hal Eisenberg, founder of Windows of Opportunity, as we discuss the changing landscape in schools for all students, and particularly LGBT youth in care. Hal has organized gay-straight alliances, HIV-prevention groups, and fashion shows to build self confidence and self-esteem in youth. A straight ally, Hal is a musician and former teacher in the New York City public school system. He created Windows of Opportunity in 2001 as an outgrowth of his work in education. Hear [...]