AWARD CEREMONY FOR PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST AND HEALTHY KIDS DAY
PHOENIX -- (April 22, 2013) Eight, Arizona PBS, in partnership with the City of Phoenix Latino Institute will honor the Arizona winners of the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at an awards ceremony to be held at Downtown Civic Space Park near Fair Trade Café, (424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004). First, second and third place winners from each grade level will be recognized. The event will also feature a special appearance by award-winning Arizona children’s author Terri Fields.
"The City of Phoenix Latino Institute is very happy to host this wonderful day focused on children as they celebrate the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Awards and the Healthy Kids Day at the Civic Space Park," says Carmela Ramirez, Latino Institute Co-Chair and Arts and Culture Coordinator of the City of Phoenix Parks Department. "It is through active engagement in events such as these that our youth experience positive surroundings, understand and grow to respect their peers and hopefully contribute to future shaping of their community."
Across the state, Arizona’s Common Core Standards are being implemented to ensure that all students have the academic knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, career and life. The educational events presented by Eight, Arizona PBS are designed to support those standards, explains Kimberly Flack, Eight Associate General Manager for Education and Outreach.
“Eight, Arizona PBS will be providing resources for parents and kids to stay active and healthy, learn about nature and develop important math and science skills from PBS KIDS,” says Flack. “These are activities and projects tied to Common Core State Standards from some of our most popular PBS KIDS series like Curious George. Educators can also find these resources online as part of PBS LearningMedia at http://az.pbslearningmedia.org.”
Lincoln Family YMCA aims to prepare parents and children with options to stay healthy during the summer through its activities at the event, says Bethany Kennedy, operations director of Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA.
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