How to Live Positively by Linda Contreras

Positivity. There are many interpretations of this five syllable noun. Is it an action? Is it obligatory to pursue throughout life? Is it actually beneficial? These questions often times flood our minds, but these questions also persuade us to live a positive life each day and for those around us.

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Triveni Patel
What I Wish I Knew Before Entering Junior Year by Linda Contreras

Coming into high school was a complete transition from the small middle school I went to this big new school where I was no longer the superior 8th grader but rather the small 9th grader at the bottom of the high school chain. However because of #ICANHELP- making this transition wasn't too difficult for me personally as I still kept my close friends and just continued to get the gist of what was going on in high school.

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Triveni Patel
#ICANHELP LAUNCHES VIRTUAL PARENT NIGHT PROGRAM

“Social media can be scary, confusing and overwhelming to parents,” said co-founder Kim Karr, “but it doesn’t have to be.”  #ICANHELP has the goal to build a robust and high-quality online course for parents that they can interact with on their own time through any device such as learning at home, during their commute, or their free time. With this initiative, #ICANHELP is looking for donations to drive a professional program encompassing 12 2-minute bite-size videos for parents to consume on their own time. You can donate and learn more here: https://www.gofundme.com/vvwhu3-icanhelp?member=1422866

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Matt Soeth
#ArleighR Music Video Dance Camp

I started the camp with the intention of giving youth opportunities to dance in professional music videos with the artist(s) of the song(s).   During the first three days we focus on stretching, dance technique, freestyling, and the choreography I’ve created for the music video.  

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Matt SoethSunnyside Ballet
#Digital4Good 2019 at Facebook

(San Francisco, CA – January 7, 2019) – On Monday, September 16, 2019, Facebook will host the third annual #Digital4Good event at their Menlo Park headquarters and it will be live streamed to a global audience. #Digital4Good will be a major gathering of highly-engaged students, industry, and educators that are focused on empowering positive tech and media use--digital for good. The form to nominate students for the first annual #Digital4Good awards can be found at: http://bit.ly/ichd4g19. Nominations are open from today through January 31, 2019.

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Matt SoethFacebook
#SpreadSmiles

Smile Cards are in one word, impactful. They have the ability to change someone’s day from bad to good, good to great, and everywhere in between. It took me a long time to recognize the true power of these small yet powerful cards. When I was told the story that made me realize this power it was 10,000+ cards later. I was once passing out these cards at my high school, as I would do at random times throughout the years I attended Chino Hills. I don’t remember giving this amazing human a Smile Card but the action of taking the time out of my day to give her one was so genuine it shook her to her core.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Applying to College

College application season is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting and scary parts of senior year. These applications are what lead you to the next chapter of your life, and this pressure can sometimes get to be stressful. In my personal experience, I had a very difficult time finishing my applications. There are so many things that I wish I had known prior to applying to college. Here are some of them: 

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Triveni Patel
Aaron Judge says #ICANHELP

#ICANHELP, a non-profit that empowers teens to delete negativity online, is excited to announce our partnership with Aaron Judge as part of the #Uncap the possibilities campaign made possible through The Players’ Tribune and Sharpie.

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Matt Soeth
Can We Talk?

As the Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), I spend my days (and a lot of nights too!) thinking about the impact media and technology have on our world. NAMLE defines media literacy as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication. In today’s digital world, media literacy education is essential. Over the last ten years, I have done countless talks with parent groups and students where I use the concept of digital citizenship to introduce the importance of media literacy. For many schools, digital citizenship tends to be a good entry point to broader conversations about media, technology and kids.

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Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
#Digital4Good 2018

(San Francisco, CA – March 12, 2018) – On Monday, September 17, 2018, #ICANHELP will host the second annual #Digital4Good event in San Francisco, CA and it will be live streamed to a global audience. #Digital4Good will be a major gathering of highly-engaged students, industry, and educators that are focused on empowering positive tech and media use--digital for good. This exciting event will celebrate student voice and digital leadership, featuring a fast-paced mix of presentations, panels, videos, and the first ever #Digital4Good awards. Unlike typical youth recognition, the #Digital4Good awards are nominated by students for students.

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Matt Soeth
New Website

#ICANHELP is excited to announce the launch of our new website. As we continue to grow and meet the needs of the schools that we work with, an interactive and resource filled website is exactly what we need to continue serving schools and youth groups.

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