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Youth Prepare for "Kidpreneur" Event

Entrepreneurship Nonprofit for Children Expands

Four years ago, Dr. Marlene Jackson— a Columbia, Maryland resident— and her daughter, Ashley Jackson answered a call to help empower girls by founding a nonprofit called Le’ Chic Academy. But young people who wanted to create viable businesses became a part of a growing trend to implement their ideas at an early age. In response, The “Biz Kidz” Program was later added to inspire both girls and boys to build kids’ business awareness, explore how to make money as successful kidpreneurs, and engage young entrepreneurs in real-world business experiences.

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‘March For Our Lives’ in Annapolis on Saturday, March 24th

Mackenzie Boughey is heading a student led “March For Our Lives” event in Annapolis on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in an effort to prevent more school shootings with the help of fellow students. The 16-year-old Severn School student wanted to do something proactive after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the march and over 188 legislators have been invited to listen to the marchers.

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Grief Camp Helps Area Kids Cope With Loss of Loved One

“So we have Camp Kangaroo today. It’s a three-day grief camp for children, first through eighth grade. We have 25 kids here from throughout the community. It’s sponsored by the Seasons Hospice Foundation, so it’s free to every kid who comes, and not just kids who had someone die on hospice, but that’s kids throughout the community,” Hansen said. “The goal of the camp is to normalize grieving for children.”

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Songful Annapolis native gains GRAMMY consideration, set to perform after signing with record label

Music has publicly been Craig T. Dobson’s passion since his first church singing debut at the age of six years old. Dobson recalls belting out soulful notes, while moving to and from classes in the halls of Annapolis Jr. High School. Administrators and guidance counselors who heard Dobson singing in front of their offices stopped to notice whose soulful voice captured their attention. Positive feedback from administrators and peers inspired Dobson to get involved in the school’s chorus and talent shows.

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MLK Day Parade in Annapolis celebrates peace, recognizes community service

A sudden snow shower did not stop these energetic youth performers from jumping joyfully to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along with a host of community groups, sororities, fraternities, politicians, other youth groups, Annapolis City employees, and exotic car drivers and passengers. The Annapolis fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade was held on January 15, 2018. The parade’s theme was “Pushing Peace in our Homes, Communities, Nation, & World!”

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Local teacher helps boys dress for success, gain critical life skills

While reflecting on 2017, it’s an ideal time to acknowledge caring teachers who make a difference in our communities.

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Twelve-year-old spreads holiday cheer, celebrates moving adoption story

For many people, Christmas is a joyous time to celebrate the birth of Christ and to reconnect with family and friends.

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Bowie State University alumnus makes Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list

Bowie State University (BSU) alumnus, Dior Ginyard, was recently named to Forbes magazine’s ‘30 Under 30’ list in the sports category for 2018. The prestigious list spotlights 600 young innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs across 20 categories where 30 honorees are selected in each of them.

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Bearded Brothers of Baltimore create calendar to benefit cancer survivors

According to “Statistics at a Glance: The Burden of Cancer in the United States” from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in the United States, and 595,690 people would die from the disease in 2016.

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Gavin Buckley sworn in as new mayor of Annapolis

Gavin Buckley, the 137th mayor of Annapolis, took the oath of office on Monday, December 4, 2017 in front of a large diverse crowd on West Street.

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