Brainstorming Blog

Newtown Brain Health First Aid

Local TAF Friends, Here is another opportunity to attend a Youth Brain Health First Aid class, free of charge! These courses, provided in partnership between the Avielle Foundation and the Resiliency Center of Newtown, are intended to serve the Newtown and surrounding local communities. Here is the skinny:   1. The

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Avielle Foundation Firefly Newsletter 2015

It’s here, it’s finally here!         Dear TAF Supporters, We are so proud of the great success the Avielle Foundation has had thus far, in our nearly 3-year existence. We don’t take for granted what this success is based upon. Everything we have today came from you—From

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

TAF supporters – please take a few minutes to help the Avielle Foundation today, Giving Tuesday. Here is how you can help: 1. DONATE! We are a grass-roots effort and the research we are funding, The Spark and Sodina projects we sponsor, the interns we train, and the education programs we

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Ben’s Bells Science of Kindness Conference

2015 Science of Kindness Conference Ben’s Bells Project, in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Frances McClelland Institute for Children & Youth, presents the 2015 Kindness Conference: Building the Science of Kindness Together. The Science of Kindness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8:00am -4:00pm at

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Life is Good

Yesterday, the Avielle Foundation was lucky enough to meet with the Life is Good Playmakers. What a pleasure it is to meet with an organization whose sole purpose is spreading the power of optimism. Their vision is to create a world where life is good for all kids. We are encouraged by the idea

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Spark After School Program

We are very excited to introduce a pilot after school program brought to us by Cody Foss in partnership with Ben’s Lighthouse, the NYA Sports and Fitness, and The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project.  Newtown Reed Intermediate School 5th and 6th grade student’s are eligible. Don’t miss out – space is limited

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Newtown Brain Health First Aid Course

TAF Friends, Here is another opportunity to attend a Youth Brain Health First Aid class, free of charge! Here is the skinny: 1. The next course is Saturday, September 19th – To sign up, simply RSVP using the form found here: Sept 19 Course RSVP  2. We are offering these courses to help

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Imagine the Possibilities, Not a Tough SELL

Imagine if there were skills you could impart during childhood that would virtually guarantee your adulthood success. A way to make sure your future would be filled with health, wealth, and happiness. Imagine a world where the ‘bottom line’ would become a socially and emotionally responsible high bar and the world would no

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Honoring the Past, Paving the Way Into the Future

We all face adversity to different degrees throughout our lives. Some of these experiences are small and easily managed, while others are quite substantial and profoundly life-changing. Indeed it is how we face and embrace them that shapes our lives and makes us who we are. These adverse experiences may

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Brain Health First Aid

TAF Friends, We are excited to offer Youth Brain Health First Aid classes, free of charge, to the Newtown and surrounding community. Here is the skinny: 1. The next course is July 11th – To sign up, simply RSVP using the form found here: July 11 Course RSVP  2. We

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