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Monday, March 22, 2010

Save the Art's Rally in Broward County: Tuesday March 23, 2010

Art and music is essential for a student's complete education. According to a nationwide survey taken in 2003 by the Gallup organization, 95% of Americans believe that music is a key component in a child's well-rounded education. Eighty percent of respondents agreed that music makes the participants smarter; 78% believ......e that learning a musical instrument helps students perform better in other subjects areas; and 88% believe participation in music helps teach children discipline. The evidence found by the College Entrance Examination Board showed students in an arts appreciation class scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math than students with no arts participation. Come help lend a voice and attend the event for our children!

While the Broward Teacher's Union is not sponsoring or coordinating this event, union leaders would like to encourage all members, parents and community members to attend!

Please speak out and fight needless Broward schools budget cuts!

Life without the arts?
School without the arts = Life without the arts

‘Save the Arts’ Rally
Tuesday, March 23
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Don’t let the cuts happen without a fight!

Everyone is invited! Please come out and support the arts in our schools!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jaemi Levine: News Report-Sexual Predators

At a meeting at Oriole Elementary school Thursday night, parents and their children also learned how these criminals operate and how to protect themselves. It is information Jaemi Levine, an advocate for children and the founder of Mothers Against Predators (MAP), wishes she had six years ago.

"My daughter was the victim of an online predator when she was 12-years-old," Levine told CBS4's Gwen Belton.

Since then Levine and her daughter Nicole have been on a mission to educate parents and children by telling Nicole's story.

Jaemi's interview can be viewed by clicking HERE.

"I was not in the greatest of mindsets, and went online and was talking to somebody, and gullible enough to give him my trust," says Nicole.

Now 17, Nicole often tells her story to other children and teenagers hoping to prevent what happened to her from happening to someone else.

She says, "My main reason to talk to other kids to make sure that I help them."

It's a message about being smart and safe.

Parent Leah Liburd says, "I want to learn more about what I can do as a parent to be aware of situations like this."

13-year-old Emmanuel Laporte says "Now I learned never to to trust anyone that you don't know."

While there are many laws on the books to protect children from sexual offenders and predators, authorities say parents must still remain vigilant and one step ahead to ensure their child's safety. One of the best ways to do that they say is simply by talking.

Jaemi Levine is also running for a seat on the Broward County School Board District 4.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jaemi Levine, Non-partisan for Broward County School Board, District 4

Monday, March 1, 2010

Jaemi Levine Files for Broward County School Board seat District 4

Jaemi Levine, founder and President of Mothers Against Predators has filed to run for the District 4 School Board seat.

Levine pulled her packet of papers early this afternoon, filled them out and filed to run right then and there.

I asked her if she believes she can get the support she needs.

She tells me that she can get the community support that any candidate would need in order to win.

Levine, who challenged Stephanie Kraft in 2006, says she had a good experience in her previous run and learned a great deal about campaigns.

She still has children in the school system and four additional years of experience under her belt in the role of a community activist, getting her wide recognition in the parental and children's safety community.

After her 2006 run, Levine founded the organization, Mothers Against Predators.

The Mothers Against Predators Facebook page is here.

Through Levine's persistence and management skills, the organization went on to gain national prominence in the fight against online child predators in a very short time.

Levine's previous experience as a candidate along with her solid backing in the activist community will make her a formidable candidate.

And in my own experience, it isn't always about money.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jaemi Levine, Non-partisan for Broward County School Board, District 4