May 7, 2014

On today's episode, Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier discuss how "the summer slide" caused by long summer breaks can cause kids to fall behind not just academically but in their physical health as well, especially when school is the only source of physical fitness and nutrition for many children. What are some solutions for parents who struggle with the logistics of keeping their kids cared for and occupied during the summer months, and what are organizations like No Kid Hungry, Reading Is Fundamental, and Boys and Girls Club of America doing to help?

Our new Hero of the Week, Priscilla Semphere, foundedPenAfrica to engage young readers across her home continent of Africa by promoting African literature, motivating more young Africans to write their own books and poems, showcasing these young writers to inspire others, and teaching young Africans to understand and celebrate their cultural and social differences through a shared literary experience of knowledge, creativity, and unity.