Alliance concerns run the gamut from the horrendous issues of trafficking, child-soldiers, corruption and more to health and the rebuilding of victims lives, the complex issue of drugs and more.

Then we have the lighter concerns — though in terms of prevention, no less important — like getting youth involved in volunteerism as a way to help them see new possibilities for their own future!

So here are a few tid-bits of news.

Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity

On that front, Fairleigh Dickinson University is helping to support the involvement of young volunteers in the 2014 SuperBowl as volunteers.

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If you know of any youth groups that would benefit from becoming a part of the Volunteer Team, please download the information provided us and circulate it!

 

The Dangers of Soda…

Soft_Drinks_Consumption_Is_Associated_with_Behavior_Problems_in_5-Year-OldsThe American Journal Of Pediatrics has completed a study that examines soda consumption and aggressive behaviors, attention problems and withdrawal behavior among 5-year-old children. Their conclusion is that there is “an association between soda consumption and negative behavior among very young children; future studies should explore potential mechanisms that could explain this association.”

For more information you can go to their site: http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(13)00736-1/abstract

congo_logoCoNGO

pdfFor Alliance Members who haven’t heard from CoNGO, the September Newsletter is attached and can be downloaded.

CoNGO Sept. 2013 Newsletter

 

Next Regular Meeting of the Alliance

Don’t forget to add November 8th to your calendar. 1:00 PM EDT is the next regular meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.