Naples High School graduate Benji Howard spreads a message of peace and unity
Growing up in a post-9/11 world, where tragedies are a regular subject of nightly news, it would be understandable for graduating high school students to become desensitized, dejectedly watching events unfold, rather than
acting as agents of change.
‘Go Outside and Play’
Conservancy volunteer weighs in on the importance of spending time in nature
Communing with nature has scientifi-cally proven psychological benefits, including stress relief, increased energy and
improved memory. But the National Wildlife Federation re-ports that, for the most part, young people get alarmingly little exposure
to the natural world — just a few minutes
a day, in fact.
Building the Future
Champions For Learning Celebrates its 30th Year
Community and business leaders founded Champions For Learning (then called the Collier County Education Foundation) in 1990 with the purpose of honoring and thanking those in the teaching profession.