We Save Lives and Enhance Self-Esteem: Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club (LBOC) attracts a group of men and women who help EMPOWER community youth programs.
Weekly LBOC meetings provide for dynamic fellowship among engaged coaches, mentors and tutors actively concerned with our local community's sustainable well-being (health, safety and environment)
Kansas City, Mo. — Turns out there might be more to those “Yes we can” campaign speeches than just good delivery.
Optimism — the expectation of a better tomorrow — is universal, according to a new worldwide Gallup poll.
Around the world, 95 percent of people expect their lives in five years to be as good as or better than they were five years ago, according to the survey analyzed by a Kansas University graduate student.
“The instillation of hope is the biggest factor that causes change,” said Matthew Gallagher, 27, a clinical psychology student who came up with the idea to find out how optimistic people were.
ALL-WinWin Advocacy Survival Skills Checklist This checklist summarizes major points from KU "Community Tool Box" text.
___Accentuate the positive ___Emphasize your organization's accomplishments to the community ___Plan for small wins ___Present the issues in the way you want others to see them ___Develop your own public identity ___Check your facts ___Keep it simple ___Be passionate and persistent ___Be prepared to compromise ___Be opportunistic and creative ___Stay your course ___Look for the good in others ___Keep your eyes on the prize ___Make issues local and relevant ___Get broad based support from the start ___Work within the experiences of your group members ___Try to work outside the experiences of your opponents ___Make your opponents play by their own rules ___Tie your advocacy group's efforts to related events ___Enjoy yourself
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
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First up: Halloween Paint-In, organized by Lawrence Parks & Recreation.
Anyone wanting to paint a Halloween scene on a Massachusetts Street window — a family-friendly artistic vision, not vandal-minded graffiti — may submit a sketch to organizer Duane Peterson, who in turn can set you up with a glass canvas and all the wash-off paint you’ll need.
Approved participants can be anyone from the third grade and up, and each will receive a T-shirt. Painting commences from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
“It’s a family-friendly event,” Peterson said."
Tabetha Faith, 9, Lawrence, paints herself into a pumpkin’s head Saturday as she draws a Halloween image on the window of Capitol Federal Bank at 1046 Vt. Tabetha was participating in the Halloween painting event sponsored by the Downtown Lawrence Association.