Author: Kristen Blake

Careers that Count: So You Want to Be a Firefighter?

So You Want to Be a Firefighter? The Job: Firefighter   The Gist:  Do you jump into action in emergency situations? If you’re fearless, active, and love to help others, this may be the right career for you! Firefighters are typically known to put out fires, but they have many… Read more »

Careers That Count: So You Want to Be a Veterinarian?

What do you want to be when you grow up? Your answer probably changes every day. Or maybe someone you have aspired to be something specific and you’re already working towards it. Whatever your aspirations, it’s never to early to get going on those goals. So each week, we will… Read more »

IMK in Action – How Kids Can Stand Up To Bullying

What’s The Big Deal? In school or at the park, you may have seen or experienced bullying. Bullying is hurting someone either by words or actions. Some feel that bullying is a part of normal growing up. It isn’t! There will always be problems between kids. But bullying is done on… Read more »

IMK in Action – How Kids Can Help Animals!

What’s The Big Deal? Some animals are overpopulated all over the world, such as cats and dogs. Where you live, you may see a lost dog or a cat roaming the streets. You may worry that they could be hit by a car. Fortunately, at least some of these animals have homes.… Read more »

IMK in Action – How Kids Can Help Reduce Poverty

What’s The Deal? Most people have what they need. They have enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and shelter to call home. But some families and their children live in poverty and experience hard times. You may think that not having enough money for things we want is tough. But poverty… Read more »

IMK in Action – How Kids Can Help The Environment

What’s The Deal? You may see that the environment around us changes every day. In some places, leaves change colors, water freezes, and rain clouds come and go. These are all part of nature. But there are other changes in the environment that are not natural! We cause them! And… Read more »