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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.


With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.


But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.


But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Aurora Theatre presents Georgia premiere of I and You, January 29-February 21

Mismatched teenagers offer insightful wisdom for all ages 
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (January 21, 2016) – A quintessential tale of two worlds colliding, audiences are invited to experience the power of diversity and the beauty of acceptance in the award-winning I and You at Aurora TheatreJanuary 29-February 21. As part of the 2015-16 GGC Harvel Lab Series, this moving story of two teenagers and the bond they create through examination of poetry offers an ode to youth, life, love and the strange splendor of human connectedness!

“This play has quickly become one of the hottest properties in American theater, including a recently opened off-Broadway run,” said Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora’s Producing Artistic Director. “Lauren is a dear friend and nothing could thrill me more than having the opportunity for Aurora Theatre to produce the Georgia premiere of this Atlanta-bred playwright’s most recent work. Lauren’s work is universally acclaimed and widely produced across the country, yet her voice …

Jonny & Xena's Spread the Words Foundation, Inc., Announces Grants to Autism Programs and Animal Rescue in Metro Atlanta Area

More than $20,000 in money and supplies awarded
.Johns Creek, GA (January 13, 2016) – The Jonny & Xena's Spread the Words Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce it has raised more than $20,000 in cash and supplies from the inaugural GEICO “Jonny and Xena Spread the Words” 5K/Fun Run which was held at Suwanee Town Center, Suwanee, GA and “I’m Not a Monster” shelter drive benefiting autism programs and animal rescue in the Atlanta Metro Area. The race had over 500 participants including groups of virtual runners representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Washington DC, and many countries of the world including Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Korea, Spain, Hong Kong, Mexico, Japan, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. A participant came in from Mexico to support the cause and was given an award for furthest traveling physical runner.

The “I’m Not a Monster” program is a nationwide shelter drive benefiting homeless pets waiting in shelters and temporary boarding facilities, w…

UNICEF'S Kid Power Program Is Coming to Atlanta

GET ACTIVE. SAVE LIVES.UNICEF Kid Power is coming to Atlanta to encourage active lifestyles and global citizenship. UNICEF today announced the launch of the 2016 KidPowerschool program, which will empower 70,000 elementary school children in 13 cities to help save the lives of severely malnourished children around the world.

You may have also recently heard about Kid Power when UNICEF announced Pink as an UNICEF ambassador and the program’s national spokesperson. 




Third through fifth-graders will receive Kid Power Bands, the world’s first wearable for good™, and a teacher-led classroom curriculum in a 30-day program, called UNICEF Kid Power Month. By being active and having fun, kids can earn points to unlock funding that delivers lifesaving packets of food to severely malnourished children in need. UNICEF Kid Power Month will take place in Atlanta from February 29 – March 25. The more kids move, the more points they earn, the more lives they save.


The Fresh Market announces fourth annual “Design Our Bag Challenge” in support of No Kid Hungry®

Specialty grocer calls on creative children to design its 2016 limited edition reusable shopping bag Think you have what it takes to design The Fresh Market’s next reusable shopping bag? The specialty grocer is on a nationwide search for a delectable design for its 2016 bag, which will benefit No Kid Hungry®. Returning again this year, The Fresh Market is excited to showcase more children’s artwork on its limited edition reusable shopping bags. The Fresh Market will donate 50 percent of the retail price of each bag sold to No Kid Hungry, with a minimum donation of $150,000 in 2016. The Fresh Market has raised over $1 million for No Kid Hungry, which works to end childhood hunger in America.

Children ages 15 and under who have a love for both food and art can submit a drawing that answers the question “What is the best thing about The Fresh Market?” Local communities are invited to take part in the fun, and The Fresh Market welcomes schools, children’s museums and art groups to participa…

Aurora Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, January 14-February 7

Atlanta teacher’s poignant play provides raw look at cancer’s vexing grip
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (January 6, 2016) – A beautiful story of life and the looming question of what happens next, Aurora Theatre invites audiences to experience the powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Wit, playing January 14-February 7. Detailing the final days of Dr. Vivian Bearing’s battle with stage IV ovarian cancer, Wit is a poetic journey through the English professor’s reflection on her life and the relationship between patient and healer.
“As cancer survivors, this play is extremely personal for both myself and partner Ann-Carol,” said Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez. “Although the type of cancer is very specific in Wit, the brilliance of the play is we have all been, in some way, affected by cancer. Ultimately, Vivian’s personal battle with cancer in the play serves to comfort and inspire every person who has fought, every person who has triumphed and every person we have lost along th…

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and Chick-fil-A Launches “Pie for Patients” promotion to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

“Pie for Patients” social media effort challenges people to pie themselves and others for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and Chick-fil-A are teaming up with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to challenge Children Of All Ages to participate in Pie for Patients. People can make a pie using shaving or whipped cream, take a video, and then post the video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube using #GetPiedforCHOA and #ringlingbros. After getting involved in the fun of getting pied and raising awareness for Children’s, participants are asked to donate to make a difference in their local community.