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Frankford 5K Turkey Trot

Carson Valley Children’s Aid and the NE EPIC Stakeholders will host the 1st annual TURKEY TROT 5K walk/run at Harding Middle School located at Ditman and Wakeling.  The event kicks-off with registration beginning at 8:00AM.  There will be prizes awarded for the first male, first female and first youth to cross the finish line. Registration is $10.00 per adult and $1.00 and a canned good item for each youth participating. all proceeds raised from the event will go towards furnishing Thanksgiving holiday baskets for the needy families of Harding Middle School.
Should you need any further information please feel free to contact me anytime.
Thank you for your support,
Joan Todd
SAFE Teens/CHICKS Program Coordinator
Carson Valley Children’s Aid
2300 West Allegheny Avenue
Phila. PA 19132
215-225-2649 ext. 182

turkey trot 2013

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Students Visit Studio of Frankford-based Visual Artist Timmy Graham

Students from Harding Middle School’s CHICKS after-school program visited Frankford-based painter Timmy Graham yesterday to learn about his craft, artistic development and career.

This visit to artist spaces is part of an on-going series facilitated by ArtsRising called Career Connections in Creativity (or C to the 3).  Youth are invited to engage with creative professionals of all stripes to learn about their careers and their journey to becoming successful.

Timmy spoke to the girls about his process of painting and artistic decision-making and how his career evolved over time.  He encouraged them to find and cultivate activities that they are passionate about and to not let anyone deter them from their goals.  He also emphasized that anything worth becoming good at starts off difficult, but perseverance is the key to success, he being a prime example of that.

The CHICKS after-school program focuses on empowering inner city adolescent females on personal development and health awareness.  It is supported by the Grassroots Foundation and facilitated by Joan Todd of Carson Valley Children’s Aid.

Additional thanks to the Frankford CDC for their assistance.

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Frankford’s Got Talent!

We at the Frankford CDC happened to stumble upon a copy of Harding Middle School’s literary anthology from a couple of years ago – and we loved it so much that we wanted to share it with as many folks as possible!

Take a minute and read for yourselves – Frankford has some seriously talented youth! (And some very talented and dedicated teachers, too!)

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Harding Middle School Teacher Awarded “A Day Made Better Award”

Ms. Weldon and the team from Office Max

Monday, October 1st, Warren G.Harding Middle School teacher Ms. Kate Weldon was surprised with almost $3000 dollars worth of supplies from Office Max.

Ms. Weldon was nominated for the “A Day Made Better” contest last year and was selected from a pool of over 80 other deserving nominees. An entire team from the local Office Max (Cottman and the Boulevard location) came to Harding Middle School today to surprise Ms. Weldon (and her class) with all of her new supplies.

It truly was a day made better for a group of wonderful students, an amazing teacher, and a great school!  Michael  Calderone, Principal, would like to thank again store manager Silvaro Rojas and all of the employees and customers at Office Max for making this day possible!