Divulgando la cultura en dos idiómas.

Editorial: Championing child abuse prevention

April has multiple national and international designations intended to call attention to causes important to someone and effect positive change. Dedicated activities and events throughout April raise awareness and support for issues that include child abuse prevention, autism, distracted driving, esophageal cancer, limb loss, Parkinson’s disease, brunch, hope, humor, pickleball and poetry. They’re all meaningful […]

Multicultural Festival set at Frontiers

By Angie BaldelomarFrontiers Schools is holding its annual Multicultural Festival.The festival will run 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday (April 12) at the gymnasium of the Frontiers School of Innovation Middle School, located at 1575 Universal Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri.The festival will include live music, face painting and balloon artists. But the highlight will be the opportunity […]

How to prevent child abuse

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Child abuse is an issue no family should ever have to confront, yet it remains a reality in America.As the primary caregivers, families have the power to make a significant difference in preventing abuse and ensuring the well-being of their children.The following tips are designed to offer families steps to foster […]

KCKPS expands dual language program

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) is celebrating a successful first year of its dual language program.The 2023-24 school year marked the first in-school year the dual language program started at three schools with kindergarten students only. For 2024-25, the program will be available at two schools, Francis Willard and New Stanley, […]

Arvest Bank Launches Free Bilingual Financial Education Resource for Consumers

Arvest Bank announced the introduction of EmpowerED, a new bilingual mobile-first financial education resource to help consumers build financial health and confidence for themselves and their families. The platform is made available, free of charge, through Arvest’s relationship with EVERFI® from Blackbaud®, the leader in powering social impact through education.  Available in English and Spanish, EmpowerED […]

Autism Awareness Month is underway

By Tere Siqueira April is Autism Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).ASD is defined by Bright Autism and other sources as “a complex developmental condition that affects communication, behavior and social interaction in varying degrees.” Autism is classified as a spectrum disorder because the degree to […]

Grandparents are invaluable in helping children grow

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Grandparents play important roles in Hispanic families in raising children.Abuelos and abuelas provide practical childcare solutions while contributing to their grandchildren’s emotional, social and cultural growth. Specific ways they help their grandchildren grow include the following:*Emotional support and stability: The presence of grandparents can be especially comforting during times of change […]

Editorial: Books for more beginning readers

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and state legislators just took an important step to bolster pre-reading skills for Kansas kids. Last Friday, Kelly signed into law bipartisan S.B.195. It authorizes the creation of a not-for-profit corporation to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Monies raised from donations, gifts, grants and fundraisers will expand the book program’s reach […]

How to be an empowered woman

Commentary by CharaFor our world to continue developing, the empowerment of women is necessary.When women are empowered, communities, states, regions and countries experience economic growth, and achieve sustainable development goals.In observance of March as Women’s History Month, here are some ways that women can empower themselves, both personally and as professionals:*Education and skill development: Continuous […]

Editorial: Wanted: dedicated peace officers & educators

Like many major urban centers, our metro’s coping with labor shortages in law enforcement and education. Both are essential; both affect the area’s fortunes.We’re mourning the loss of another law enforcement officer. Independence policeman, Cody Allen was laid to rest last Friday. The 35-year-old father of two small children was killed Feb. 29. Officer Allen’s […]