ACS Athens Alumna Stephanie E. Joannides receives school’s Lifetime Achievement Award

ACS Athens Alumni Achievement Awards Event

ACS Athens Alumni Awards Event

Alumni Achievement Awards Event

Alumna Stephanie E. Joannides is awarded for her service to Humanity and her Leadership with Ethos.

WASHINGTON D.C., U.S., April 18, 2019 / — This year’s ACS Athens Lifetime Achievement Award honoree was Alumna Stephanie E. Joannides, class of ‘71, and former Senior Superior Court Judge of Anchorage Alaska. Her professional achievements and exemplary leadership with Ethos and Service to Humanity were a few of the many reasons she was selected for the award, according to ACS Athens’ President, Dr. Stefanos Gialamas.

Stephanie E. Joannides, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Santa Clara and a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, in Spokane, Washington. She has worked as a State Prosecutor in Juneau, in the Office of the Statewide Chief Prosecutor in the Criminal Division and in the Attorney General’s Special Litigation Office in Anchorage. She served as a judge on the State District Court, the State Superior Court and as a pro tem judge on the Alaska Court of Criminal Appeals from 1994 to 2011. Since then, she has been on senior status, presiding over civil and criminal cases, being involved in a variety of court projects and committees and sitting pro tem on the Criminal Court of Appeals.

The second ACS Athens Alumni Achievement Award Event took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Capital Hilton, Washington D.C. The prestigious event has come to be an important part of the recent history of ACS Athens (American Community Schools) honoring its excelling alumni and bringing the ACS Athens community around the globe together with noteworthy professionals, prominent members of the community and fellow educators. Alumnus and ACS Athens Board Member, Nick Karambelas, hosted the event as the Master of Ceremonies.

The woman of the hour, Stephanie E. Joannides, gave an emotional heartfelt speech, sharing moments that impacted her, and stressed how important it is to help people, and most of all to stand for what you believe is right and true.
Professor Nicholas Burns, of Harvard University, former US Ambassador to Greece and former ACS Athens parent, was the guest speaker of the evening. In his speech, Professor Burns reminisced about his and his family’s time in Greece, as well as the relationships that he and his family still hold dear to their heart. He emphasized that Greece’s relationship with the United States is now stronger than ever.

ACS Athens President, Dr. Stefanos Gialamas acknowledged the Board of Trustees and the school’s stellar leadership and staff. He proceeded to extend a recognition award to Alumna, and Coordinator of the Alumni & community online platform,, Belina Korovessis, for her dedication and tireless work throughout the years. The award was accepted on behalf of Ms. Korovessis by Athletic Director and Alumna Annie Constantinides.

The new ACS Athens International Advisory Council

The Advisory Council to ACS Athens inauguration meeting took place on April 5th prior to the Gala event. President Gialamas brought members of the council together at the Capitol Hilton hotel in Washington DC. Dr. Peggy Pelonis, ACS Athens Vice President, presided the meeting introducing members to the ACS Athens vision and goals and shared ideas about developing global, ethical citizens through intentional excellence. Members of the council included University leaders and prominent members of the business and banking community. Members agreed that the partnerships that encompass the K-through-Graduate Education Paradigm of ACS Athens, are essential in developing such global citizens. They pledged their commitment to continue working with ACS Athens towards such goals which ultimately serve the betterment of society.
See more about the members of the International Advisory Council of ACS Athens here.

About ACS Athens:

ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles, and values. Through excellence in teaching and diverse educational experiences, ACS Athens challenges all students to realize their unique potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically — to thrive as responsible global citizens. (School Mission)

For more Information, Contact: Dafni Anesti, +30 210 6070419

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Leveraging the Branding and Imaging Power of Instagram with Candice Georgiadis

The Young Travelier, Chris Young

The Young Travelier, Chris Young

Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis

Foundr Magazine CEO Nathan Chan

Foundr Magazine CEO Nathan Chan

Instagram is more than just a 'posting' app.

Using competitions can be a great way to get followers to tell their friends about your business”

— Foundr Magazine CEO Nathan Chan

GREENWICH, CT, USA, April 18, 2019 / — Greenwich, CT – Candice Georgiadis, owner of the blog by her namesake, interviews individuals on the cutting edge of hotel, travel, lifestyle and other similar topics. She expands the marketing foot print of companies with a combination of branding and imaging across social media and conventional websites.

Giveaways are one big tool to attract followers and build your Instagram community. This powerful technique is discussed in Candice Georgiadis' interview with The Young Travelier, Chris Young.

“Can you share 6 ways to leverage Instagram to dramatically improve your business? Please share a story or example for each.

Post consistent content. This seems so basic, but it’s something people fail to do. The Instagram algorithm rewards consistency and will make your profile much more available for new followers to find you or to view your work. When I post consistently, I notice my engagement and impressions improve by multiples.

Tell a story. Every single article out there always suggests that your Instagram should have some sort of call to action, but what it fails to say is that you should use the text portion to also tell the whole story behind the picture. Although Instagram is very picture heavy, people will spend more time if you write something thoughtful and meaningful — something that tells the story behind the picture or video. I have found that my engagement dramatically improves if I spend time writing out more than a few words on a post.

Try new types of content to test out what works for you. Each brand has its own feel and what works for one brand might not work for another. For example, I have seen some brands post only lifestyle content, but then change over to more product pictures and their engagement improves dramatically. If you’re not constantly testing new ideas and strategies on Instagram, you won’t know what works specifically for you.

Use giveaways effectively. Giveaways are a great way to get new followers to engage with your page, but to do them effectively requires that you collaborate with the right people. For example, if your brand is a facial beauty product, it might make the most sense for you to collaborate with a hair tie brand or a bathrobe brand because those are products that are used in unison with each other. Think long and hard strategically in order to drive the most traffic and new followers if you are going to spend money on giveaways.

Use tags in Instagram stories for related subjects. This is something that is often overlooked. If you are a shoe brand, for example, and you put up a picture on your Instagram story feed, you should research and use tags that are indirectly related in order to drive new traffic to your story. Hashtagify or Sprout Social are good tools to use when doing related hashtag searches. It doesn’t hurt to use a lot of them and then minimize them so they don’t detract from the story video or photo content itself.

Don’t use follow unfollow techniques. This is an old technique to get people to follow your account. I don’t know why people are still using it — it’s outdated and will hurt the visibility of your account via the Instagram algorithm. I don’t know how many countless “services” are still being sold using this as a method to help “grow” your Instagram.” – Chris Young.

As we've mentioned in previous articles, Instagram is great for business image/branding. Jonaed Iqbal discusses Instagram and how many businesses forget to use all the tools at their disposal. 'Engagement' being one of the top tools.

“Can you share 6 ways to leverage Instagram to dramatically improve your business? Please share a story or example for each.

Instagram is great for branding purposes and getting the word out. Businesses should focus on providing value to their users and avoid being spammy. Businesses should always remember the social aspect.” – Check out the full interview with Jonaed Iqbal, Founder and CEO of

Another big tool that leverages a businesses following is 'competitions'. Take a read as Candice Georgiadis interviews Nathan Chan, CEO of Foundr Magazine.

So, while many people just use Instagram to post images with some text and hashtags, there is much more that businesses can benefit from proper use of the platform. Candice Georgiadis is helping bridge the learning gap by interviewing all these companies/individuals that are providing critical insight into Instagrams power.

About Candice Georgiadis
Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist. Candice Georgiadis is the founder and designer at CG & CO. She is also the Founder of the Social Media and Marketing Agency: Digital Agency. Candice Georgiadis is a Social Media influencer and contributing writer to ThriveGlobal, Authority Magazine and several others. In addition to her busy work life, Candice is a volunteer and donor to St Jude’s Children’s hospital.

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Tea Time for Easter at the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center

Stuffed Animal Donation Tea Party

The Clearwater Community Volunteers held an Easter Tea Party as a stuffed animal drive for their annual Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt on April 21.

In preparation of the 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Clearwater, Clearwater Community Volunteers socialized for a stuffed animal drive.

At the Hunt, we have 30,000 Easter eggs filled with candy. Three hundred of these are golden eggs that children can redeem for a stuffed animal at ‘Bunny Central’ at the event.”

— Daniela Nessen, Donation Coordinator for CCV

CLEARWATER, FL, US, April 17, 2019 / — On April 13th, the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) held an Easter Tea Party inside the CCV Center for nonprofit organizations, to help gather more stuffed animals for the 27th annual Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park. Each guest was asked to bring a stuffed animal to the Tea as a donation for the Easter egg hunt.

The event started with a short reception where guests mingled with one another before being seated at their tables, which were set up with tea cups and saucers along with a selection of different finger sandwiches, fruits, and pastries. A variety of teas were also available to attendees.

“The Clearwater Community Volunteers have organized the Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt for 27 years.” said Ms.
Daniela Nessen, Donation Coordinator for CCV. “At the Hunt, we have 30,000 Easter eggs filled with candy. Three hundred of these are golden eggs that children can redeem for a stuffed animal at ‘Bunny Central’ at the event. The stuffed animals we received today will make children happy this coming Easter.”

In total, 22 guests attended and donated 26 stuffed animals.

Ms. Nessen was present to thank the guests for donating the stuffed animals to the Clearwater Community Volunteers. She gave a brief history of the Easter Egg Hunt along with a personal invitation to the hunt to everyone who donated.

Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center said, “Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote ‘A child factually does not do well without love. Most children have an abundance of it to return.’ The Clearwater Community Volunteers imbues this principle in community events like the Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt.”

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to reserve the Center for your nonprofit’s activities please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home Network.

Michael Soltero
Clearwater Community Volunteers Center
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The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay Joins Hundreds to Celebrate 2019 Earth Day in St. Petersburg, Florida

Earth Day Celebration at TWTH tent

On Saturday, 13 Apr 2019, the Third Annual Earth Day Celebration was held at Williams Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shown here are visitors at the Way to Happiness booth receiving free education materials to promote care of the environment.

"Safeguard and Improve the Environment" was a recurring theme among Floridian citizens honoring Earth Day.

[W]e must act fast to turn around the downward spiral of environmental destruction by broadly educating our neighbors and taking action ourselves to directly clean up our communities.”

— Tanja Cranton, ED of TWTH Association of Tampa Bay

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, April 17, 2019 / — St. Petersburg’s historic Williams Park, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning of April 13th, 2019 saw the green canopy The Way to Happiness tent going up among dozens of groups at the Third Annual Earth Day Celebration, a day designated for promoting care of the environment, observed in over 192 countries and celebrated by billions.

At Williams Park, hundreds of environmentalists, Earth lovers and the curious toured booths promoting care of the ocean and animals; industries selling products such as solar panels to reduce the carbon footprint; holistic treatments; and of course, food, organic and otherwise.

The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay focused its message on changing attitudes. They distributed over 600 of L. Ron Hubbard’s The Way to Happiness booklets, in which one precept to happiness advises: “Safeguard and Improve the Environment.” In that 1981 booklet, L Ron Hubbard wrote, “Cut down too many forests, foul too many rivers and seas, mess up the atmosphere and we have had it. The surface temperature can go roasting hot, the rain can turn to sulfuric acid. All living things could die.”

According to Keep America Beautiful, litter is another environmental problem and it’s costly; $11.5 billion are spent every year to clean up litter in the USA.

Tanja Cranton, Executive Director of The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay, said, “Together we can save the planet but we must act fast to turn around the downward spiral of environmental destruction by broadly educating our neighbors and taking action ourselves to directly clean up our communities.”

The Way to Happiness is one of nine humanitarian outreach programs sponsored by the Church of Scientology ( The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay has been carrying out monthly community clean-ups in Clearwater and is holding the next cleanup on April 20th in Clearwater’s Gateway neighborhood.

For more information on the program or to join in the cleanup projects, please contact The Way to Happiness Community Center on 33 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater FL 33755, open daily from 10am – 10pm or call: (727) 467 6961.

The Way To Happiness

The Way to Happiness is the first moral code based wholly on common sense. Originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. The Way to Happiness further holds a Guinness Record as the world’s single most translated non-religious book in the world. This code of conduct can be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind.

Tanja Cranton
The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay
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Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo, CA is Offering Free Tutoring and Test Prep to Local Families


Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo, CA Opens for Business:
Offering Free Tutoring and Test Prep to Local Families Now through June 30, 2019

SAN MATEO, CA, UNITED STATES, April 17, 2019 / — Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo, proudly serving families in San Mateo, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and Foster City in California, is celebrating its official grand opening with special offers, including FREE SAT or ACT test preparation programs. Local families are encouraged to like and follow the Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo Facebook page to participate in all of its grand opening special offers and promotions or call 650-918-1963 to register.

Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo offers in-home and online tutoring for all subjects, including SAT and ACT test preparation and study skills development. In addition, Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo has services and programs to support students of all ages, from kindergarten readiness through college admissions counseling. Club Z! services are also available year-round, with everything from test prep classes to online reading camps available during the summer and early fall.

Club Z! is the nation’s largest in-home and online tutoring and test prep organization, with more than 450 offices in North America. Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo is owned and operated by Michelle Doan. Doan grew up in a small town in Vietnam and had to travel one hour each way in order to get access to an English program. In high school, she was able to attend an international school in the city, three hours away from her family . It has been a lifelong dream of Doan to be able to own her own business and help people at the same time. Doan feels that Club Z! gives her the opportunity to succeed as a franchise owner and gives back to the community she loves, San Mateo. Her hospitality experience coupled with her passion for education makes her the perfect fit as a Club Z! franchise owner. Adds Doan:

Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo tutors are all highly qualified, professional educators who are passionate about education. In addition, all Club Z! tutors are thoroughly screened and background checked prior to hire, and students are carefully matched to a Club Z! tutor using the company’s proven Z! Tutor Match process. The Z! Tutor Match is based on academic qualifications, personality traits, and other factors that help foster student success. Club Z! even offers a 100% satisfaction Z! Guarantee backing their tutor match. And each student receives a customized learning plan, based on his/her academic goals, timeframe, and level of current achievement, which is implemented using the student’s classroom curriculum or one of Club Z!’s proprietary curriculum options.

Ms. Doan is particularly excited to bring Club Z!’s proven SAT and ACT test prep programs to San Mateo families, having firsthand experience with the intensely competitive nature of college admissions. That is why she is especially confident in the company’s Z! Prep Score Booster, its SAT and ACT diagnostic test and study tool. Club Z! of San Mateo is offering all San Mateo families a free 30 day trial of the Score Booster program, now through June 30.

“Students will receive instant feedback on their test performance, including videos with top notch tutors demonstrating the correct way to answer each and every question on each and every test. In addition, students will get 30 days of access to our Z Prep! Online study tools, which include video modules for topics ranging from linear equations to solving word problems. The Score Booster has had a tremendous impact on our students’ results for test prep, with average gains of 200 points on the SAT and 4-5 points on the ACT, and we’re excited for our local families to try it out.”

Club Z! Tutoring of San Mateo is also extending free online homework help to students in and around San Mateo, now through June 30, in recognition of the company’s grand opening. The online homework help program is one of Club Z!’s most popular services, providing one-on-one access to a highly qualified tutors to help with homework assignments in all subjects, ranging from reading to science and math. Club Z! online homework help is available Monday-Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm PST, and students will have unlimited access during the promotional period.

Families are encouraged to like and follow Club Z! of San Mateo on Facebook or call 650-918-1963 to take advantage of the free offers, as well as all of the other exciting grand opening promotions.

Interested in becoming a Club Z! franchise owner? Call one of our franchise developers today 866-658-8978 or visit our tutoring franchise opportunities page to inquire about our current offers and available franchise opportunities!

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The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay Brings "How to Teach a Child to Read" Workshop to Clearwater

Teaching Children to Read

April 26th “How to Teach a Child to Read” workshop will be held in The Way to Happiness Center in downtown Clearwater.

People who struggle with literacy are more likely to live in poverty, lack education and drop out of school.

We need more people reading and handing out this Way to Happiness booklet and taking the time to explain the benefits of it to our youth.”

— Walter Shihan, founder Shihan School of Survival

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, April 17, 2019 / — On 26 April 2019, The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay, taking on a global literacy challenge, will host the “How to teach a child to read” workshop at The Way to Happiness Center in downtown Clearwater. According to, over 750 million people can't read this sentence, and illiteracy costs the world economy $1.19 trillion a year.

“By ensuring all children learn to read, we are opening the door for them to learn and so pave the way to a prosperous future for generations to come,” said Tanja Cranton, Executive Director of The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay.

The back bone of the organization is the book called The Way to Happiness, authored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1981. In chapter 17, “Be Competent”, he supports the reason why anyone needs to be able to study so they can learn and thus be competent: “A civilization, to survive, must nurture the habits and abilities to study in its schools. A school is not a place where one puts children to get them out from underfoot during the day… School is where one should learn to study and where children can be prepared to come to grips with reality, learn to handle it with competence and be readied to take over tomorrow’s world, the world where current adults will be in their later middle or old age.”

The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay says that attending the “How to teach a child to read” workshop, parents, teachers and mentors alike will learn the basics steps of enabling children to become competent at whatever they set their minds to do.

Community outreach programs such as Walter Evans’s, founder of Shihan School of Survival, has successfully implemented The Way to Happiness materials into his Pinellas County program. Evans says, “We need more people reading and handing out this Way to Happiness booklet and taking the time to explain the benefits of it to our youth.”

The Way to Happiness is one of nine humanitarian outreach programs sponsored by the Church of Scientology (

For more information and to attend the workshop, please contact The Way to Happiness Community Center on 33 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater FL 33755, open daily from 10am – 10pm or call: (727) 467 6961.

The Way To Happiness

The Way to Happiness is the first moral code based wholly on common sense. Originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. This code of conduct can be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind. The Way to Happiness holds a Guinness Record as the world’s single most translated non-religious book in the world.

Tanja Cranton
The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay
+1 727-467-6961
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You Need to Talk to Your 8-Year-Old About Pornographic Content Right Now

Kids, Sex & Screens

Kids, Sex & Screens

Dr. Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts



According to Child Psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts

Sex can’t be taboo or awkward for parents and kids to talk about. The risks are too high. If you’re not their source of information about sex, other kids or Google will be. ”

— Dr. Jillian Roberts

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 17, 2019 / — Dr. Jillian Roberts, one of Canada’s most notable and respected child psychologists has just released her latest book “Kids, Sex & Screens.” This book builds upon Dr. Roberts’ 7-Point Parental Compass and is written for parents of children ages 8-14 who are seeking ways to prepare their kids to face the new realities of sex that are far more complex than the birds and the bees. Dr. Roberts’ book helps parents start conversations about sexting, online adult content, online predators and other topics that parents themselves never had to deal with growing up.

Kids are being exposed to sexual content at a younger and younger age, whether through the Internet, advertisements, or interactions with their peers. When children are exposed to this sexual information without context, or images of a graphic nature, they can experience lasting psychological effects with deep-seated ramifications.

Kids, Sex & Screens explains in easy-to-understand language what exactly the psychological effects of that exposure can look like and offers parents the tools and expert advice on how to handle it appropriately. Weaving eye-opening accounts from her own counselling practice with up-to-date psychological science, Dr. Jillian Roberts gives a full-fledged accounting of our sexualized society. Dr. Roberts pairs this explanation with advice and concrete actions that parents of both girls and boys desperately need.

Writing with warmth and authority, Dr. Roberts has an important message for parents: you can mitigate the risks your child faces navigating a sensational and sometimes disturbing world so that they grow up healthy and strong. Using her "7-Point Compass" as a navigational tool, Kids, Sex & Screens helps parents make sure their sons and daughters mature in a manner that is age-appropriate in a "mature content" world.

Dr. Roberts’ 7-Point Parental Compass:

1. Start Early
2. Give Unconditional Love
3. Stay Current
4. Smart Boundaries
5. Nurture Relationships
6. Lose Stigma & Prejudice
7. Build Resilience

After 20 years as a child psychologist and researcher in human sexuality, Dr. Jillian Roberts has seen drastic changes in the challenge’s kids are facing today, versus the ones their parents faced. Technology has forever changed the sexual landscape, and kids aren’t ready for it. She has witnessed the trauma children experience when stumbling onto sexual content they’re not ready to handle. And now she sounds the alarm with her new parenting book, “Kids, Sex & Screens: Raising Strong, Resilient Children in the Sexualized Digital Age.”

Earlier this year, Dr. Jillian Roberts also published another title, “On the internet,” from “The World Around Us Series,” introduces children to the basics of online safety in a story-based, conversational style. Using real-world examples set within the context of a child who is using the Internet for the first time and watching an older sibling interact with social media, Dr. Roberts takes readers through several common scenarios around parental supervision, online bullying and anonymity. She also includes examples of people who use the Internet to make the world a better place. On the Internet addresses common safety concerns in a child-centred way and offers easy-to-understand rationales as to why it's important to maintain boundaries online just as in real life.

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.

Dr. Jillian Roberts is already a best-selling non-fiction children’s author with two critically-acclaimed book series about talking to kids about tough topics: “Just Enough” for ages 3-6 and “The World Around Us” for ages 5-8. Another five titles in the World Around Us series will be published in 2019. On April 4, 2019, Family Sparks was awarded the "10 to Watch" award from Douglas Magazine.

“Kids, Sex & Screens: Raising Strong, Resilient Children in the Sexualized Digital Age,” is currently available for on Amazon, and is published by Fair Winds/Quarto. To learn more, please visit


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Dr. Jillian Roberts is a renowned child psychologist, author, professor and mother. She earned her Ph.D. at age 26, became an associate professor at the University of Victoria at 32, and shortly after became the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education. During this time, Dr. Roberts also built a successful child psychology practice.

Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts’ work has appeared in the New York Times and the Toronto Sun; she is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Global News. Her best-selling series of “Just Enough” children’s books that explain topics like birth and diversity to children ages 3-6 was released to international acclaim. Her new children’s series, “The World Around Us,” introduces children ages 5-8 to issues like poverty and body positivity.

In 2017, Dr. Roberts co-founded FamilySparks, a social impact, “10 to Watch” award from Douglas Magazine, winning company that offers families a supportive, resource-rich community to help them navigate our increasingly complicated world. To learn more, please visit or @thefamilysparks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Dr. Roberts currently resides in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with her husband Stephen and their three children.

To book an interview, request a book(s) or for more information, please contact:
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“The Sexualized World”: What You’ll Learn

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Electric Ancient Egyptians-New Updated and Expanded 3rd Edition of revolutionary book wins three gold medals

Electric Ancient Egyptians book cover

Expanded 3rd Edition

James Ernest Brown

James Ernest Brown

Gold Medal Awards

Winner of Three Gold Medals

Manpulating Atomic Structure with Human Electricity. This book is a radical reinterpretation of ancient Egyptian Art and Symbolism.

Stunningly insightful”

— Dr. Carmen Boulter, PhD, The Pyramid Code

PAGOSA SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, April 17, 2019 / — Electric Ancient Egyptians:
Manipulating Atomic Structure with Human Electricity

Pagosa Springs, Colorado: April 17, 2019, James Ernest Brown, author and independent Egyptian researcher, announced the release of the revised and expanded 3rd edition of his ground-breaking book, Electric Ancient Egyptians: Manipulating Atomic Structure with Human Electricity. Brown’s book is a radical re-interpretation of ancient Egyptian art and symbolism. The updated expanded award-winning and critically-acclaimed 3rd edition has fifty new pages of research and more than sixty compelling new images and illustrations that present more compelling evidence for his thesis.

Brown hypothesizes that ancient Egyptian pharaohs understood natural forms of energy, such as static electricity and unseen forms of energy, now referred to by scientists as subtle energy. He believes they were manipulating atomic structure with amped up human electricity, using it as an igniting catalyst to transmute elements as part of their royal duties. Brown asserts that temple carvings and artifacts reveal that the ancient Egyptians could generate electricity and electrify specific parts of the human body. The abundance of gold didn’t represent wealth but was used instead to facilitate remarkable uses of natural forms of energy. There is anecdotal evidence that the ancient Egyptians were able to produce their own gold. The ancient name of Egypt was Khem, from which our word alchemy comes, as well as the ancient tradition of transmuting base metals into gold. Gold would have been the metal of choice since it is the best surface electrical conductor. Brown has concluded that what have been misinterpreted as ceremonies were in fact visual instructions and detailed formulas, which he believes were visual alchemical formulas used to manipulate atomic structure. They were carefully carved on temple walls and painted in tombs throughout Egypt.

Brown’s journey began in 1977 with an epiphany regarding the nature of pyramids and a resulting relentless desire to comprehend the true purpose of the Great Pyramid of Giza. As a professional builder and designer, he further developed a passion to decode the purposefully designed monuments of ancient Egypt. There is considerable disagreement about the interpretation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, and the interpretations don’t correspond with the paintings and reliefs shown on temple walls and tombs. Brown believes these require a radical re-interpretation. He states “Our eyes are the tools for critical interpretation, and the scientific and technological implications for free energy are enormous.”

James Brown has traveled to Egypt multiple times since the 1970s, gathering evidence and data to support his alternative theories and ongoing research. His books are the result of more than forty years of original research and evidence gathered from grassroots research expeditions to Giza, Luxor, Saqqara, Abydos and Abu Simbel. This ongoing research presents compelling evidence that traditional interpretations of ancient Egyptian monuments, artifacts, temple and tomb art, need to be reconsidered and re-evaluated. He plans to build a scale model replica using pyramid geometry, modern materials, and updated methods, to demonstrate that the Great Pyramid’s main purpose was to electrify water.

James Brown has worked as a commercial contractor and builder for five decades. His family-owned construction company has built more than 2,300 homes, commercial buildings, and multi-family dwellings, winning five national awards for energy efficiency in cold weather climates. He describes himself as a practical thinker, and believes that the logic and results of his research need to make practical sense. Since 1977 he has diligently researched how the ancient Egyptians understood and used natural forms of energy such as lightning, static electricity, and telluric currents. In 2015 Brown founded the Ancient Energy Research Center whose mission is to conduct scientific research with natural energy sources such as solar, static electricity, and cold fusion, using innovative methods of experimentation.

James Ernest Brown
Ancient Energy Research Center
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Girls Empowering Girls from Israel to Uganda with LOVE

GAU Thank You cropped

GAU receiving products

Girls Arise Uganda receiving shipment

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ITC Girls Empowerment and Girls Arise Uganda participants share the desire and determination to have an equal opportunity for an education.

Our girls were so excited to know that girls from Israel were helping them, it’s so empowering to receive that kind of support, it means everything to them.””

— Sandra Abbo, President, Girls Arise Uganda.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, April 17, 2019 / — On Saturday, April 6th a new initiative was launched by girls in Israel for girls in Uganda. Though over 2,000 miles apart the girls involved in the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation Girls Empowerment program and those that are part of Girls Arise Uganda share the desire and determination to have an equal opportunity for an education.

Through the tremendous vision of Lisa Bogatin, an ITC Foundation US-based board member and donor with both organizations, this cross-continent pairing was formed. “When I learned that the girls in Uganda didn’t have access to sanitary products, thus keeping them out of to school for at least one week per month which snow-balled into a high drop out rate, it broke my heart,” states Bogatin. “But also spurred the thought that girls in Israel also face extreme gender related challenges, but of a different sort.”

What resulted on that Saturday in April was an act of kindness, sharing and charity. The Girls Empowerment group at the Israel Tennis Center in Jaffa, Israel organized a "Shuk Kah-Ten" (the equivalent of a yard sale in the US, where people bring items from their homes they no longer need and sell them) with the proceeds going purchase sanitary supplies for the Girls Arise Uganda program.

And while the girls in Israel have their fair share of issues to tackle daily, this provided a chance to see the hardships of others and feel good about being able to help. “We are hoping this is the beginning of a beautiful exchange with Girls Arise Uganda sharing our worlds with theirs, raising awareness and understanding,” states Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development. “Empowerment is about being able to effect change, this project empowered our girls and taught them leadership skills; hopefully it did the same for the Girls Arise Uganda girls as well.”

“The girls here were so excited to know that girls from Israel were helping them,” states Sandra Abbo, President, Girls Arise Uganda. “It’s so empowering to receive that kind of support, it means everything to them.”

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation is dedicated to empowering children through sport and education to foster lasting peace in one of the most turbulent areas in the world. Their goal is to teach children of all backgrounds how to live successful lives. "Through the skills learned on and off the court, we teach our children in an environment of inclusiveness, unity, respect, diversity and caring," states Glodstein. "As we believe, this will set them on the path to building lasting peace within their communities."

The focus of the ITC is on empowering children everyday so they can become better human beings. Through its social impact and coexistence programs, a wide range of children are served, including: youth at risk, immigrants, along with children with special needs, from Autism and ADHD to Down Syndrome as well as those with developmental and physical disabilities.
For more information about this program or any of the other programs offered through Israel Tennis Centers Foundation, please go to:


About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:
The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) is 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that works tirelessly through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITC has helped over 500,000 children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South.

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Every Child a Reader Announces 100 “CREATOR CORNER” Videos

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First two videos of authors/illustrators for classroom and home use released today

NEW YORK, NY, USA, April 17, 2019 / — KidLit TV, an award winning producer of resources for parents, teachers and librarians, with the support of the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, released the first of 100 book creator videos today. The first two CREATOR CORNER videos – by Karyn Parsons and Steve Light – went online today at KidLit TV with more videos to be released each week throughout 2019. Audiences can keep track of new video releases on social media by following #BookWeek100 and #CreatorCorner.

A part of the yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, the 100 CREATOR CORNER videos featuring three-to-five minute videos of well-known and popular children’s book authors and illustrators speaking about their favorite character creations, will be available at KidLit TV for years to come for classroom, library and home viewing.

The 100 CREATOR CORNER videos feature, in alphabetical order: Maya Abu-Alhayyat, David Adler, Mary Amato, Hayley Barrett, Tracey Baptiste, Kamilla Benko, Jessica Boehman, Max Brallier, Kathy Brodsky, Nick Bruel, Jen Calonita, Selene Castrovilla, Tami Charles, Eva Chen, Sayantani DasGupta, Catherine Doyle, Ame Dyckman, Shira Erlichman, Elizabeth Eulberg, Molly Felder, K. Heidi Fishman, Sarah Wassner Flynn, Krystyna Poray Goddu, Jacob Grant, Lisa Greenwald, Adele Griffin, Dan Gutman, Daniel Haack, Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Raj Halder, Tracey Hecht, Will Hillenbrand, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Jessie Janowitz, Emily Jenkins, Michelle Knudsen, Jackie Azúa Kramer, Susan Kuklin, Rajani LaRocca, Emmy Laybourne, Dana Alison Levy, Steve Light, Mariana Llanos, Mariah MacCarthy, Carolyn Mackler, Paul Meisel, Nicole Melleby, Yuyi Morales, Kass Morgan, Richard Morris, Roxie Munro, Donna jo Napoli, Yevgenia Nayberg, Robin Newman, Tom O’Donnell, Lin Oliver, Emma Otheguy, Karyn Parsons, Audrey Penn, Jerry Pinkney, Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs, Jessica Rinker, Julia Fogliano and Christian Robinson, Cecilia Ruiz, Julia Sarcone-Roach, Stephen Savage, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, David Shannon, Mark Siegel, Anita Silvey, Meera Sriram, Phil Stamper, Vesper Stamper, David Ezra Stein, Todd Strasser, Samantha Thornhill, Iza Trapani, Trudi Trueitt, Eric Velasquez, Shirley Vernick, Booki Vivat, Sean Vogel, Cynthia Weill, Carol Weston, Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant, Barry Wittenstein, Mike Wohnoutka, Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright, Jane Breskin Zalben, Paul 0. Zelinsky, and Katie Zhao, with several additional names to be announced this summer.

Julie Gribble, KitLit TV Founder, said: “Our production team is proud to help create these historic snapshots of the stories behind the characters we love! We learned and laughed a lot with our kid lit friends during the filming. We’re certain kids will have fun learning and laughing along with them, too.”
Shaina Birkhead, Associate Executive Director for Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, added: "This has been a major undertaking, but with the professionalism of Julie and her team and the generous spirit of these awesome book creators, we have a celebration of children’s books for this year and a legacy of enjoyment for years to come.”

About KidLit TV
KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites For Kids. We’re a trusted resource for parents, teachers, and librarians! KLTV is available in over 600,000 schools worldwide via our website and video distribution partners. We’re a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

About Every Child a Reader & the Children’s Book Council
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens. Every Child a Reader’s national programs include Children’s Book Week (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), Get Caught Reading, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program (in conjunction with the Library of Congress), and the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. Every Child a Reader is managed by the Children’s Book Council, the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America, partnering with national organizations on reading lists, educational programming, and diversity initiatives.

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