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Dr. Richard Weissbourd to Speak at Foundation for MetroWest Spring Inspiration Breakfast

Richard Weissbourd Author, academic, and parenting expert Dr. Richard Weissbourd will be the keynote speaker at the Foundation for MetroWest’s fourth Spring Inspiration Breakfast taking place at the Wellesley Country Club on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

This public event celebrates the benefits (and explores the challenges of) engaging children with community philanthropy. Richard’s work dovetails with this theme, as his studies focus on moral development, vulnerability and resilience in childhood. He also co-directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising while providing strategies to schools and parents for promoting caring, a commitment to justice, and other key moral and social capacities in children. His most recent book, The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development, was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 24 books of 2009.
For 20 years, the Foundation has worked closely with local youth, educating them about the importance of giving back to their community through the Youth in Philanthropy program. Currently, the Foundation offers twelve programs throughout the MetroWest region. Since inception, over 1,100 students have participated awarding $1 million to local youth-serving nonprofits– making the Youth in Philanthropy program at the Foundation for MetroWest one of the largest in the country.

Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 11.47.01 AMThe Spring Inspiration Breakfast will begin at 9:00 AM on May 4, 2017 at the Wellesley Country Club. Lend your support through sponsorship by contacting Lee Gagen, Development Associate at lgagen@foundationformetrowest.org. Individual tickets will go on sale in early March. To learn more about the event, visit foundationformetrowest.org or call 508.647.2260.

Planning your Next Step – A Panel Discussion

Join Joan Roover of A Thoughtful Move, Audrey Zabin of AZA Home Care and Management, Jane Stefanini of Coldwell Banker, CFP John Ulwick, and William Brisk, Esq. Elder Law Attorney to discuss the factors involved in deciding where, when, why and how to move into a senior living community. Come learn from these experienced and skilled experts in the field.

When and Where:
February 28,2017 11:30-1

Wingate Healthcare
235 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494

RSVP information here.

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Teddy Bear Club Newton Campus Open House This Sunday, February 12th

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The Teddy Bear Club is hosting an Open House event at its Newton campus. Families will have an opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers and staff, and learn more about the curriculum. TBC is bilingual French/English program, founded in 1993, with toddler, preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classes.

Parents are welcome to bring their children. RSVP for the Open House here.

If you are not able to attend and/or would like to arrange a private tour of the school while classes are in session, please email info@teddybearclub.org or call 617-332-1611. For more information on the school, visit www.teddybearclub.org.