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Although we focus on the root causes and long-term challenges of the community, United Way of Forsyth County can also serve as your gateway to the immediate assistance you need.
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Dialing 2-1-1 leads you to a world of community health and human service resources. Dial 2-1-1, visit NC211.org, or download the app to connect with a network of over 18,000 resources in Forsyth County and throughout North Carolina.
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March is Women’s History Month !
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Observed each year on April 10th is National Encourage a Young Writer Day. Do you know a young person who has a vivid imagination, maybe someone who likes to tell stories and reads a lot of books? These may be the signs of a great young writer.
National Encourage a Young Writer Day would be a good time to talk to them about their ideas and dreams. Encourage them to pursue their goals and develop their writing skills.
Ways to support a young writer:
Give a journal. A journal provides a place to for daily writing. From short poems to inspired essays, this is a place young writers can feel free to stretch their wings unjudged.
Offer writing prompts. These random bits of inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources but often generate unexpected results. Prompts are available all over the web, as well as in books and apps.
Encourage them to read. The more they read, their experience with writing and writers will expand.
Have young writers try multiple writing styles and different voices. Changing perspective will keep their writing fresh, allowing them an opportunity to find their personal style.
Create a young writers group. It’s a good way see their story from the reader’s point of view and to receive feedback from peers.
Give a young writer some encouragement and use#EncourageAYoungWriterDay to post on social media.