ED’ S W ORL D, I NC. ED’S WORLD INK J u l y , 2 01 1 V o l um e 8, I s s u e 3 Empowering youth & young adults through knowledge, resources & positive interactionsINSIDE THIS ISSUE: From the Board President’s Pen: Use life jackets as needed and avoid use ofSummer Safety 1 Summertime “floaties”, they can give children a falseNew Business Partner 1 Fun-Healthy sense of security Do not view swim lessons before the age ofLove Is (In Memory of) 2 and Safe!! 4 as a way to decrease risk of drowning Summer is here! Along Protection from Sun DamageACT/SAT Test Dates 2 with lots of fun, summer Keep babies under 6 months old out of the brings some unique risks direct sunlight and use comfortable, light-Accountability 3 for children and adults. Following simple guide- weight clothing that covers the body lines can result in a safe and fun summer. Here Choose waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of are some simple tips to avoiding some common 3 at least 15 and apply at least 30 minutesSchool Testing Changes summer pitfalls: heat-related injuries, water dan- before going outdoors and reapply every 2 gers, sun exposure, and mosquito bites. Be ca and hours, especially if in the water.Scholarship Recipients 4 get out there and enjoy the summer fun! Try to avoid being outside for long periods of Preventing Heat-Related Illness time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Drink plenty of fluids when playing outdoors; Preventing Mosquito Bites water and sports drinks, NOT soda Use an EPA-registered insect repellant such Dress in light-colored, light-weight, tightly- Special woven, loose-fitting clothing on hot days. as those with DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus when spending time outdoors. Points of Increase time spent outdoors gradually so the Do not use DEET on children under 2 months body can adjust to the heat. Interest Take frequent breaks for “wetting down” or of age. DEET benefits peak at a concentration of 30; mist off with spray bottles when outside. this is the highest concentration recom-Testing Changes in Watch for signs of heat-related illness, such as mended for infants and children.Texas School districts flushed skin, temperature, and fatigue, and ad- Try to wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, and dress them promptly. socks when outdoors.Summer Activities Preventing Drowning Get rid of mosquito breeding sites near yourand Readings Never leave child unattended in or near water home by emptying standing water. Always stay within arms length of infant or Humbly submitted,Scholarships toddler in the water Queen Martin, DrPHRecipients“Celebrating the Life” New Business Supporter Comes on Board * “Living the Legacy”
P ag e 2 WORDS OF Love Is An Action Word DeLanda Pine WISDOM The Ed World’s non-profit corporation is based on the memory of Edward Darnell Martin. The organization’s mission has been and is dedicated to en- Freedom is not free. couraging youth to love themselves while also taking advantage of the opportu-Someone always pays. nities that are available. A treasured resource is exposing young individuals to This Fourth of July some of those opportunities that would have otherwise been unknown. Queenthank God and thank Ester Martin’s passion for this organization is a contagious excitement. She has allowed me the opportunity to take part in an organization founded and a soldier based on her son’s living memory. As a person who like does not to stand out; it’s impossible for her to stand in the background with Ed’s World’s progress. I am taking this moment to thank Dr. Martin for the opportunity to be a part of an organization she has also made me passionate about. Being in connection with this organization’s mission is a rewarding opportunity. The appreciation offered from Dr. Martin is something I cannot and do not receive in the corpo- rate environment. Ed’s World has provided me with the opportunity to make a (Army, Navy, CHANGE while being a part of an organization providing CHANGE in the com- Marines, Air Force, munity; while also recognizing the efforts of each individual’s insight and ideas. Thank you, Dr. Martin for your never ending strength and compassion to de- National Guards) velop an organization that is recognized and valued by the young and the old. ***************** Celebrating Edward’s 30th Year Birthday Memorial Become an Ed’s World ACT Test Dates Supporter by mailing in your check or using Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) PayPal on our website. September 10, 2011 August 12, 2011 August 13 – 26, 2011 October 22, 2011 September 16, 2011 September 17 – 30, 2011 December 10, 2011 November 4, 2011 November 5 – 18, 2011 February 11, 2012* January 13, 2012 January 14 – 20, 2012 April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10 – 23, 2012 June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5 – 18, 2012 SAT U. S. Test Dates Upcoming College 2011-12 Dates Test Regular Registration Late Registration Prep Sessions October 1, 211 Subject Tests September 9, 2011 September 21, 2011 Saturday, July 16th November 5, 2011 SAT & Subject Tests October 7, 2011 October 21, 2011 Lone Star North Harris (W. W. Thorne Dr.) December 3, 2011 SAT & Subject Tests November 8, 2011 November 20, 2011 Saturday, August 13th January 28, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests December 30, 2011 January 13, 2012 Lone Star College Green- spoint March 10, 2012 SAT only February 10, 2012 February 24, 2012 May 5, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests April 6, 2012 April 20, 2012 Registration form and more information online June 2, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests May 8, 2012 May 22, 2012
E D’S W O R LD IN K P ag e 3 Ed’s Bookshelf STAFF Angela Martin Jones, MBA Recommended Summer Readings Executive Director Elementary Students (K-5th) High School StudentsAldrin, Buzz. Look to the Stars. Putnam’s, 2011 BOARD (9th—12th) Queen Martin, DrPH2009. Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True PresidentAlexander, Cecil Frances. All Things Bright Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Little,and Beautiful. Atheneum, 2010. Brown, 2007. Rodney MartinKennedy, Edward M. My Senator and Me: A Johnson, Harriet McBryde. Accidents of Vice PresidentDog’s-Eye View of Washington, D.C. Nature. Holt, 2006.Scholastic, 2006. Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An DeLanda Pine Treasurer Eater’s Manifesto. Penguin Press, 2008. Middle School Students (6th—8th) Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye. Diondre CooperMiller, Sarah. Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen First published 1951. Public RelationsKeller. Atheneum, 2007.Papademetriou, Lisa. Sixth-Grade Glom- Books were selected from lists provided DeShonda Washingtonmers, Norks, and Me. Hyperion, 2005. by the Houston Area Independent Official RecorderScieszka, Jon, ed. Guys Write for Guys Schools Library Network. For more Maryellen MartinRead. Viking, 2005. book titles visit-www.haisln.org Member Erykah Tillis Junior Member Demanding Accountability ************************* Maryellen Martin With the current news stories bombarding the air waves regarding the cutting of funds for WRITE THEschool districts in our country, has anyone asked “what about the children that will be af-fected?”. Have the decision makers considered the impact of how their actions will affect VISIONcurrent and future generations? How will future medical professionals, legal professionals,educators, etc. receive the training required to reach their potential? What kind of future And the Lord answeredwill we help them achieve? me, and said, Write theWill we be responsible for allowing them to fall by the wayside or will we be responsiblefor helping to lift them up and move them forward? We must let legislators know that we vision, and make it plainwill not allow these decisions to cut funding without accountability. We will not be push- upon the tables, that heovers. We will and must stand up for the children. may run that readeth it. Testing Requirements Change Keysha BerryBeginning Spring 2012, TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) is no more!This was the last year for students to take the TAKS test. TAKS will be replaced by the For the vision is yet forSTAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness). STAAR will be more rigor- an appointed time, but atous and given in grades 3-8. It will assess the same subjects as the TAKS. High School the end it shall speak, andstudents will take 12 End Of Course (EOC) exams throughout the 4 years of high schoolin the following courses: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, not lie; though it tarry,English I, English II, English III, World Geography, World History and US History. wait for it; because it will surely come….Many schools have summer reading. Check with your child’s school (middle and high)about summer reading requirements and assignments. During the first week of school, Habakkuk 2:2-3 KJVstudents will be given an exam over the book and will have to complete in class assign-ments about the book. Be proactive, not reactive, about your (or your child’s) future.
2011 Scholarship RecipientsE D ’ S WO R LD , IN C . Top left: ChristopherP O BOX 38773 Skelton, Klein Forest Sr. High School. Future plans– Mechanical Phone: 713-694-3330 #2 Engineering. Fax: 713-695-9771 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Top right: Taylor Jones, Klein Forest Sr. High School. Future plans- Physical Therapy. Newsletters are published CONGRATULATIONS January, April, July, and Oct. Bottom left:: Faith Miller, Victory Early Col-This newsletter printed May 2011 lege High School. Future plans-Business Marketing.Empowering Youth and Young Adults through Bottom right: Devon Positive Interactions Taylor, Wunsche Sr. High School. Future plans– Sports Medicine. 2011 DONORS!!______________________________ Eagle Food Mart Queen Ester MartinScholarships are Mary Ann Adams Rodney & Maryellen MartinAvailable-Be Diligent David & Susan Askanase Dora Mayfield Bettie McBride Ruby Barnett Here are just a few places Bayshore Pharmacy Fred McCrayto search for funds to help Whitney Casey James D. McCraywith the expenses of college. Curtis Clark Edward PattenThe resources page of our Jalon Clark Sirjourner Pinewebsite will be updated with Lateef & Kenya Clark Jaret & Regina Radfordmore sites during July. Marie Clark Bettie Ray* DECA Entrepreneurship Diondre Cooper & Brandi ThomasRelated Scholarships Ronald & Sheila Savannah Herman & Glenda Frazier Keith Settle* Texas Tuition Exemption Henry Hadnot Ruth Shepardfor Survivors of Deceased Robert Harris Sandra SmithPublic Servants Vin Hennessy Jr. Timothy & Tosha Spence* Abbott and Fenner Cheryl Jackson Amber TaylorScholarship Program Al & Janice Johnson Eric & Adrian Tillis* Burger King Scholars Cedric Johnson Erykah TillisProgram Sandra Johnson Wayne & Denise Valentine* Ronald McDonald House Kenneth & Angela Jones Ernest WashingtonCharities Program Don Lewis Karon Washington* The Power of Life Essay Donna Lewis Melody WashingtonScholarship Chris Lomas Joyce Wiley* Oh, the Places You’ll Go Lone Star College