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Summer Camp & Your Child’s Mental Health

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/lE4NUj6i9ew Physical and mental health go hand in hand. This is as true for youth as it is for adults. And with summer camp season approaching, we once again ponder the impactful role that a camp experience plays in the lives of many children—an experience that often creates lifelong meaningful relationships and positively impacts mental wellness. Children born and living with serious illnesses can experience unimaginable stress. It is for this reason that the positive benefits of the camp are at the heart of SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman. Thirty-five years ago, Paul Newman founded a camp where kids living with serious and life-limiting medical conditions could break away from the everyday challenges of their illness to discover new possibilities, and more about themselves. Today, Serious Fun Children’s Network, the leading network of medical specialty camps in the world, includes 30 camps and programs which have delivered more than 1.7 million life-changing camp experiences to kids living with a wide variety of serious medical conditions and their families, totally free of charge. A nationwide media tour was conducted on May 9th featuring Dr. Laura Blaisdell, Medical Advisor for SeriousFun Children’s Network. Topics that Dr. Laura Blaisdell discussed included: · The importance of prioritizing mental health for children at camp alongside physical and social health. · How camp can foster Positive Childhood Experiences and how the SeriousFun camp experience is different from other camp programs · Why providing positive childhood experiences is especially important for those children who face medical trauma. For more information, visit SERIOUSFUN.ORG Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 21, 2024 01:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Pioneering Education With AI-Driven EdTech Firm Amesite (NASDAQ: AMST): Insights From CEO Dr. Ann Marie Sastry

Benzinga

By James Blacker Amesite Inc (NASDAQ: AMST) CEO Dr. Ann Marie Sastry spoke with Benzinga recently about the company’s mission and the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. Below, we take a look at the key insights gathered from the interview, including Amesite’s unique approach and vision for the future. What Is Amesite? Amesite is an AI software company dedicated to building platforms and apps that facilitate learning. Their focus ranges from colleges and universities to individual consumers, with an emphasis on accessibility and effectiveness in education. What Sets Amesite Apart From Its Competitors? Other names in the space include Coursera Inc (NYSE: COUR), 2U Inc (NASDAQ: TWOU) and Udemy Inc (NASDAQ: UDMY). According to Dr. Sastry, Amesite gets its competitive edge from the use of AI coupled with a student-centric approach. The company aims to provide not just content but also the tools necessary for success. This is especially true for professional learning, Dr. Sastry noted, which is a lifelong endeavor and has a big impact on financial security and career growth. Amesite’s approach appears to be paying off, as in February the company reported an overall retention rate of 98% for paid learning experiences on its platform, far exceeding the industry average of 68-73%. Why Is Amesite Focused On Education? Continuous upskilling is essential in the world of work. Most of what people do on a daily basis is learned after formal education. The CEO highlighted the pitfalls of traditional learning management systems, which are mainly content repositories and lack a well-designed user experience. Course aggregators, meanwhile, offer courses on everything, making it difficult for consumers to pick out exactly what they need. Amesite, therefore, sees its partnership model with colleges and universities as an ideal way to curate relevant content and tools, addressing the diverse learning needs of individuals and ensuring localized, impactful education solutions. What Does Amesite Foresee Will Be The Next Evolution Of AI In This Space? Amesite invested early in AI and was discussing the technology even back when the company was founded in 2018, shared Dr. Sastry. In April, the company announced the beta release of its new NurseMagic TM app, which uses AI to provide helpful and easy-to-use tools for over 5.2 million nurses. Dr. Sastry sees this strategic shift towards mobile apps as a way to provide people with faster access to AI-powered learning tools. “Surf the AI wave. Make sure you have access to those tools so you can be competitive. That’s something we’re extremely excited about,” she said. Key Targets And Goals For The Company Amesite recently moved to a no-fee model for its higher ed platform, where customers pay monthly per user instead of paying set-up fees. Since then, the company has announced several five-year deals with colleges and universities. It most recently partnered with Volunteer State Community College and Joliet Junior College in March. These partnerships enable tailored learning experiences, addressing regional needs and industry demands. Dr. Sastry highlighted implicit bias training and active shooter preparedness as programs that Amesite now makes available nationwide, as this is a work requirement for many. In March, the company also announced a partnership with Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) to deliver accredited healthcare education. What's Behind Your Recent Momentum With Five Contract Wins With Various Colleges? Dr. Sastry attributes Amesite’s success to a tailored approach that caters to each institution's unique needs, especially when it comes to aligning with regional requirements and legislative shifts. “By working directly with colleges and universities and generating sustainable revenue, we can actually give the people what they want,” she said. “With our 98% retention, we are a very strong argument for colleges and universities to use the Amesite system, generate impact, and meet the needs that are required from legislators and assemblies.” Watch the full interview here. Featured photo by Compare Fibre on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

May 17, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fliphead: Redefining Fashion with Upcycled Garments and Couture

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In a fashion landscape increasingly defined by sustainability and conscious consumption, one brand stands out for its innovative approach to upcycling and eco-conscious couture. Fliphead, an Indian-based fashion label founded by two designers, Saumya from India and Mihkel from Estonia, is making waves in the industry with its transformative philosophy and commitment to reducing waste. Fliphead's journey began with a simple yet powerful idea: to reimagine fashion by giving new life to discarded materials. Through meticulous craftsmanship and a keen eye for design, Saumya and Mihkel have turned this vision into a reality, creating stunning garments that are both stylish and sustainable. At the heart of Fliphead's ethos is the concept of upcycling – the process of repurposing old or unused materials into new, high-quality products. By utilizing materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, Fliphead not only minimizes its environmental impact but also adds a unique and eclectic flair to its collections. One of Fliphead's flagship offerings is its range of festival clothes, which are designed to capture the vibrant spirit of India's diverse cultural celebrations. From colorful saris transformed into flowy dresses to intricately embroidered jackets crafted from vintage textiles, each piece tells a story of creativity and craftsmanship. In addition to its ready-to-wear collections, Fliphead also offers a couture service that is truly one-of-a-kind. Catering to clients who crave individuality and sustainability, the brand's couture pieces are made exclusively from upcycled materials, ensuring that each garment is as eco-conscious as it is luxurious. What sets Fliphead apart from other fashion labels is its unwavering commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. From sourcing materials locally to partnering with artisans who share their values, Saumya and Mihkel are dedicated to creating a positive impact on both the environment and the communities they serve. As consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental and social implications of their purchasing decisions, brands like Fliphead are leading the way towards a more sustainable future for fashion. With their innovative approach and dedication to upcycling, Saumya and Mihkel are not just changing the way we think about clothes – they're changing the industry itself. Contact Details Alex +1 302-597-6768 Apexreviews154@gmail.com Company Website https://fliphead.com/

May 13, 2024 04:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Strategic Approach to Precision Investing and Customized Portfolios

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In the dynamic world of investing, Exchange-Traded Funds ( ETFs ) have proved to be a powerful tool for investors seeking diversification, flexibility, and potentially a more sector-driven approach. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to sector investing, enabling investors to specifically target sectors within the broader market. This method of investment strategy is designed to arm investors with greater control and flexibility over their portfolios. Select Sector SPDR ETFs segment the S&P 500 into 11 investable sectors, covering all broad market segments. They provide access to various industries, allowing investors to craft a diversified portfolio that aligns with their unique investment goals. This approach presents an excellent opportunity for both individual and institutional investors to effectively navigate the financial markets. Each ETF comprises well-known, large-cap companies from the S&P 500, ensuring broad exposure and diversification. The transparent nature of ETFs allows for daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings, providing investors with visibility into their investments. The full lineup of Select Sector SPDR ETFs includes: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY) Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE) Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) These ETFs provide flexible, transparent, and low-cost investment options to both retail and institutional investors. The flexibility offered by these ETFs empowers investors to make strategic adjustments in their portfolios as market conditions change. This flexibility, combined with the transparency of daily disclosure of portfolio holdings, allows investors to always be aware of where their money is invested. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a unique opportunity to invest in various sectors with precision and flexibility. They provide a simplified approach to sector investing, allowing investors to customize their portfolios to meet their specific investment objectives. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007439 EXP 5/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

April 12, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Report Reveals Alarming Number of Infants & Toddlers Experiencing Homelessness in the U.S.

SchoolHouse Connection

Washington, DC, March 20, 2024 | Today, national non-profit SchoolHouse Connection releases "Infant and Toddler Homelessness Across 50 States: 2021-2022," the most comprehensive analysis to date of homelessness among the nation's youngest children. This report offers the first-ever state-by-state collection of data on infant and toddler homelessness and provides detailed recommendations for policymakers and communities alike. “For the first time, we are able to shine a light on the extent of homelessness among infants and toddlers in all 50 states, as well as the gaps in their access to early childhood development programs," said Barbara Duffield, Executive Director of SchoolHouse Connection. "We urge practitioners and policymakers alike to dig into these data and take action, so that we can prevent long-term harm and interrupt cycles of homelessness that may start at the very beginning of life.” Drawing on an extensive analysis of federal and other available data, the report estimates that nearly 365,000 infants and toddlers experienced homelessness during the 2021-2022 program year across the United States. Alarmingly, the report found that only 11% of these children were enrolled in early childhood development programs, with enrollment rates varying significantly by state. "Early childhood development programs offer a wide range of support for infants, toddlers, and families who are homeless, from essential supplies like diapers and hygiene products, to services that counter the impact of homelessness on child development," said Erin Patterson, Director of Education Initiatives of SchoolHouse Connection. "These programs also facilitate vital connections to both short- and long-term housing solutions. We must redouble our efforts to ensure that every expectant parent, infant, and toddler experiencing homelessness receives access to these essential services." The report concludes with a call to action, offering targeted recommendations for state and federal policymakers to increase the identification of homeless families with infants and toddlers and to improve their access to critical early childhood development services and housing supports. The report also includes practical strategies for early childhood development programs that can be implemented immediately. A link to the report, including methodology, can be found here. About SchoolHouse Connection SchoolHouse Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. We provide strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with schools, early childhood programs, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth. Our vision is that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full access to quality learning, birth through higher education, so they will never be homeless as adults, and the next generation will never be homeless. To learn more, please visit schoolhouseconnection.org. SchoolHouse Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. We provide strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with schools, early childhood programs, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth. Our vision is that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full access to quality learning, birth through higher education, so they will never be homeless as adults, and the next generation will never be homeless. To learn more, please visit schoolhouseconnection.org. Contact Details Barbara Duffield, (202) 549-7668 +1 202-549-7668 barbara@schoolhouseconnection.org Company Website https://schoolhouseconnection.org/

March 20, 2024 08:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CSD Social Venture Fund and Gallaudet University Present "Holographic Horizons: Bridging the Educational Divide" at SXSW

Communication Service for the Deaf

CSD Social Venture Fund and Gallaudet University have partnered with Proto Inc., to utilize Proto’s “Epic” holoportation technology as a groundbreaking tool in delivering lifelike, interactive American Sign Language (ASL) education for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. "Deaf education is on the brink of a transformative leap, where geographical, socioeconomic, and communication disparities will no longer be barriers to quality learning," said Rosa Lee Timm, Division President of CSD Social Venture Fund. “Epic allows students to see and interact with remote instructors as if they are present in the same space, making it an inclusive environment that celebrates and nurtures diversity.” The demo and event, “Holographic Horizons: Bridging the Educational Divide” is set to debut at the Southwest (SXSW) festival on March 4th, 2024, led by panelists Rosavetta Jackson, CSD Social Venture Fund Program Manager; Topher Myers, an educational technology expert; and Dr. Laurene E. Simms, a leading voice for inclusive learning. The panelists will discuss how the Epic holoportation device from Proto Inc can serve as a medium for improving educational accessibility, including how it allows for greater clarity of information exchanged in ASL due to its usage of 3D space over more traditional 2D spaces found in video conferencing platforms. Epic’s lack of physical proximity will be highlighted to show how it opens doors to unimaginable use within the realm of universal design in classroom environments, creating far more learning opportunities and accessibility for students affected by inequity and geopolitics. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: https://sxswedu.com About CSD Social Venture Fund Founded in 2017, the CSD Social Venture Fund aims to support Deaf entrepreneurs in creating jobs, breaking down barriers, and serving as positive representations within the Deaf community. By investing in Deaf-owned businesses and providing resources for entrepreneurs, they seek to strengthen the community of Deaf entrepreneurs and, in turn, the Deaf community at large. About Gallaudet University Gallaudet University has been a cornerstone of the deaf and signing community for over 150 years, promoting the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. It upholds a proud tradition of research, scholarly activity, and prepares its graduates for careers in a dynamic, technological world. Gallaudet's vision is to be the university of first choice for the most qualified deaf and hard of hearing students globally. Contact Details Communication Service for the Deaf Rosa Lee Timm +1 518-569-1841 svf@csdsvf.com Company Website https://www.csd.org/

February 27, 2024 11:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Amesite Inc. In 2024: Growth, Partnership Building And Scaling A Zero Setup Cost AI-Driven Platform

Benzinga

By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga AI is rapidly gaining momentum and transforming industries across the board, even those that have traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies, like academia. As states increasingly recognize the need to build highly skilled workforces, community and regional colleges and universities in the U.S. are playing a more vital role than ever before. To accomplish their missions, these institutions often require more advanced software and services that can facilitate large-scale workforce development quickly and efficiently. AI-powered solutions are proving to be increasingly useful in achieving operational efficiency and meeting the needs of the future. However, not every university and college has the resources or knowledge to fully invest in AI technology. Amesite Inc. (NASDAQ: AMST) is an artificial intelligence software company that offers a cloud-based learning platform for businesses and education. The company's smart and intuitive learning environments assist organizations – including businesses, community colleges, universities, non-profits and government agencies – to launch branded learning programs easily and affordably. With a focus on providing innovative solutions, Amesite enables organizations to evolve with the times by offering a zero-cost set-up fee platform that leverages AI and facilitates personalized, engaging and efficient learning experiences. The company is known for its best-in-class learning management system (LMS) which can integrate with thousands of Application Programming Interface (APIs), enabling them to share information with different software applications. The past year saw the strategic evolution of Amesite’s business strategy to better serve its partners by moving to a much more affordable business plan with a no-cost set-up fee model, which is a key differentiator from other SaaS e-learning platforms. This change was made economically possible by the company’s implementation of its AI capabilities. The no-cost set-up fee approach significantly expands the target market for Amesite and enables companies and universities to provide professional training without big upfront investments and offer degrees and certifications to students with lower tuition fees than the competition. From an internal standpoint, Amesite says prioritizing AI-first processes and workflows has had an impact of reducing operating expenses by 51.9%. The company also reports that sales-qualified leads have seen a nearly 200% increase from the first quarter of 2023 to the first quarter of 2024. Before AI took off and was widely adopted, Amesite reports it was already engaging with and adopting the technology as one of the first ed-tech companies to embrace AI. Amesite reports it has gained momentum when compared to competitors and is now able to provide a cost-efficient product to its customers through a no-cost set-up fee model – effectively making it risk-free. Although from another industry, this is a similar approach to how Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) approached its EV business model and took a mass-market approach. Tesla created a standard in the auto industry that enabled it to bring on more customers, and Amesite similarly aims to set a standard in its educational industry utilizing AI in the background. Over the course of 2023, Amesite made strides in both the private and public sectors, which cumulated into the no-cost set-up fee model which has increased sales inquiries. In March, Amesite announced that it was COPPA and FERPA -compliant; these designations protect children’s safety and personal data online. This certification allows Amesite’s customers to sell learning products to over 49.5 million K12 students. The company reports that it has already seen success with the continued education market. In June, the company announced that company had received an award from the National Association for Business Resources: Michigan’s Best & Brightest in Wellness® for the fifth consecutive year. The company also announced 12 new courses with its partner, Michigan Works! Southeast (MWSE) during the year. These courses focused on how digitalization is reshaping the workplace, providing Michigan residents with valuable resources to excel in the modern workplace. In August, Amesite announced the renewal of its partnership with Central Michigan University. While there are other companies in the ed-tech space like Coursera (NYSE: COUR) and 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU), Amesite’s early AI adoption and continued evolution are beginning to result in more potential sales activity for the company in addition to achieving its no-cost set-up fee milestone but (significantly for investors) this shift began to roll out in September 2023, with an understandable delay in contract announcement wins. The company now boasts of being able to provide custom-branded, enterprise-scale systems for clients within 24 hours – and partners seem to be taking notice. Since the official rollout in September, the company announced a five-year partnership with Drake State Community and Technical College in November. Amesite also announced a five-year partnership with West Virginia Northern Community College in December. Amesite’s commitment to providing companies and organizations with the tools needed to leverage powerful AI at a low cost and with scalable options sets it apart from its contemporaries and its competition. Speaking on the commercial demand for Amesite’s tools, CEO and Founder Dr. Ann Marie Sastry shared, “Workforce development agencies have a significant opportunity to leverage modern tools to assist individuals in their growth and readiness for the job market, and we are excited to be able to provide critical skills to a multi-billion-dollar market and expect these offerings to be in high demand. At Amesite, we've focused on creating solutions that easily integrate into existing systems. Our partnership with Microsoft enables us to deploy these tools swiftly, often within a 24-hour window.” According to Market Research Future, the global AI in education market is projected to grow from $3.45 billion in 2023 to $23.82 billion in 2030. The SaaS market is expected to grow from $167 billion in 2022 to $462 billion by 2028. As Amesite’s progress indicates, companies that capitalize on these two industries and drive growth forward could have a positive outlook in the coming years. As Amesite begins to see the positive results of its new AI-enable model, investors may see that Amesite could potentially be well-positioned to continue to grow and expand its partnerships, resulting in more clients and more revenues. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 01, 2024 09:10 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CRAIG KNIPPENBERG, LCSW, M.DIV., RELEASES SECOND PARENTING GUIDEBOOK, SHAME-FREE PARENTING

Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates

Craig A. Knippenberg, LCSW, M.Div., a Denver-based mental health counselor with four decades of family therapy experience, and founder/host of the Legit Parenting podcast, announced today the release of his second book, Shame-Free Parenting ( Illumify Media Global ), a parenting guide for building family resiliency. In its first six weeks on Amazon, the book hit #1 in Kindle sales across all parenting books. In Shame-Free Parenting, Knippenberg demystifies many challenges associated with parenting today, which can result in over-protective child-rearing approaches. Now – more than ever – parents, children and families are faced with trying times as the world’s current events and social media platforms elicit a plethora of mixed feelings and emotions. Knippenberg believes that “ a pandemic of fragility has arisen amongst our children and teens, ” driven by modern-day culture and events. He also likens the smartphone to a modern pandora’s box that -- in combination with modern cultural issues, such as the impact and aftermath of COVID-19, school shootings, climate change, and persistent news coverage of war and social conflicts -- creates a state of chronic stress. He elaborates on these and other theories in the book. Loaded with judgment-free parenting wisdom and invaluable resources, Shame-Free Parenting inspires parents to build families capable of not only withstanding such challenges but also affording them ways to flourish amid them. In the book, parents will discover: How to let go of guilt/shame and the importance of being just this side of good enough A roadmap for understanding pivotal aspects of child-rearing, with tangible techniques for forging meaningful connections with children while championing their autonomy A holistic approach to emotions, boundaries and acceptance, all focused on progress A timely exploration of contemporary challenges – from the allure of TikTok and gaming to hard conversations about school shootings, the book features the essence and importance of structure, resourcefulness and steering young minds toward a driven purpose A call to action: embrace family spontaneity, adventure and community service as instrumental avenues for cementing ties and imparting core values “As a family therapist for more than 40 years, I’ve listened and witnessed. I have had the opportunity to gather substantial, firsthand accounts and information that has armed me with vast knowledge about navigating today’s ever-evolving landscape for children, teens and parents alike. I captured these experiences in my newest book and provided strategies and tips to help families connect and stay strong together,” Knippenberg said. “In Shame-Free Parenting, I help families better understand how children's brains work so they can foster both deeper connection and independence without guilt or shame. Building strong families is what healthy parenting is all about. It truly is the foundation of any successful family unit,” Knippenberg added. Michele Borba, ED.D., a best-selling author also endorsed by Harvard’s Robert Brooks, PhD, commented on Shame-Free Parenting: “Stellar! Given the modern cultural issues which face families, it’s imperative to focus on resiliency and problem solving.” Shame-Free Parenting is available at local bookstores or on Amazon. Legit Parenting is available through the Apple Store or on Spotify. Knippenberg’s first book Wired and Connected: Brain-Based Solutions To Ensure Your Child’s Social and Emotional Success, released in 2019, provides brain-based solutions for ensuring social skills and emotional success of children. About Craig A. Knippenberg Craig A. Knippenberg, LCSW, M.Div., is a Denver-based mental health therapist who has garnered significant expertise working with children and families throughout his four decades in private practice and while serving as a school consultant for 40+ years. While dedicating his career to educating and treating the behavioral, emotional and social needs of children and adolescents, Knippenberg founded Colorado’s largest, solely owned private mental health practice specializing in child and adolescent neurobehavioral disorders. He also earned notoriety for creating the CONNECT Social Skills Group Program 42 years ago, which spans socialization groups targeted at helping children navigate the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence, CONNECT has helped thousands of children grow and mature. Knippenberg hosts the Legit Parenting podcast, combining his four-plus decades of experience working with families and kids with his current brain-based research and pertinent tools, to help parents support the mental well-being of their children. Knippenberg holds a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver and a Master of Divinity with a focus on pastoral counseling from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. For more information, please visit www.legitparenting.com or follow Knippenberg on LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram. Contact Details PAIRELATIONS, LLC Susan Turkell +1 303-766-4343 sturkell@pairelations.com Company Website http://www.legitparenting.com/

January 24, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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A Milestone in Web3 Governance: STORM Chosen as Legal Counsel for 1inch DAO

STORM Partners

STORM Partners, a leading Web3 solutions provider based in Geneva, has been voted by an overwhelming majority as the legal counsel for 1inch DAO. The decision sets a historic precedent for decentralized autonomous organizations, as it becomes the first time that a DAO has directly hired legal counselling services and delegated its legal representation before third parties. This decision also represents a bridge between the decentralized ethos of a Web3 DAO and the legal and regulatory stability provided by a centralized legal counsel. With STORM Partners’ extensive track record of Web3 client partnerships, this convergence signifies a seamless union of two realms, forming an ideal synergy aligned with the DAO’s objectives. It also marks a significant stride in addressing the multifaceted legal challenges faced by DAOs in today’s evolving landscape, such as regulatory compliance, contractual agreements, governance frameworks, liability protection, intellectual property rights, and defense against external claims The voting was closed on Tuesday night, with an overwhelming 96.46% approval. This is a one-of-a-kind case, as the Swiss company, as legal counsel, proposed the DAO to be engaged and have detailed the characteristics of their mandate. Thus, 1inch DAO has chosen and conferred upon STORM Partners a power of attorney to legally represent it before third parties. “ We are honoured that the 1inch token community has entrusted us as the legal counsel for their DAO. Our team is dedicated to safeguarding their interests with the utmost commitment. This engagement, being 'fully decentralized,’ marks a significant step forward in the journey towards legal recognition of decentralised organizations. It's not just a milestone for us but a testament to the evolving landscape of legal frameworks adapting to innovative governance models,” said Nicola Massella, director of the Legal and Compliance department at STORM Partners. The importance of legal counsel for 1inch DAO cannot be overstated, given the intricate challenges posed by regulatory risks, liability concerns, contractual ambiguities, governance complexities, and the imperative need for legal recognition as a legitimate entity in multiple jurisdictions. We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter with STORM Partners. This partnership not only represents a significant milestone for 1inch Network but also for the broader decentralized finance space. As we navigate the complex regulatory landscape, this collaboration stands as a testament to our dedication to innovation while upholding our core principles. We are enthusiastically looking forward to the future, confident that this union will bolster the robustness and credibility of DeFi, enabling us to continue to expand the horizons of what’s achievable”, added Jordan Reindl, Governance Lead at 1inch. STORM Partners' exclusive focus on Web3, coupled with its tailored approach and experienced legal services, positions it as an ideal collaborator for 1inch DAO. About STORM Partners STORM Partners is a premier all-in-one professional services provider within the dynamic blockchain industry. Its expertise spans the global landscape of Web3, collaborating with a diverse spectrum of businesses and brands – from nimble startups and pre-IDOs to flourishing scale-ups and established global organizations. About 1inch DAO 1inch DAO is a decentralised organization that governs the network parameters, enabling 1INCH holders to vote for key protocol parameters and collect governance rewards. Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes -adrian.bono@storm.partners or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details STORM Partners Adrian Bono adrian.bono@storm.partners

January 12, 2024 11:27 AM Eastern Standard Time

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