Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Ohio's lack of comprehensive sex education in our "post-Roe" world will be disastrous for families

A message from Tom Royer President/CEO On July 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that, for nearly 50 years, had guaranteed women the right to an abortion. I’m not going to get into my opinion on this issue specifically, although you can probably guess where I... Continue Reading

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Nineteen more children and three adults lost to another act of senseless violence

There was another school shooting yesterday in Uvalde, Texas. It is the deadliest shooting at a U. S. elementary school since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Nineteen children and two adults are dead. The 18-year-old gunman, who bought two semiautomatic rifles on his birthday, was killed by police. I last... Continue Reading

Monday, April 04, 2022

Reflecting on 170 years of service and social justice

A pandemic that never seemed to end, racial tensions and a war that started with a conflict in Crimea. It all sounds so familiar. The 1850s was a pivotal decade. In the United States, tensions over the institution of slavery became prominent and dramatic events hastened the nation's movement towards civil... Continue Reading

Monday, April 04, 2022

Forty-nine states have health education standards. Why is Ohio the only one that does not?

This year, the Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council made the decision to defund the comprehensive sex education program across the county. Fortunately, through the diligent work of the Collaborative for Comprehensive School Age Health, this decision was reversed; however, as of this writing, we do not yet know... Continue Reading

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Beech Brook honored as Fairport Wealth Community Beacon for 2022

Earlier this year, we learned that Fairport Wealth had chosen Beech Brook as its 2022 Community Beacon. This is an honor they bestow on one nonprofit organization each year. Being a Community Beacon means that staff from Fairport will provide financial and volunteer support for many of our events throughout the... Continue Reading

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