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Schoenbaum Center to host event on childhood success

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Schoenbaum Center will host a five-day event Monday through Friday to highlight “America’s Five Promises,” a set of standards developed by America’s Promise Alliance as guidelines for childhood success.

The five promises the agency has found are needed for childhood success are caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education and opportunities to help others.

“We are really excited to be hosting an event every day of the week for the public to join us celebrating each of the Five Promises,” said Loretta Jett-Haddad, president and CEO of the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center.

On Monday is “Caring Adults: Engaging Our Seniors,” from 1 to 3 p.m., featuring Zumba for seniors, therapy dogs, chair massages, bingo and more. On Tuesday, the event continues with “A Healthy Start,” featuring a breakfast and presentation for local pediatricians on the importance of early intervention followed by activities for children.

Wednesday the focus is on “Safe Places,” and Thursday looks at “Effective Education,” with an open house at the Kanawha Valley Education Center and after-school activities.

The week-long event concludes Friday with “Opportunities to Help Others,” and includes a volunteer workshop and community appreciation with a cookout on the parking lot.

All events are open to the public. For more information, contact Loretta Jett-Haddad at 304-414-4400, or

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