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Food bags for youths here too

Your May 13 article “Cincinnati offers TPS a road map; District turned around low-performing schools” describes Cincinnati schoolchildren receiving bags of food to take home for the weekend. In Toledo, Mobile Meals has been providing bags of shelf-stable, kid-friendly food for the weekend to local schoolchildren since 2008.

With the financial support of many local groups and individual donors, Mobile Meals Weekender bags are distributed to nearly 1,200 students weekly at five elementary schools in Toledo during the school year.

Research shows the benefits of good nutrition to children — physically, mentally, and socially. If we want our children to perform well in school, we need to start with the basics and ensure that they can concentrate on their schoolwork and not their hunger.

The need is too big for one organization to fulfill. But together, this community will continue to work on ways to feed the hungry, both young and old.

Maureen Stevens

Executive Director Mobile Meals of Toledo

Jefferson Avenue

Parents the key to school success

Cincinnati Public Schools is trying another tired approach to try to get kids to take school seriously.

Cute little programs do not address the problem. The solution is for parents to be responsible, and to discipline their kids instead of being their friends.

Doing these things doesn’t require any taxpayer money or nonprofit giveaways.

Thom Dartt

Bellbrook, Ohio

Role models begin at home

The best role models begin at home and don’t cost a lot of money. They’re called love and responsibility.

Bernie Welniak

Whitehouse

Young local artists showcase diversity

It is refreshing to see an exhibit of art from area youths that represents our regional diversity — and that demonstrates eloquently that art is alive and well among young people.

The show, titled “Young Dreams, Young Visions II,” includes work by students representing the African American Parents’ Association, Hindu Temple, Imagine Madison Avenue School of Arts, Rosary Cathedral School, Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, and Self Expression Teen Theater Institute.

Older youths are represented with works by Siena Heights University art students and University of Findlay photography students. The show runs through May 23 at University Church in Toledo.

Patricia Schnapp

Associate Professor of English

Siena Heights University

Adrian

‘Kaleidoscope’ an artistic success

Thanks to Toledo School for the Arts for its recent performance of “Kaleidoscope: City of Glass” at the Valentine Theatre.

Sharon Sherwood

Gracewood Road

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