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Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.

On Sunday, January 28th, lots of great museums across the County of Los Angeles, including many in the Third District like the Getty Villa, above, are welcoming visitors free of charge. 
You can see the list of all the museums participating here. Mark your calendars!

Teens: How dangerous is it to text and drive?

Survey: 48% of young drivers said their parents drove while talking on a phone Group: 15% percent of young drivers have seen their parents text and drive AT&T has a website called ITCANWAIT.COM, which details the very latest happenings as they pertain to multitasking at the wheel. In addition to providing some eye-opening statistics, visitors are asked to "Take the Pledge," vowing to never text and drive. There are 3 ways to participate and for those willing to make this commitment will be rewarded. Millions of people have done so. If you've given your word not to text and drive, it's important that you live up to it. 
All the texting and driving laws in the world won't end distracted driving. But with everyone's cooperation, the roads will be that much safer – one fewer text message at a time.

The notion of "Do as I say, not as I do," may be a fine sentiment, but it's not realistic – particularly as it pertains to impressionable t…

A Message for Teens ( How to Help a Suicidal Teen)

There may be some of you who are hoping to find information to help you with your own thoughts or feelings about suicide. While this is not something you will specifically find on this site, what we can offer you is the phone number for the national suicide prevention hotline.

Here’s why we think this can help: Suicidal thoughts or feelings can make us feel frightened and overwhelmed. We can feel crazy or worried we’re going crazy and may be embarrassed to share what we’re thinking with others. Or maybe we’ve tried to talk about it and were dismissed (“Come on, you don’t really feel that way!”), or made fun of (“There you go again, you wimpy cry-baby!”), or not taken seriously (“You’re always talking about that- one of these days maybe you’ll do it”). Perhaps the people we talked to didn’t know what to say so they just ignored us and said nothing.

Just because we couldn’t find someone who listened in a helpful way, though, doesn’t mean we should give up! Talking about su…

Do something this holiday your child will never forget

Your child will believe in Santa with a Personalized Letter from Santa

"My 8 year old niece's face lit up with pure excitement when she received her package. She couldn't believe that Santa wrote a letter specifically for her! Thank you so much!" Lauren Turner, CA

The experience and memories of a good Santa Letter can last a lifetime, for both the children and the parents.

Your letter is personalized for your child, signed by Santa and sent from the North Pole directly to their house! This truly makes this holiday season a magical one!

Santa's Package includes a personalized letter written and signed by Santa, a personalized Official Nice List Certificate, Santa's Map and Santa's Nice List that Santa Checked Twice!

Ask Governor Brown to Restrict Junk Food Marketing in Schools

Help Us Cross the Finish Line to Ban Junk Food Ads in Schools

As a reminder, AB 841 will make sure that K-12 schools only promote healthful foods and beverages that they are permitted to sell on campus during the school day. Schools play a critical role in helping kids learn and promote healthy eating and physical activity habits. Healthy lifestyles lead to improved test scores, better retention of information, and healthier students. Help us get AB 841 across the finish line!
Ask Governor Brown to Restrict Junk Food Marketing in Schools

We’re one signature away from healthier schools!  Assembly Bill 841, the bill banning junk food ads in schools, has arrived on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature. Governor Brown has until October 15th to sign or veto this bill. Encourage Governor Brown to sign the bill before the deadline!

JOIN us to KICK OFF "i Am ESTEEM" Day 🍳 - Less than 4 months away!

Summer is here and you are probably gearing up for at least a little time spent relaxing and vacationing with family and friends. At BWTE, we look forward to summer too because it means the launch of our annual "i Am Esteem" Day event and we’d like you to join us.

I Am Esteem Day:
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (PST) A global day celebrating diversity all around the world focusing on the achievements of our youth today, tomorrow and forever. I Am Esteem Day, will draw attention to the greatest civil rights fight of the 21st century: the need to provide every child with access to a life free from bullying and stamp out peer pressure.