‘YES’ Club Kids program gets regional ‘Peace’ award

Online Staff Report

The “Young Eagles Success” (YES) Club Program of Character Development & Excellence for Kids using Music received the “Partner for Peace” Award from the Violence Prevention Collaborative of the Winnebago County Health Department at the recent “Peace” Award Luncheon. Carl and Dianna Cole of Sounds Of Good News accepted the trophy.

This historic moment inspired the creation of a new “PEACE” movement for the organization, with “PEACE” standing for “Positive Energy And Character Excellence.” Throughout the month of October, SOGN will facilitate its Fall Rally to benefit the “YES” vision. Awareness of the movement will be heightened during October celebrations including National Arts and Humanities Month, International Non-Violence Day Oct. 2, United Nations Day Oct. 24, and U.N. Week Oct. 21-25. Their annual “Discovery and Recovery” Columbus Day School’s Out “YES” Workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14 at Mendelssohn’s STARR Auditorium, 415 N. Church St. This is a free event.

SOGN is also in the process of developing new collaborations with partners like the Winnebago County Health Department and the Illinois Child and Youth Safety Committee as well as implementing a “YES” Club in their hometown Freeport/Stephenson County region. A new “Support & Donations” page has been added to the SOGN website for online contributions to benefit “YES” fall/winter projects. For more information, call (815) 914-1487 or visit www.soundsofgoodnews.com.

Posted Oct. 2, 2013

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