How to Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

While summer is certainly a fun and exciting time for kids, the lack of time in the classroom can result in lost learning. Often referred to as the “summer slide,” it can be a serious issue for students who don’t continue to learn throughout their summer break. In fact, students can lose up to two […]

5 Great Benefits of Giving Online Donations

Approximately 73 percent of Americans go online on a daily basis according to a recent survey. With this much dedication to screen time, it’s no surprise that many nonprofit organizations are now accepting online donations. Although nonprofits still make a majority of their money the old fashioned way, online fundraising is certainly on the rise. […]

Should Your Child Major in Music?

As the owner of Columbia Arts Academy and the Lexington School of Music, parents often ask Marty Fort whether their soon-to-be college student should major in music. With both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in guitar performance, Fort is well versed in the academic side of music education. But that doesn’t mean he […]

What Attracts People to a Community?

Sponsored by: Central Carolina Community Foundation   Living in a community you love is just as important as loving the home where you live. So, what makes a community desirable? Outstanding schools, affordable healthcare and safe streets are a plus, but what makes people want to put down roots and establish a life in a […]

3 Benefits of Music Lessons for Kids

Parents can’t help but beam when their daughter completes a flawless violin recital or when their son masters a complex piano solo. They have every right to be proud. Learning a musical instrument is part skill and part discipline. It takes practice and devotion to confidently play an instrument – whether as a soloist or part of an orchestra or high school marching band.