2019 FREE Summer Meals

Area school districts offer free summer meals to youth 18 and under. Adults are welcome to enjoy breakfast and lunch for a small fee. Coeur d’Alene SD Nutrition Services 667 – 7469 Post Falls SD Child Nutrition Office 773 – 1625 Lakeland SD Food Service Office 687 – 5451 Coeur…

Shedding Light on Learning Disabilities

Do you know what learning disabilities are? Are you sure? Surveys show that 70% of parents and educators think learning disabilities are linked to autism and intellectual disabilities. In fact, students with learning disabilities are of average or above average intelligence. Many people associate learning disabilities with blindness and deafness.…

Invent Idaho 2019!

Twenty-five young inventors from Idaho will take the National Invention Convention by storm May 28 in at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan!  12 of those young inventors are from North Idaho.  The National Invention Convention will host 550 young inventors from across the United States and 9 foreign countries…

The Truth about Bullying

When we distributed the Fall issue of the North Idaho Family Magazine, we asked parents, school administrators, and teachers about topics they’d like to see covered in future issues of the North Idaho Family Magazine. From pre-school teachers through middle school age, the overwhelming response was bullying. Administrators in elementary…

Assistance for Kids with SLDs

The Wired2Learn Foundation serves an invisible population of students who are falling through the cracks of our public and private education system. These are the 20% of students who have Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) such as dyslexia, auditory processing disorder and ADHD. These children, if they don’t get our help:…

Explore the Trades!

North Idaho Building Contractors Association and Home Depot are teaming up for a 2-day event to introduce the building industry trades to local students. Idaho State University designed the Construction Combine event and hopes to have similar events through out Idaho in 2019. The event will be at the KTEC…

NIC Adult Education Classes Now Enrolling

The North Idaho College Adult Education Center in Coeur d’Alene is now accepting students for the new session beginning March 4, 2019. NIC’s Adult Education provides instruction for individuals, 16 years of age and older, not currently enrolled in any public high school who want assistance to prepare for the…

Spreading the Love, One Stall at a Time

The Spreading the Love Project began when local artist Christina Hull saw a Facebook post featuring teachers who painted inspirational quotes in middle school bathrooms. Christina put the word out, and artists were quick to respond. Nancy White from Coeur d’Alene Portfolio Real Estate stepped up to sponsor the project…

Class of 2019 – Focus on Graduation

Lots of college choices available in Coeur d’Alene It’s now easier than ever to get a college degree and not even leave North Idaho. Whether you’re in high school, about to graduate from high school, or you’ve been out of school for many years, there’s lots of higher education opportunities…

Local Scholarships – Cops & Doctors & Architects, Oh My!

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce held its annual “Scholars Breakfast” in April, celebrating the top students from the five area high schools. Three $1,000 scholarships, provided by Spokane Teachers Credit Union, North Idaho Consortium for Higher Education (NIHE) and Coleman Engineering, were awarded. Nineteen students competed for the scholarships…

Join the (PoP)Club!

The Inland Northwest Food Network is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering the Power of Produce (PoP) Club this summer at the Hayden Farmers Market. The PoP Club – first held last summer – is a program that seeks to encourage children to make healthy food…

4 Steps of MONEY CENT$

Inspired by his aunt Keri Stark’s involvement in Bank On North Idaho, 12-year old Andrew Applehans recently created a poster about money management to share with other kids, and to satisfy a Boy Scout Merit Badge requirement involving community service. PLAN Think about what you might want to buy. I…

Bank On!

Bank On North Idaho is a new program to connect unbanked and underbanked North Idaho residents with mainstream financial services such as affordable checking products as well as free, community-based financial education opportunities. Through these pathways, the long-term outcomes are that participants have: Reduced levels of debt Increased credit scores…

It’s All About Those Books …

It is an amazing time in North Idaho in that one of the most important factors for future success in life is being addressed by multiple organizations: LITERACY. The Shirley Parker Reading Program was established in 2002 by the North Idaho College wrestling program in partnership with Parker Toyota in…