Signature service: Equity and Options Trading and Training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 8 hours
Brands Used: Leading edge technology for charting and tracking stocks
Pro Tip: Our Systems Approach to Training ensures best possible learning experience & knowledge retainment
The DASN recruits and carefully screens dedicated volunteers for afterschool programs, and provides them with the training and resources necessary to serve effectively in critical programs. During a two-hour training session, volunteers learn how to foster a safe and nurturing environment, evaluate a child's level of development based on age, and understand the socio-economic challenges the children face in their communities. After training, the DASN places new mentors in one of its 22 afterschool programs, and provides ongoing management and support to help them succeed in their positions. The organization requires more funding to complete its goal of acquiring and training additional mentors, in order to increase the capacity of its afterschool programs and improve the depth of the education they provide.
"Gardens are a lot like people,” Marilyn Simmons told Now Magazines. “As they grow and mature, they come into their own.” Marilyn and her daughter Donelle, owners of Garden Inspirations, have their own unique plot. “A Radio Flyer wagon is home to an assortment of flowers and trailing potato vines and an herb garden is flourishing in a nonfunctioning barbecue grill.”
At their farm, the two work to show pupils how to plant their own beds with pesticide-free veggies, which blossom into sources of personal pride. The full schedule of classes includes introductory courses on overcoming the gamut of challenges that aspiring gardeners face, such as inhospitable soil, lack of time, and accidentally planting their car keys. Knowledgeable about diverse garden types—including rooftop, field, and aquaponic—the instructors impart their wisdom on the best kind of garden for each grower’s individual needs, as well as which vegetable varieties grow most readily in North Texas and how to plant them. When not brewing compost tea or working beneath trellises tangled in emerald wisps, the crew does a radio show which talks about how to obtain baskets of naturally grown peaches, cucumbers, and squash.
A fleet of nine carriages bearing the NorthStar insignia clips and clops through the city streets of Dallas and Fort Worth, ferrying riders through historical tours and evenings filled with romance. Passengers watch the city skyline pan past their open-top carriage or opt for shelter beneath a cloth canopy as they visit historic locales. Ahead of them, a professional driver sports a white tuxedo shirt, boots, and Western hat, and his noble steed, trained at the company farm to be gentle and politely decline drag-race challenges, maintains a natural grace. Since its establishment in 1990, the company has had the honor of participating in a number of special local events, including football-victory parades and the Adolphus Children’s Christmas Parade.