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  • Future Progeny Park Floor Plans

    Posted on December 2, 2009

    Here’s a look into the future. This is the second revision of the design. You can almost visualize walking through the front door and smelling the hardwood. You can click on the photos to see a larger view. We like the feel of the Oregon facilities for the interior. Indirect light and natural light…shining through […]

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  • Progeny Visit to Pittsburgh

    Posted on December 1, 2009

    Last week we visited Bill Strickland and the Manchester Bidwell Corporation in Pittsburgh. He is an amazing guy and MBC is an amazing place. During one fast and furious 3 hour session we learned more than we did all year. We talked about everything under the sun…tutoring ratios, academic testing standards, fund raising, corporate sponsors, […]

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  • Another Ramp Goes Up

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    Another ramp goes up…giving wheelchair access to the outside world. We have a lot of choices to make in our community service projects. In this case a one day project produces a small change that makes a big difference in a person’s life. The light shines in the darkness. Can you see it?

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  • One formula for math education

    Posted on November 19, 2009

    This is an interesting take on how to teach math. I love the idea of teaching math that is fun. I think kids would be fired up about this kind of math. I can see heated and fun arguments about risk in the stock market, randomness, and ability to predict how a game will come […]

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  • Another Fantastic Bill Strickland Talk

    Posted on November 18, 2009


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  • Progeny Visits Bill Strickland

    Posted on November 16, 2009

    Next week we are headed to Pittsburgh to visit Bill Strickland and the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Part of Bill’s philosophy is to build amazing environments to program kids for success. After a 6.5 million dollar capital campaign he opened a 62,000 square foot arts and career training center. It includes a world class ceramics studio, […]

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  • Nutrition Made Easy

    Posted on November 12, 2009

    Nutrition has become so complex that it’s hard to get a handle on it. There’s too much conflicting information. Here’s an easy rule. Imagine that you own a million dollar race horse. Would you feed it Doritos and Coke? The next time you cram something questionable down your face ask yourself if you would feed […]

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  • Progeny Kids are Human Calculators

    Posted on November 11, 2009

    How many of you can quickly multiply 4 digit numbers in your head? We had an interesting idea at the tutoring meeting last night. We think all Progeny kids should be able to do complex math in their heads. This is a very teachable system that is targeted at kids. Take a look at the […]

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  • 2009 Progeny Foundation Banquet

    Posted on November 5, 2009

    The light was shining in the darkness last night. What a great night. After a year of hard work it was great to kick back and enjoy some laughs with the Progeny family. Thank you to everybody that made this event special. A special thank you to  CJ McClanahan for showing us that we are […]

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  • Sam Cooper Shows You How To Fly

    Posted on October 30, 2009

    At the first Progeny basketball tryout Sam Cooper was the first kid to walk in the gym. After we got his name we looked though our notes and sure enough we had seen his high school team play. We had a scribble next to his name on the program. “Hustler… Dove all over the floor” […]

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