Tobacco, e-cigs, vaping program set for April 18th!

ALL IN is pleased to offer a program on tobacco, e-cigarettes & vaping on April 18th. We are offering this program twice on that date: A morning session at 9:00 AM and an evening session at 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome and, parents, we encourage you to bring your teenagers to the evening presentation. See attached flier. by clicking on the “Event Flier” link below. Then, please register by clicking on the “Register here” link below.

Event Flier

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Spring Calendar! More events coming soon!

ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK is offering more programs for you and your family before the end of the school year. More information will follow on these events, but you can go ahead and get them on your calendar. All of the programs are free and sponsored by ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK. Taste of Mountain Brook benefits ALL IN, so please come out and show your support.

Mike Lutzenkirchen to speak to Parents and Teens, Tuesday, March 22, 6:45 a.m. at MBHS.

ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK is proud to welcome Mike Lutzenkirchen, father of the late Philip Lutzenkirchen, who will speak at Mountain Brook High School on Tuesday, March 22, from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. We will provide a light breakfast.
Philip Lutzenkirchen was a star football player at Lassiter High School and Auburn University. But his impact on the world went far beyond football. He was a loving son, brother, and friend. He was kind and generous and someone who went out of his way to help others. Philip was a large presence in the community, both in Marietta, GA, where he grew up, and during his time at Auburn.

On June 29, 2014, Philip died in a tragic single vehicle accident at just 23 years old. Though Philip has departed from us in this world, his legacy will never be forgotten.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation aims to develop the character of young people and their influencers by focusing on leadership, charity, compassion, mentorship, hard work, honesty and faith through education and real world application. We are involved in a variety of initiatives targeted to educate young people on character development issues, as well as special projects and events consistent with Philip’s focus on giving back in the communities in which he lived.

Open to all, we encourage parents and teenagers to attend together. Save the date. Reserve your spot here.

 

Teen Driving workshop with Dr. Dale Wisely. Last one for the academic year! (April 6)

Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Brook Board of Education building.

The final Parenting the Teenage Driver workshop for this year is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Brook Board of Education Building. Reserve your spot by calling (205) 877-8349 or email  studentservices@mtnbrook.k12.al.us.

 

Setting Limits with Love with Rabbi Jonathan Miller and Judith Schulman-Miller (April 13)

Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 p.m. at the Mountain Brook Board of Education building.

This is another back-by-popular-demand session from our recent Parent Conference. “Setting limits with love” is about the conversation that builds respectful and loving relationships and dialogue, while setting limits to create safety for our kids.  You will leave this workshop excited and empowered, with specific skills to navigate the challenges of setting limits more effectively.

Rabbi Jonathan Miller has provided enthusiastic leadership for Temple Emanu-El since 1991. Rabbi Miller is married to Judith Schulman-Miller. Rabbi Miller is a member of the Board of Directors of ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK. Judith Schulman-Miller, LCSW, LMFT has been in private practice in Mountain Brook for the last 25 years, specializing in relationship issues.  She has taught in the Department of Psychiatry at UAB Medical School and has conducted communication and parenting workshops both locally and nationally.

 

Personal Safety and Situational Awareness with Officer Jon Newland (April 12, 19, 26, May 3)

ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK has asked Officer Jon Newland to provide sessions of situational awareness and personal safety. These sessions are appropriate for students in junior high and high school, but parents and community members are welcome. We will hold these sessions at Mountain Brook High School. It is not required that participants come to all sessions. The first session will be primarily a classroom discussion and the additional sessions will involve some “hands on” practice.

Dates: Four Tuesdays: April 12, 19, 26, and May 3. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Taste of Mountain Brook! Sunday, May 1, 11:30-2:30, on Hoyt Lane, Crestline Village

Taste of Mountain Brook is a food-tasting event that allows patrons to sample the best of Mountain Brook restaurants. The event is sponsored by Village Living and benefits ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK.

Mark your calendar and watch for more information. We will have many local restaurants participating and lots of fun activities planned!  In the meantime, purchase your tickets now at this link.

Mike Lutzenkirchen to speak at Mountain Brook High School, Tues., March 22

Tuesday, March 22 from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at Mountain Brook High School

ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK is proud to welcome Mike Lutzenkirchen, father of the late Philip Lutzenkirchen,  who will speak at Mountain Brook High School. We’ll provide a light breakfast.

Although all are invited, we are encouraging parents and teenagers to attend this event together!

from the Lutzie 43 Foundation website:

Philip Lutzenkirchen was a star football player at Lassiter High School and Auburn University. But his impact on the world went far beyond football. He was a loving son, brother, and friend. He was kind and generous and someone who went out of his way to help others. Philip was a large presence in the community, both in Marietta, GA, where he grew up, and during his time at Auburn.

At Auburn, everything came together for Philip and the Tigers in 2010 during their National Championship season, the first for the school in over 50 years. Philip became a household name when he caught the game-winning touchdown from Cam Newton in the Iron Bowl to defeat Alabama for the SEC West crown, sending Auburn to the SEC Championship Game.

On June 29, 2014, Philip died in a tragic single vehicle accident at just 23 years old. Though Philip has departed from us in this world, his legacy will never be forgotten.

While football was an avenue for Philip, it was never what he wanted to define him. His status as one of the most popular players in Auburn history has less to do with his on-field accomplishments, and more to do with his kindness, generosity and dedication to his communities.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation was established in loving memory of Philip Lutzenkirchen, shortly after his death in 2014. The objective of the Foundation is to pass on Philip’s many remarkable characteristics in terms of community service, leadership, and service to others. The Foundation’s motto for young students and athletes is to “Live like Lutz, Love like Lutz, and Learn from Lutz,” reflecting our desire to help others live out the many positive character attributes that Philip displayed, while learning from the circumstances that led to his death.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation aims to develop the character of young people and their influencers by focusing on leadership, charity, compassion, mentorship, hard work, honesty and faith through education and real world application. We are involved in a variety of initiatives targeted to educate young people on character development issues, as well as special projects and events consistent with Philip’s focus on giving back in the communities in which he lived.

Tuesday, March 22 from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. at Mountain Brook High School

Please join us for this free event at Mountain Brook High School.  Parents, please attend with your teenagers! Although all are invited, we are encouraging parents and teenagers to attend this event together!

Register here.

 

Social Media expert Josh Ochs coming to Mtn Brook January 14!

ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK is pleased to present SafeSmartSocial.com founder and national speaker, Josh Ochs, who will address social media safety and our youth. Josh will speak in assemblies at Mountain Brook Junior High and Mountain Brook High School on January 14. Plan to join us that same evening, Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m., for his presentation to parents. We will learn how social media can be used by our young people in positive and healthy ways, including to impress colleges and future employers. During this busy time of the year, we hope you will get this on your calendar for the evening of January 14. ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK thanks Mountain Brook Baptist Church for their hospitality in allowing us to offer this program on their campus.

Josh Ochs’ excellent website, SafeSmartSocial.com, includes some of the most useful resources we have seen for parents who are eager to learn about their children’s use of social media. For example, the website offers a range of short videos describing various social apps. We have frequently recommended Josh Ochs’ website to Mountain Brook parents and are excited to have him here to speak to our community.

joshJosh Ochs

Combining his marketing background at Disney and his love for technology, Josh helps teens and tweens use social media as a portfolio of positive accomplishments. Each year Josh travels the nation speaking to over 30,000 kids sharing tips they can use to create a positive online presence. Josh’s book: Light, Bright and Polite for Teens teaches kids that everything they post on social media will eventually be discovered by parents, teachers, college administration, and employers. He gives families and teenagers practical examples they can use to always keep it “Light, Bright and Polite” by posting photos of community volunteer projects that will help them shine online. Watch some of his videos at SafeSmartSocial.com.

On January 14, Josh Ochs will address the following topics:

  • Which apps are unsafe (and others you should encourage your kids to use)
  • Which apps are a waste of time for your teens and tweens
  • How to analyze your teenager’s Google results to see what colleges will see
  • How someone can bury bad Google results from other users with a similar name
  • Examples of good and bad posts that colleges may find
  • Examples of seniors who are using social media correctly
  • How colleges and employers can use Google search
  • 7 networks your kids need to be on to “shine online”

 

Event Details:

What: A social media safety talk detailing the latest apps and digital tools available to youth.

 
Who:
 Parents of our students, youth ministers, and others adults who work with teenagers.

Why: To help parents start a dialog with their kids about being smart on social media.

When:  Thursday, January 14th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: Mountain Brook Baptist Church, 3631 Montevallo Road South, Birmingham, AL 35213

Cost: Free! Sponsored by ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK

Register for this event: Click here to register. Email us with questions: wiselyd@mtnbrook.k12.al.us
In the meantime…

Thank you!

ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK

 

 

 

 

Yik Yak no longer available on or near MBJH & MBHS campuses

yik-yak-appThe makers of the notorious social media app Yik Yak have made it unavailable on or near the Mountain Brook Junior High and Mountain Brook High School campuses.

Yik Yak made a program available whereby they block, on request, the use of the app on or near middle school and high school campuses. This is called “geofencing.” So, we looked up the GPS coordinates of both campuses and submitted those to Yik Yak. The app appears to be blocked on those campuses. We also submitted the GPS coordinates for the elementary schools, but Yik Yak does not have a program for blocking those.

Yik Yak appears to have made another positive change by requiring that users enter and verify their phone numbers. Previously, Yik Yak did not require user input of any information in order to use the app, allowing a level of anonymity which encouraged the use of the app for making threats and for bullying.

There have been a number of arrests of individuals who have made serious threats on Yik Yak. The company appears to be cooperating with law enforcement in holding its users accountable for serious criminal conduct.

Dale

Dale Wisely, Ph.D.