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Results for: Children

Interviews:
Dr. Frank R. Egan - Specialist, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
"Smiles do change lives", asserts Dr. Frank R. Egan, Long Island Orthodontist, a volunteer for the national non-profit organization, Smiles Change Lives. "It's wonderful to see a child change from being shy and hiding his/her mouth, to being more outward going and proud to smile." Dr. Egan launched the program on Long Island in 2008 to provide essential orthodontic treatment for children from low income families. A full treatment can last from one to two and a half years with an actual cost of $5,000. Eligible applicants ages 10 to 18 can receive full treatment for $500. Applicants and families must be willing to commit to investing time in the treatment, but the results are worth it -- from raising self-esteem to career enhancement. Dr. Egan discusses his commitment to the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Children, Health, Philanthropy
Donna Taylor - Acting Principl, P.S./IS 686, Brooklyn School of Inquiry
Are gifted children created or born that way? While the question has yet to be answered, New York City, among many others, has a public school curriculum for maximizing the potential of gifted children. Donna Taylor, principal, describes gifted as the curriculum for the students under her watch at Brooklyn School of Inquiry. Taylor's business background is coupled with classroom teaching and training at New York City's Education Leadership Academy. Above all, she adds her spirit of entrepreneurship to her role as principal. Taylor discusses her personal techniques with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Education, Children
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More about "Getting Your Money's Worth"

As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.

Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.

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