Fountain of Youth found in learning

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” — Henry Ford

Back-to-school time for children usually means helping with homework in some households. The Crescenta Valley Chamber has two members that can help make this back-to-school homework much easier.
Brainworks Tutoring, located at 3853 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, teaches life-long academic skills in a fun learning environment while empowering active and creative minds. Their program is specifically designed to meet the needs and long-term goals of each individual student. Brainworks is an innovative tutoring method providing specialized help for students of all ages. Call Brainworks Tutoring for more information at (818) 957-1646.
Kumon Math and Reading Center, located at 2754 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, is the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program. Kumon unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. It allows students of all ages and abilities to build the skills necessary to have a richer, more successful educational experience. They give children the tools to unlock their true potential and to succeed in the classroom and beyond. By helping to build self-confidence, Kumon leaves children feeling empowered with the desire to achieve more. Call Kumon Math and Reading Center for more information at (818) 248-3123.
And once the homework is done, bring the whole family to Bonners Equipment Rentals on Oct. 13 for our family-friendly business mixer. It is co-sponsored by Mobile Game Train, which will have its customized gaming trailer at the event. Come and experience the thrill of multi-player gaming in the Mobile Game Train trailer, designed to entertain children from ages 8 to 88, with 20 feet of plush seating, four flat screen TVs, the newest in gaming consoles (such as Play Station 3, X-Box 360, and Wii), and all the top video games. Bonners Rentals, which has been serving the Crescenta Valley since 1939, is at 6935 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga. Bonners offers a wide range of rental products to serve you and their friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you find just exactly what you need to complete your project or prepare for your next party.
A great way for your children to burn off some excess energy would be to join us Saturday, Sept. 25 for our 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run. The 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. with check-in starting at 7:00 a.m. at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta. Cost is only $20 that includes a T-shirt. Children and adults of all ages are invited to run/walk with us. Make it a family event and join us.
Important Chamber dates: Sept. 25 – Running of the Foothills 5K Run/Walk; Oct. 13 – Business mixer at Bonners Equipment Rentals. Please call our office for more details on any event. How to reach us: (818) 248-4957 / / / 3131 Foothill Blvd., Ste. D.

Julia Rabago is the executive director of Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce