April 28th, 2016

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A Behind The Scenes Look At Creating WOW! Magic

We always have incredible, WOW! Magic filled events. And that’s not bragging (well maybe a little), that’s giving credit where credit is due, to our Colleagues who create and plan every single detail of each event. So recently, we asked our Colleague Crystal, one of the artists behind many of our fabulous decorations, like the hot air [...]

April 25th, 2016

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April 21st, 2016

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Celebrate Good Times Gala Raffle Fundraiser 2016

We’ve launched our annual Raffle Fundraiser for the 2016 Celebrate Good Times Gala in Neverland, coming up on May 6. Between donations from our Colleagues and community Partners, we put together a list of amazing prizes! Thank you to all who contributed. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, or 20 for $20. Tickets can be purchased now [...]

April 21st, 2016

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Running With Passion: Marathoner Peter Heslam

At Monday’s Boston Marathon, we watched countless runners take on and conquer 26.2 miles of pavement. We watched in awe of their dedication, their passion, their endurance. We cheered on athlete after athlete, and this year we were lucky enough to know one of those inspiring runners. He’s someone who inspires us every day with his passion [...]

April 20th, 2016

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Getting Fit & Staying Fit With Our Warrior Ivette

I’m Ivette, a Colleague at American Training who loves participating in (OCR) obstacle course races (Ivette is our Spartan Warrior). I started this new adventure four years ago and it has really changed my perspective on integrating fitness and fun into my life to be healthier. A few months ago, I was thinking of a [...]

April 12th, 2016

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Staying Young Inside and Out

We live in a youth-obsessed world!  But that doesn’t mean aging has to be a bad thing. Afterall, “Growing old is a privilege denied to many.” With age comes wisdom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your mind and body sharp and capable. Here are tips from experts on how to stay healthier, stronger, happier, and younger [...]

April 6th, 2016

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Three Cheers for our Wetherbee Student Volunteers!

Students from the local Wetherbee School in Lawrence have been enthusiastically volunteering here at American Training for the past 3 years. During their time with us they have consistently done an amazing job interacting and working with Guests in our Day Services branch during various groups, activities and training exercises. Their presence has not only fostered a sense of personal [...]

March 16th, 2016

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Preparing a Home Emergency Kit

Our Facilities Director Donny was recently talking with us about the right time to discuss creating a Home Emergency Kit. There’s no right time, we determined, or really, it’s always the right time. Disasters can strike without any warning. As Donny pointed out, its important to be prepared for an emergency and having a Home Emergency Kit [...]

March 15th, 2016

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A Feast Fit For St. Patrick’s Day

One of our favorite things to do in the Business Office is eat! So, with the holiday just ahead, we decided to find out how to prepare a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal. March 17 is a day celebrated to commemorate the life of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. You can learn more about the history [...]

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