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Edie Hand- Keynote Speaker at WAAI Dinner

Edie Hand was a speaker earlier this year at the Womens Automotive Associaton International Dinner and shares the highlights with Automotive Digest


Proclamation Issued
For her work in the community, Mayor Zaragoza, the President of the Jefferson County Mayors Association issued a proclamation to Edie Hand and the Edie Hand Foundation.

October 13, 2011- View the proclamation text


You Pave the Way Program comes to Gardendale (October 10, 2011)
The Birmingham News highlighted the program and you can view the article here


You Pave The Way Program comes to Curry High and Middle Schools

The Daily Mountain Eagle featured Edie Hand's presentation to the students and teachers this past month.

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Jefferson County Mayors Association Recognizes the Nationwide Child Self Esteem Program Kickoff in Gardendale
October 5, 2011 - Click here to review the full news release

Interview with Edie Hand at a local COX Radio program by Dan Dailey

Click Here to listen to the interview with Edie Hand

Sept 19, 2011- Edie talks about the You Pave the Way Program and how area Mayors are promoting this in their communities.


The Walker County Board of Education is teaming up with local author Edie Hand in an effort to positively affect students in the area.

Sept 2011 | James Phillips - Daily Mountain Eagle

The “You Pave the Way” program is designed to assist students and their parents with issues affecting young people. The program is based on Hand’s book “31 Things to Raise a Child’s Self Esteem” and will kick off locally Walker County Board of EducationTuesday night with an event at the Sumiton Community Center.

Read more: Daily Mountain Eagle - ‘Pave the Way’ program to kick off Tuesday 

Here is the note that Dr. Jason Adkins- Superintendent shared
with the community.

  Edie Hand encourages local students

February 2011 | Jennifer Cohron Daily Mountain Eagle

Maddox Middle School sixth graders learned about the four c's -- confidence, choices, courage and character -- from local author Edie Hand last week. Hand's presentation was the launch of her "You Pave the Way" program in area schools. It is based on her book "31 Things to Raise a Child's Self-esteem," which she co-wrote with clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Kuriansky.
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Edie Hand Foundation and AskPatty.com Announce Partnership


June 2011

The Edie Hand Foundation, creators of the adolescent-focused You Pave the Way program, today announced it signed a partnership agreement with AskPatty.com Inc. and their network of Certified Female Friendly® automotive retail locations across North America.

Download the AskPatty Highlight Sheet on You Pave The Way



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