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Los Angeles’ Designer Michael Ferrera Selected as a Finalist Cricket Community Stars

Michael Ferrera (right), founder of Michael Ferrera Custom Clothing and finalist in the Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest is pictured with Monica Cevallos, Cricket Wireless Senior Marketing Manager during an in-store celebration on Small Business Saturday. As a finalist, Ferrera is eligible to receive the grand prize package of up to $5,000 in cash and mobility prizes. Photo provided courtesy of Steed Media Group

Michael Ferrera (right), founder of Michael Ferrera Custom Clothing and finalist in the Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest is pictured with Monica Cevallos, Cricket Wireless Senior Marketing Manager during an in-store celebration on Small Business Saturday. As a finalist, Ferrera is eligible to receive the grand prize package of up to $5,000 in cash and mobility prizes. Photo provided courtesy of Steed Media Group

LOS ANGELES, CA- On Saturday, November 29, Cricket Wireless hosted an in-store celebration for its Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest. This year they selected Michael Ferrera of Los Angeles and owner of the Michael Ferrera Custom Apparel as one of the three finalists.

Family, friends, and the community were able to show their support as Ferrera competes for the grand prize package. Some of the prizes that he is eligible for include a cash prize of up to $5,000 and a free Samsung Galaxy S5 courtesy of Samsung along with a year of Cricket service.

At Saturday’s celebration, Ferrera recorded a video outlining his business story and community involvement. The video can be viewed on Cricket’s YouTube channel. To learn more about Michael Ferrera, please visit www.michaelferrera.com.

BrittCares’ 7th Annual Thanksgiving Event with Kevin Hart a Success

Founders of BrittCares Jamie and Shirell Henderson and Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart

Founders of BrittCares Jamie and Shirell Henderson and Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart

LOS ANGELES, CA-BrittiCares International, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, hosted their 7th annual “Thanksgiving With My Family” at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was a special guest and presented BrittiCares with $30,000 to continue in their mission of helping terminally ill children.

As children admitted to hospitals during the holidays don’t get to enjoy their families, BrittiCares’ “Thanksgiving With My Family” gave them the opportunity to dine together on a day meant to be spent with family and friends.

BrittiCares will host its annual, “Give Life For Christmas” Blood Drive, on Saturday, December 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The community is urged to donate blood as donations run low during the holidays, yet the need remains great. For more information and/or to donate visit www.britticares.org.

Taylion Academy’s Teachers are as Unique as Their Students

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The newest Taylion Academy, located in the heart of San Bernardino, sees every student as a unique and talented individual. 
“Taylion also believes that it takes a talented, unique teacher to connect with today’s students on an educational level. Terry Trebilcock is a shining example of a teacher that connects with his students,” said Tim Smith president of Taylion Academy.
Trebilcock, known as Mr. T to his students, is one of the teachers on the San Bernardino campus. If experience is the greatest teacher, then Trebilcock is in the right profession, as he has been teaching for more than 39 years. 
“I have actually been teaching since about 1975, I taught engineering classes at Henry Ford Community College in Michigan,” said Trebilcock. “I also taught business classes at Chaffey College for about three years.”
Trebilcock holds credentials in Physics and Math Fundamentals.  For Trebilcock, the reason for teaching has been, and always will be, the students.
“I like the feeling you get when the light bulb goes on for these kids, and you see what they can do with it,” said Trebilcock. “For example, two kids I taught last year in engineering classes, they liked engineering so much they applied at Chaffey to get for their engineering program.  To me, that’s the biggest payoff.”
Trebilcock is not only a dedicated, highly qualified teacher, but is a man of many talents, including Pool. “In 2013 I ranked in the top 100 in U.S. Amateur Pool.” He plans to compete in an upcoming tournament in February.
Kids are a major aspect of Trebilcock’s life, and it shows when one looks at the success of his son, Terry Trebilcock, Jr. If that name sounds familiar, it is because he is the owner of King of the Cage, a Mixed Martial Arts promotion based in Southern California.
King of the Cage is wildly popular in the Inland Empire. That makes for some pretty interesting conversations with Trebilcock’s students.
Taylion’s Grand Opening Celebration is set for Friday, December 5 at noon at 1184 W. 2nd Street, Suite 101, San Bernardino, CA 92410.  Please RSVP by calling (909) 889-5152
For more information on Taylion Academy, call (909) 889-5152.

About Taylion Academy
At Taylion Academy we are committed to providing students with the most flexible options of Independent Study, Online Learning and Homeschooling, so that our students can benefit from personalized learning plans that are designed to allow them to thrive and succeed at their own pace. We understand each student learns differently and education should be just as individualized as the needs, strengths and weaknesses of our students. Therefore, we have made it our sole mission to inspire our students and parents, provide advanced tools and systems for learning, and offer more choices to give you the best chance to fulfill each student’s dreams!