By Cristy Clavijo-Kish
Founder & Co-Publisher
The next two weeks are surely significant ones among the Judeo-Christian community with the observances for Easter and Passover. We should take the opportunity to speak about our own traditions, but also about others. I started the discussion on Passover in my home by making my girls their actual favorite soup- Matzo Ball soup although we are not Jewish.
It certainly helps that I live in a community with a strong Jewish population. My girls have grown up being sensitive to our neighbors walking in the street on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. I’m going to use the coming media coverage of Passover traditions and activities as a learning opportunity. Like our St. Patrick’s Day coverage where we made baked goods, a green punch AND spoke about Irish culture and music, the next two weeks also provide such learning opportunities. Cultural learning certainly includes religious culture of all shapes and colors. What matters is that our tweens keep expanding their little sponge-like minds and experiences.
How are you sharing the upcoming holidays? And please share any other holidays or festivities that we should cover..
Cristy is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning marketing, media and communications practitioner and social media influencer with more than 20 years experience and specialization in Hispanic and multicultural community initiatives and digital content marketing.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, she realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.