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  • Romona's Kids: Esperanza helps students go to college

    Romona's Kids: Esperanza helps students go to college

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:13:57 GMT
    For three young friends, heading off to freshman year of college is especially bittersweet. All their lives, they've helped each other get to this moment, but they'll be separated for the first time.More >>
    For three young friends, heading off to freshman year of college is especially bittersweet. All their lives, they've helped each other get to this moment, but they'll be separated for the first time. We went to the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland to meet Romona's Kids.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: A Cappella Camp

    Romona's Kids: A Cappella Camp

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:36:01 GMT
    For today's Romona's Kids, we went to the East Side of Cleveland as kids were preparing to head back to school. Many students take music classes or choir, but these Romona's Kids spent the summer at an A Cappella Camp.More >>
    For today's Romona's Kids, we went to the East Side of Cleveland as kids were preparing to head back to school. Many students take music classes or choir, but these Romona's Kids spent the summer practicing at an A Cappella Camp. More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Camp Imagine

    Romona's Kids: Camp Imagine

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:13:37 GMT
    A local camp is helping special needs children thrive this summer. Camp Imagine is for kids from Kindergarten through age 21 who face learning or physical challenges. More >>
    A local camp is helping special needs children thrive this summer. Camp Imagine is for kids from Kindergarten through age 21 who face learning or physical challenges. It helps keep the students from losing the skills they learned during the school year, but there are plenty of fun activities too.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: CASA Latino Youth Leadership

    Romona's Kids: CASA Latino Youth Leadership

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:58:30 GMT
    Some local middle school students are showing pride in their culture, while making their community a better place to live. We went to Lorain to meet this week's Romona's Kids.More >>
    Some local middle school students are showing pride in their culture, while making their community a better place to live. We went to Lorain to meet this week's Romona's Kids.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Teens spend summer vacation becoming community leaders

    Romona's Kids: Teens spend summer vacation becoming community leaders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:41:23 GMT
    Summer is a time for kids to have some fun before heading back to school but some of Romona's Kids just took a big chunk of their vacation, to learn how to be leaders in the community.More >>
    Summer is a time for kids to have some fun before heading back to school but some of Romona's Kids just took a big chunk of their vacation, to learn how to be leaders in the community.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Team Ethan

    Romona's Kids: Team Ethan

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:21:24 GMT
    Today's Romona's kids is Team Ethan, and they are running a triathlon to help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy.
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    Today's Romona's kids is Team Ethan, and they are running a triathlon to help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Christian Boone

    Romona's Kids: Christian Boone

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:50:21 GMT
    Cleveland Heights teenager Christian Boone won't let anything stand in the way of his college education. He comes from a broken home and has fought his whole life for his goals.More >>
    Cleveland Heights teenager Christian Boone won't let anything stand in the way of his college education. He comes from a broken home and has fought his whole life for his goals.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Hiram House Camp

    Romona's Kids: Hiram House Camp

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-04 03:05:15 GMT
    School may be out, but plenty of local kids are still learning important lessons, thanks to a summer camp that's been around for more than 100 years. Tonight's Romona's Kids are in Chagrin Falls.More >>
    School may be out, but plenty of local kids are still learning important lessons, thanks to a summer camp that's been around for more than 100 years. Tonight's Romona's Kids are in Chagrin Falls.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Cleveland Youth Rowing Association

    Romona's Kids: Cleveland Youth Rowing Association

    Thursday, June 26 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-06-27 00:18:45 GMT
    Some local teens are learning valuable life lesson from a sport that's unlike any other they've ever tried. It could even help send them to college. This week's Romona's Kids are in Cleveland.More >>
    Some local teens are learning valuable life lesson from a sport that's unlike any other they've ever tried. It could even help send them to college. This week's Romona's Kids are in Cleveland.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Canetta's Cause

    Romona's Kids: Canetta's Cause

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-06-20 21:14:54 GMT
    In this week's Romona's Kids, we have the inspiring story of a young woman who's taking her battle with cancer, and turning it into her legacy; something that will live on and help others.More >>
    In this week's Romona's Kids, we have the inspiring story of a young woman who's taking her battle with cancer, and turning it into her legacy; something that will live on and help others.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Invictus students say Thank-You for helping make a magical prom

    Romona's Kids: Invictus students say Thank-You for helping make a magical prom

    Thursday, June 12 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-06-12 23:30:43 GMT
    The students at Invictus High School were able to have a magical Prom night, with help from 19 Action News viewers who donated dresses and formalwear to students in need.More >>
    The students at Invictus High School were able to have a magical Prom night, with help from 19 Action News viewers who donated dresses and formalwear to students in need. More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Academic Signing Day

    Romona's Kids: Academic Signing Day

    Thursday, June 5 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-06-06 00:28:47 GMT
    While many schools focus on their athletes, St. Martin focuses on the students who got it done in the classroom and earned academic college scholarships.More >>
    While many schools focus on their athletes, St. Martin focuses on the students who got it done in the classroom and earned academic college scholarships.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Berea-Midpark High School Leader Workshop

    Romona's Kids: Berea-Midpark High School Leader Workshop

    Thursday, May 29 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-05-29 23:14:06 GMT
    We wanted to know how our young people deal with bigotry and racism. We were invited to watch as a local group tackled the issue. Tonight's Romona's Kids are in Berea.More >>
    We wanted to know how our young people deal with bigotry and racism. We were invited to watch as a local group tackled the issue. Tonight's Romona's Kids are in Berea.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Mentoring young women in Akron

    Romona's Kids: Mentoring young women in Akron

    Thursday, May 22 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-05-23 00:18:25 GMT
    Sometimes we see kids trapped in cycles that are hard to break, and they need to learn how to take control of their own future. That's where some local young women come in, helping younger girls see theirMore >>
    Sometimes we see kids trapped in cycles that are hard to break, and they need to learn how to take control of their own future. That's where some local young women come in, helping younger girls see their potential.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: The Upside of Downs

    Romona's Kids: The Upside of Downs

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-05-16 00:47:24 GMT
    Every week on Romona's Kids, we tell you about local children and teens doing amazing things in the community. In this story, a local teen turned herself into a concert promoter, to benefit a cause she's passionate about.More >>
    Every week on Romona's Kids, we tell you about local children and teens doing amazing things in the community. In this story, a local teen turned herself into a concert promoter, to benefit a cause she's passionate about.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Arshawna's story

    Romona's Kids: Arshawna's story

    Saturday, May 10 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-05-10 20:21:58 GMT
    Romona Robinson has spent nearly 20 years supporting women and men in the fight against breast cancer. And in that time, she's never met a teenager facing the disease, until now.More >>
    Romona Robinson has spent nearly 20 years supporting women and men in the fight against breast cancer. And in that time, she's never met a teenager facing the disease, until now.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: "Fighting Unicorns" - All-girl robotics team

    Romona's Kids: Fighting Unicorns - All-girl robotics team

    Thursday, May 8 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-05-08 23:56:41 GMT
    It's been said that if America wants to out-innovate the rest of the world, we need to get more girls and women interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Some local teens areMore >>
    It's been said that if America wants to out-innovate the rest of the world, we need to get more girls and women interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Some local teens are taking a huge step toward that goal. Tonight's Romona's Kids are in Shaker Heights.
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  • Romona's Kids: Making a difference in the fight against cancer, Relay for Life

    Romona's Kids: Making a difference in the fight against cancer, Relay for Life

    Thursday, May 1 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-05-01 22:56:28 GMT
    Some local students are proving that kids can do great things. They're making a difference in the fight against cancer in memory of a teacher who died from the disease. This week's Romona's Kids are inMore >>
    Some local students are proving that kids can do great things. They're making a difference in the fight against cancer in memory of a teacher who died from the disease. This week's Romona's Kids are in Strongsville.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Cleveland School of the Arts

    Romona's Kids: Cleveland School of the Arts

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:54:30 GMT
    We've all seen television shows and movies about young performers. Students here in Northeast Ohio are also doing what they love every day, while getting strong academics at the same time. When you walkMore >>
    We've all seen television shows and movies about young performers. Students here in Northeast Ohio are also doing what they love every day, while getting strong academics at the same time.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Invictus High to hold first traditional prom

    Romona's Kids: Invictus High to hold first traditional prom

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:55:44 GMT
    Prom dresses at InvictusProm dresses at Invictus
    Prom season is here, but what if you go to a non-traditional high school that's never had a dance? That's why the school is trying to reward students for a job well done with their first-ever prom, and you can help!More >>
    Prom season is here, but what if you go to a non-traditional high school that's never had a dance? That's why the school is trying to reward students for a job well done with their first-ever prom, and you can help!More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Esperanza

    Romona's Kids: Esperanza

    In some Cleveland high schools, only 40% of students graduate. Its a stat that has always troubled me. But, I recently visited an impressive program, that's helping kids get that diploma. Its run by "Esperanza" in the Hispanic community, and that's where we find, tonight's Romona's Kids.More >>

  • Romona's Kids: Elementary charter school succeeds with unique approach

    Cleveland elementary charter school succeeds with unique approach

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-11 00:54:40 GMT
    Recent studies show that American students are not reading at grade level, and kids in dozens of countries do better than American students in math and science. But some innovative local charter schoolsMore >>
    Recent studies show that American students are not reading at grade level, and kids in dozens of countries do better than American students in math and science. But some innovative local charter schools are working to turning those statistics around.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: 2014 Youth of the Year

    Romona's Kids: 2014 Youth of the Year

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:12:52 GMT
    A lot of Cleveland children grow up seeing violence on the streets, and even losing loved ones to it -- but the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland is giving kids a safe place where they can reach their fullMore >>
    A lot of Cleveland children grow up seeing violence on the streets, and even losing loved ones to it -- but the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland is giving kids a safe place where they can reach their full potential.

    This week's Romona's Kid is an inspirational teen recently named the club's "Youth of the Year."
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  • Romona's Kids: Fighting cancer one cupcake at a time

    Romona's Kids: Fighting cancer one cupcake at a time

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-03-27 23:07:46 GMT
    More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. Now we're meeting one of Romona's Kids in Westlake, who is doing something about it in her own way, one cupcake at a time.More >>
    More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. Now we're meeting one of Romona's Kids in Westlake, who is doing something about it in her own way, one cupcake at a time.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: March the Madness Out of Hunger

    Romona's Kids: March the Madness Out of Hunger

    Thursday, March 20 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-03-21 03:20:56 GMT
    While basketball fans will be watching their brackets for the next couple of weeks, a local school is using March Madness as a way to feed the hungry this year! These Romona's Kids are in Bay Village.More >>
    While basketball fans will be watching their brackets for the next couple of weeks, a local school is using March Madness as a way to feed the hungry this year! These Romona's Kids are in Bay Village.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Little girl loves animals more than birthdays

    Romona's Kids: Little girl loves animals more than birthdays

    Thursday, March 13 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-03-14 01:25:14 GMT
    A local 12-year-old girl, with a very big heart for animals is proving it, by giving up birthday presents and a party every year to help local rescues. "I've got 6 or 7 pets at the house, including fish,More >>
    A local 12-year-old girl, with a very big heart for animals is proving it, by giving up birthday presents and a party every year to help local rescues.

    "I've got 6 or 7 pets at the house, including fish, and I just absolutely love animals," said Karlie Smick. 
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  • Romona's Kids: Green Inspiration Academy

    Romona's Kids: Green Inspiration Academy

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:38 AM EST2014-03-07 11:38:27 GMT
    We've heard of rap music being used to reduce violence, but a local school is using it to teach kids everything from discipline to good citizenship. They're Romona's Kids.More >>
    We've heard of rap music being used to reduce violence, but a local school is using it to teach kids everything from discipline to good citizenship. They're Romona's Kids.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: YMCA East Side Stingrays

    Romona's Kids: YMCA East Side Stingrays

    Thursday, February 27 2014 7:53 PM EST2014-02-28 00:53:04 GMT
    It's a sad scene that plays out again and again on local beaches. Someone who doesn't know how to swim disappears under the waves and drowns. According to a study by the USA Swimming Foundation andMore >>
    The YMCA East Side Stingray swim team is showing other children that they can do more than stand in the shallow end and splash around. The Stingrays can compete with elite local swimmers.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: UpStage Players celebrates 20th anniversary

    Romona's Kids: UpStage Players celebrates 20th anniversary

    Friday, February 21 2014 4:19 PM EST2014-02-21 21:19:57 GMT
    A children's theater company in Cleveland's Collinwood area is getting a standing ovation on its 20th anniversary for helping local kids become leaders, singing and dancing all the way! What's uniqueMore >>
    A children's theater company in Cleveland's Collinwood area is getting a standing ovation on its 20th anniversary for helping local kids become leaders, singing and dancing all the way!More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Teen Dating Violence

    Romona's Kids: Teen Dating Violence

    Friday, February 14 2014 6:09 PM EST2014-02-14 23:09:40 GMT
    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Some local students took a closer look at this tough subject for a class project and what they found is startling.More >>
    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Some local students took a closer look at this tough subject for a class project and what they found is startling.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Shoes and Clothes for Kids

    Romona's Kids: Shoes and Clothes for Kids

    Friday, February 7 2014 7:50 AM EST2014-02-07 12:50:36 GMT
    There are thousands of children in Greater Cleveland who have never worn a new item of clothing, or bought a new pair of shoes.More >>
    There are thousands of children in Greater Cleveland who have never worn a new item of clothing, or bought a new pair of shoes.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Coach Sam's Inner Circle

    Romona's Kids: Coach Sam's Inner Circle

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 2:48 PM EST2014-02-05 19:48:26 GMT
    We see a lot of negative stories about kids, but a program headed by former Cleveland Browns coach, Sam Rutigliano is teaching grade school kids, to aim high and make their dreams come true.More >>
    We see a lot of negative stories about kids, but a program headed by former Cleveland Browns coach, Sam Rutigliano is teaching grade school kids, to aim high and make their dreams come true.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: N. Royalton High School student's random acts of kindness

    Romona's Kids: N. Royalton High School student's random acts of kindness

    Friday, January 17 2014 7:52 AM EST2014-01-17 12:52:07 GMT
    Sometimes teenagers are perceived to be into themselves, interested in things they shouldn't be doing. But some of  "Romona's Kids" are proving they have a heart, and are doing great things to help.More >>
    Sometimes teenagers are perceived to be into themselves, interested in things they shouldn't be doing. But some of  "Romona's Kids" are proving they have a heart, and are doing great things to help people.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: 10 year-old returns home after delivering supplies to Kenya

    Romona's Kids: 10 year-old returns home after delivering supplies to Kenya

    Friday, January 10 2014 6:55 AM EST2014-01-10 11:55:57 GMT
    The Garfield Heights 10-year-old spent two weeks in Africa - and delivered donated supplies to kids in a poverty stricken village. He's back home, with incredible stories to tell.
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    The Garfield Heights 10-year-old spent two weeks in Africa and delivered donated supplies to kids in a poverty stricken village. He's back home, with incredible stories to tell.
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  • Romona's Kids: The Singleton's

    Romona's Kids: The Singleton's

    Thursday, January 2 2014 7:08 PM EST2014-01-03 00:08:21 GMT
    Romona's Kids, Sydnie SingletonRomona's Kids, Sydnie Singleton
    The Singleton kids, Sydnie, Shelbie and Sean are already published authors - their book, "Thinkie Winks on the Move." It encourages and inspires children to have a positive outlook, and dream big dreams.More >>
    The Singleton kids, Sydnie, Shelbie and Sean are already published authors - their book, "Thinkie Winks on the Move."

    It encourages and inspires children to have a positive outlook, and dream big dreams. Thinkie Winks are cartoon characters that correspond to nine virtues in a bible passage.
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  • Romona's Kids: 10-year-old helps others in Kenya

    Romona's Kids: 10-year-old helps others in Kenya

    Usually during Romona's Kids, Romona brings you stories of children who are doing great things for their community. But, meet a young man who's making an amazing difference for others; people who are thousands of miles away.More >>
    Usually during Romona's Kids, Romona brings you stories of children who are doing great things for their community. But, meet a young man who's making an amazing difference for others; people who are thousands of miles away.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Bullying and Peer Pressure

    Romona's Kids: Bullying and Peer Pressure

    You may have heard about charges, against two Florida teenage girls, after they bullied a classmate so badly, she killed herself. Horrific stories like that, remind us, how it important is …to teach our children, how to handle bullying and peer pressure. In tonight's Romona's Kids, I visited a group, that's doing just that, in Cuyahoga Heights.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: 10-year-old helps others in Kenya

    Romona's Kids: 10-year-old helps others in Kenya

    Thursday, December 19 2013 10:51 PM EST2013-12-20 03:51:49 GMT
    Usually during Romona's Kids, Romona brings you stories of children who are doing great things for their community. But, meet a young man who's making an amazing difference for others; people who are thousandsMore >>
    Usually during Romona's Kids, Romona brings you stories of children who are doing great things for their community. But, meet a young man who's making an amazing difference for others; people who are thousands of miles away.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Ashley Imbrogno's "Warming the Hearts"

    Romona's Kids: Ashley Imbrogno's "Warming the Hearts"

    Thursday, December 5 2013 7:49 PM EST2013-12-06 00:49:42 GMT
    16-year-old Ashley Imbrogno's "Warming the Hearts" project makes fleece tie blankets to comfort hospital patients and seniors in nursing homes. The inspiration came when she was five years old and veryMore >>
    16-year-old Ashley Imbrogno's "Warming the Hearts" project makes fleece tie blankets to comfort hospital patients and seniors in nursing homes. The inspiration came when she was five years old and very sick, in the hospital.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: St. Edward High School freshman "Day of Service"

    Romona's Kids: St. Edward High School freshman "Day of Service"

    Thursday, November 21 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-11-21 23:35:02 GMT
    On Thanksgiving, people will gather with their families, give thanks, and eat hearty meals. But for some families, that's a struggle. That's where some Romona's Kids come in. A group of local youngMore >>
    On Thanksgiving, people will gather with their families, give thanks, and eat hearty meals, but for some families, that's a struggle.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Esperanza

    Romona's Kids: Esperanza

    Thursday, November 7 2013 8:10 PM EST2013-11-08 01:10:33 GMT
    In some Cleveland high schools, only 40% of students graduate. It's a troubling statistic, but Romona Robinson recently visited an impressive program that's helping students get their diploma. It's runMore >>
    In some Cleveland high schools, only 40% of students graduate. It's a troubling statistic, but Romona Robinson recently visited an impressive program that's helping students get their diploma. It's run by Esperanza in Cleveland's Hispanic community.More >>
  • Romona's Kids: Shawn Spencer

    Romona's Kids: Shawn Spencer

    Thursday, October 10 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-10-11 02:05:04 GMT
    In 1990, 19 Action News Anchor Romona Robinson started a segment called: Romona's Kids. It was a way to encourage kids, and showcase the positive contributions they're making in our community. I'veMore >>
    In 1990, 19 Action News Anchor Romona Robinson started a segment called: Romona's Kids.

    It was a way to encourage kids, and showcase the positive contributions they're making in our community. I've continued my work with kids, and now the "stories" are coming back.
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  • Romona's Kids Returns Thursday

    Romona's Kids Returns Thursday

    Thursday, October 10 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-10-11 01:26:34 GMT
    It's back by popular demand. In 1990, while Anchor of Channel 43's Ten O'Clock News, I started my Romona's Kids segments showcasing good children making positive contributions in their school or community.More >>
    Back by popular demand! Uplifting stories that will showcase the positive contributions our children are making in our community. Watch Romona's Kids weeknights on Thursday at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on 19 Action News.More >>
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