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  • 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
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    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
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    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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