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Youths Design and Auction Art Chairs To Benefit Local Scholarships

Dayton, Nevada – A joint summer project by teens from Central Lyon Youth Connection’s “Take A Seat” program and the Comstock Youth Works program has resulted in the transformation of old chairs into functional works of art. 427 more words

HCC Blog

July Bulletin

Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative, July 2015 Clark University—Statewide Research Partner

The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

Community Policing/Positive Youth Development

Shannon communities are witnesses to disproportionate levels of youth delinquency and violence, and face challenges to employing effective law enforcement responses to improve positive outcomes for the youth.   462 more words

Community Policing

Sportsmanship & Youth Development

Webster’s Third International Dictionary defines sportsmanship as “conduct becoming to an individual involving fair and honest competition, courteous relations and graceful acceptance of results”. Sportsmanship starts with parents teaching their youth how to accept a win or a loss, although in the 4-H youth development program, even if the youth receives a red ribbon, nothing is lost as long as some basic knowledge and skills were gained. 500 more words


Father's Day, Troubled Teens, and the Need for Community Dads...

For Father’s Day, I’m turning over my blog to my dad. He has some thoughts on the importance of dads, both our own and those in our community, based on his 30+ years working in the field of juvenile corrections. 1,095 more words

Poverty And Development

What makes a strong family?

All families function differently and all families have some strengths.

Retired UNL Family Life specialist, Doc. John DeFrain has done research for more than 20 years in several countries. 405 more words


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: A great opportunity for youth interested in STEM!

The United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point’s Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM is accepting applications for its middle school STEM camp.  One hundred and twenty (120) current 6th and 7th grade middle school students (rising 7th and 8th graders) will be selected to attend the hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities taught by Academy faculty and cadet mentors. 104 more words

Career Development

How Do I Get My Child To Do Chores?

Author: Gail Brand, Extension Educator

How do I get my child to do chores? We hear these statements from parents all the time! One main reason that children don’t respond is when parents make the chores “no fun” by nagging at their children to get them done! 729 more words