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Former President Barack Obama on Civic Engagement

Inspiring words from former President Barack Obama, and his panel of adolescents and young adults, earlier today in Chicago, Illinois.

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Summer Arts and Science Program in Historic Silver City, Nevada

Silver City, Nevada– Each summer, Healthy Communities partners with the historic Comstock community of Silver City,  plus many regional groups and volunteers, to organize a  summer science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) program that’s free to youth in the Northern Nevada region. 573 more words

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Don't Block the Truth: Take a Stand Against Teen Dating Violence

On Wednesday, March 1st, The Block Center hosted Don’t Block the Truth: Take a Stand Against Teen Dating Violence at the Troy Boys and Girls Club. 263 more words

Troy Record: "Troy Boys and Girls Club volunteer Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunity"

A great article by Pamela Reese Finch about our co-founder, Jerry Ford, Team H.E.R.O., and The Block Center.

“Everything points back to the youth,” Ford said.

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The Hyper-Sensitivity of Youth

Earlier this week, I had to coax my son into toning down something he had written for one of his classes.  What he had written down made a lot of sense, but because his words… 621 more words

Positive Youth Development

Stand Tall’s Young Leaders in Lyon County Have Big Plans for 2017

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties sponsors Stand Tall teams in 4 high schools and one middle school in the Lyon County School District. 757 more words

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Adolescent Well-being: A Healthcare Challenge

Adolescence is a critical, but often overlooked, period of development. During this time, youth are exploring new physical, mental, social, cultural, and sexual boundaries.

With expanding social media platforms and capabilities, youth are primed to connect and engage far beyond the household. 264 more words

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