Mary Bess Bolling takes over leadership of YouthZone’s Restorative Justice program

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Helping youth understand the impact of their actions on their community requires an effective communicator with strong leadership skills. Mary Bess Bolling began building relationships with the YouthZone community in 2019 when she came on board as the Administrative Manager. Her new role as the Restorative Justice Coordinator allows her to expand her engagement with […]

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Words From a YouthZone Client

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YouthZone Client  Spring 2021  My idea is to address the issues people struggle with. Adult and youth drug and nicotine users should really think about what they’re doing and how it could affect their future and health, including their mental health. For example, if you get caught doing drugs or any nicotine product outside, near, or inside the school campus, it can really affect your school record and can make […]

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Teens emotional health impacted by Covid-19 restrictions

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By Keith Berglund  Assistant Director    It has been well over a year since the Covid-19 pandemic changed all our lives dramatically. The social restrictions put in place to contain the pandemic have left most of us feeling exhausted and stressed out. Families have been in “survival mode” for all or most of that time with children experiencing a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, and fear.   The pandemic has been especially difficult […]

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