YouthZone Brings Award Winning Filmmakers to 2022 Ascent Film Festival

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By Carol Wolff YouthZone Brings Award Winning Filmmakers to 2022 Ascent Film Festival Emmy-nominated Katherine Roberts and award-winning filmmaker Rob Shearer will be mentoring 10 youth filmmakers. The talents of these young filmmakers will be showcased through video, animation, music, writing, poetry, and photography. Mentors will work directly with each youth filmmaker to achieve their […]

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Collaboration allows YouthZone to mesh services with local partners

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By Airen Goodman Program and Outreach Coordinator A collaborative approach with community partners provides effective opportunities for early intervention with youth in our region.  As YouthZone’s new Program and Outreach Coordinator, my goal is to create and implement new ideas through these collaborations to identify gaps for each client. Utilizing each partner’s strengths and expertise […]

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Local collaboration key to providing a network of youth support

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By Stefanie Maurice Grants and Data Manager YouthZone’s recent efforts to strengthen collaboration with a strong network of community partners to share resources and funding will mean increased and positive outcomes for youth, families and communities. Increasing access and decreasing barriers through these partnerships provides a broader network of support at an earlier stage to […]

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Find the ‘Why’ of Troubling Behavior

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by Courtney Dunn, MSW Youth Advocate & Therapist Psychological trauma – words that no one likes to hear, especially when these words coincide with some of our community’s most vulnerable, children and teenagers. There is no doubt that psychological trauma is hard topic of discussion, but it is an important one because it drastically affects […]

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