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Youth Job Corps Program Internships Available

Our summer internships provide opportunities for young people to learn some new skills and prepare for the future. Bright Futures for Youth is accepting applications for the following Youth Job Corps internships: Lead Kitchen Assistant, NEO Youth Center Youth Development Recreation Assistant and NEO Youth Development Art Assistant, and Friendship Club Youth Assistant

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Recruiting for a Youth Peer Support Specialist for SAFE program

Bright Futures for Youth is looking for a Youth Peer Support Specialist for our SAFE program to assist youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more and how to apply.

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Eight Young Women to Graduate from Bright Futures for Youth’s Friendship Club Program

The young women, who were freshmen when the pandemic started, will graduate from their respective high schools – and The Friendship Club. They will be honored during the 23rd annual Graduation Gala at 6 p.m. May 15 at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

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GREAT Camp 2024

GREAT Camp – Two, one-week leadership camps for 30 incoming 6th graders and incoming 7th and 8th graders run by NEO staff and Grass Valley police officers.

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Shop at Target? Your votes could help generate a big donation to Bright Futures for Youth

Bright Futures for Youth is honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to our organization! Now through June, vote for Bright Futures for Youth through the […]

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NEO Program Director Halli Ellis-Edwards receives Women of Persistence Award

NEO Program Director Halli Ellis-Edwards was honored Wednesday (March 20) with the Women’s Caucus of the League of California Cities’ Women of Persistence Award. The annual award celebrates women who have persisted in their efforts for equality, change, growth and improvement in their respective communities. Grass Valley Mayor Jan Arbuckle, former President of the California […]

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Bright Futures For Youth’s Nevada County Cinderella Project Moves. Grand Opening Saturday, Feb. 24, At Sammie’s Nifty Thrift Shop, Grass Valley

Bright Futures for Youth’s Nevada County Cinderella Project – an organization that provides free dresses, tuxedos and other formal clothes for proms and special events to middle and high school students and younger college students – has moved to a space inside Sammie’s Nifty Thrift Shop at 535 E. Main St. in Grass Valley. A grand opening is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.

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Lights, camera … NEO Youth Center

Check out the highlights of the grand opening of the new NEO Youth Center on October 26. Food, fun, games and even a dance party were part of the celebration of the first-ever youth center of its kind in Nevada County.

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Bright Futures for Youth Held Grand Opening of New NEO Youth Center on Litton Hill as Part of Lights on After School Celebration on Oct. 26

$500,000 Capital Campaign-funded Youth Center includes a café, music room, small stage and game area. Several hundred youth every year will develop friendships and learn new skills at the NEO Youth Center.

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2024 Heart of Gold Gravel Race Festival: Vendors, Food, Live Music and More

Saturday, Oct. 5, 12-4 p.m. Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City Hundreds of experienced bike riders – many from the Bay Area and Southern California – will compete in the third annual Heart of Gold, which starts and finishes at the Rood Center. Whether you are competing, supporting a rider or just enjoy a […]

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