The Nevada County Cinderella Project, a nonprofit that provides free dresses, gowns and attire to high school students for proms and other special events, has become part of Bright Futures for Youth.Read More
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Bright Futures for Youth is looking for a Youth Development Assistant, a part-time gig for our after-school and summer programs that can have a life-changing effect on youth.Read More
Learn how BFFY is expanding food services with a new kitchen and nutrition program manager; a former Friendship Club alum is now overseeing the program; and a longtime Nevada County resident puts her four decades of work experience to helping girls as a volunteer and mentor. Plus, the holiday blues affect children, too – and two local experts offer some advice on how to bring more cheer to the holidays for youth dealing with loss.Read More
Nevada County is facing an increasing and often hard-to-see problem – youth homelessness.Read More
The first-ever Heart of Gold Race was a huge success, with more than 200 riders, perfect weather and a ton of support for the event that raised money for teen mental wellness programs in Nevada County.Read More
Connie Salcido knows the importance of a mentor who encourages, supports and “plants the seed” to new opportunities and possibilities.Read More
Bright Futures for Youth’s first-ever full-time kitchen and nutrition program manager Eric Ove has much on his plate, from cooking and serving 150 meals every week to developing and teaching nutrition education programs for youth.Read More
Chelsy Warmerdam knows firsthand the importance and power of The Friendship Club.Read More
Challenging times call for creative thinking, innovation and a bit of serendipity. We have relied on all three as we have navigated the past 18 months and we want to thank you for helping us support youth in our community at unprecedented levels in our history!Read More
Life’s many challenges – such as divorce or a death in the family – or even the school break and time away from friends can turn holiday cheer into a difficult period for children.
Two local experts discuss how to deal with the holiday blues, and how a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.Read More