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Nevada County Cinderella Project joins Bright Futures for Youth

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.

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Bright Futures for Youth is seeking a Youth Development Assistant who enjoys supervising students during after-school and summer programs

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.

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First-ever BFFY Newsletter

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.

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SAFE is helping about 50 youth experiencing homelessness – four times more than planned

Nevada County is facing an increasing and often hard-to-see problem – youth homelessness.

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First-ever Heart of Gold Bike Race: great ride, great cause

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.

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Double duty for volunteer and new mentor Connie Salcido

Connie Salcido knows the importance of a mentor who encourages, supports and “plants the seed” to new opportunities and possibilities.

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Eric Ove: Cooking and serving several thousand healthy meals per year – and teaching valuable life skills

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.

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Alum becomes program manager of TFC

Chelsy Warmerdam knows firsthand the importance and power of The Friendship Club.

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Bright Futures for Youth meets the ever-changing needs of the community thanks to your record-setting support

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!

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Kids get the holiday blues, too

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.

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