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Make a Healthy Difference in the Lives of Youth

Put your culinary skills and experience to excellent use as our Kitchen and Nutrition Program Manager. With a new commercial kitchen, you will enjoy the resources and support to make a healthy difference in the lives of hundreds of youth in Nevada County.

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Youth homelessness is a growing problem in Nevada County

Nevada County is battling a fast-growing, hard-to-see and often-overlooked problem that threatens our youth: homelessness.

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KNCO helps us Celebrate our Graduating Class of 2021

Grad Night celebration on KNCO detailed our expanding organization and how we have made a difference in the lives of six high school – and Friendship Club – graduates. Hear their accomplishments, challenges and plans for the future.

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Bright Futures for Youth offers summer day camp for students

Bright Futures for Youth will open a Youth Hub Summer Day Camp, allowing kindergartners to ninth-graders to expand their education and skills – and give hardworking parents a free or low-cost safe and supervised option for their children this summer.

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Attend our Youth Hub Summer Day Camp!

The Youth Hub Summer Day Camp is a fun and educational camp for youth that will be offered as week-long sessions for six consecutive weeks this summer. Scholarship available.

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We’re Hiring for Summer

We’re hiring seasonal employees for our youth summer day camp. Apply today!

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Celebrate The Friendship Club Graduating Class of 2021

Six resilient and remarkable young women will graduate from high schools in Nevada County – and The Friendship Club. You can learn about their accomplishments and experiences – and how The Friendship Club helped them – during a Grad Night celebration at 6 p.m. May 12 on KNCO-AM (830) and STAR-FM (94.1).

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Investing in Our Community: Dutch Bros Grass Valley

Dutch Bros. Grass Valley donated $1 per drink on April 26, and the community came out in force, raising $4,050 for Bright Futures for Youth. It’s just the kind of jolt that goes a long way.

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NEO May Activities

Announcing NEO’s May Activities: Learn Stained Glass Making & Mural Painting!

Looking for fun activities, ways to connect with peers and the chance to improve or learn new skills? Check out our May activities, from high school and junior high hangouts to mural painting and stained glass.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up-today.

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How to Help Kids During the Pandemic

Being a parent during the pandemic has been tough. Distance learning, political and economic uncertainty. So many curve balls have been thrown at us. For many, social isolation has been the most difficult challenge. It’s especially hard for young people.

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