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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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Announcing NEO’s April Programs: Learn to draw anime & hip-hop dance

Looking for fun activities, ways to connect with peers and the chance to improve or learn new skills? Check out our April activities, from high school and junior high hangouts to anime drawing and hip-hop dance.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up-today.

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The Kids Are Not Alright

Being a parent in 2020 has not been a job for the faint of heart. Distance learning, a global pandemic, political and economic uncertainty. So many curve balls have been thrown at us.

For many, social isolation has been the most difficult challenge during the past nine months. It’s especially hard for young people.

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Bright Futures For Youth Introduces New Website, Social Media Account

Bright Futures for Youth, the nonprofit organization formed with the merger of The Friendship Club and NEO Youth (New Events and Opportunities) this past summer, has debuted its website and social media platforms – detailing a wide range of efforts and programs to help meet the increasing needs of youth in Nevada County.

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NEO March (event) madness: Learn how to keep the beat, capture a great pic or apply SFX makeup

Looking for fun activities, ways to connect with peers and the chance to improve or learn new skills? Check out our March activities, from high school and junior high hangouts to drumming and photography. And our Rainbow Social supports LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up-today.

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Distance Learning Center Helps Meet High-Speed Online Needs of Students

Bright Futures for Youth helped establish and manages the free Distance Learning Center and Youth Hub at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Distance Learning Center and Youth Hub, which opened in mid-October 2020, provides educational services and supervision for students in Nevada County during the COVID pandemic and meets the subsequent health and safety requirements. The center offers high-speed internet access – important for online learning but difficult to get for many in rural areas.

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Distance Learning Center Opens at Fairgrounds

Jody Deaderick said it’s been difficult adjusting to the demands of distance learning this year. “I’m really thankful for this,” said Deaderick, a Camptonville resident, after dropping off her granddaughter Wednesday at the Distance Learning Center and Youth Hub on its first day. Ella Lock, a ninth grader at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning, has […]

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Bright Futures For Youth’s Friendship Club And NEO Programs To Supervise Distance Learning Center And Youth Hub At Nevada County Fairgrounds

Free breakfasts and lunches available for students; COVID safety guidelines will be followed Bright Futures for Youth will start providing much-needed internet access and supervision for students Monday, Oct. 26, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Main Street Service Center as part of an agreement between the fairgrounds and Nevada County. Bright Futures for Youth is […]

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Invest in Nevada County youth for today … and tomorrow

Dear Friends, The COVID-19 pandemic and shelter in place order is challenging youth – and all of us – in new ways, as we contend with isolation and uncertainty. For pre-teens to young adults with little control over their lives, this isolation can lead to dramatically increased anxiety, stress and despair – and the need […]

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