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Bright Futures for Youth to open new NEO Youth Center in the late summer, starts capital campaign for the project

Bright Futures for Youth will open the Center at its offices on Litton Hill in Grass Valley.

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Lights on Top of Litton Hill After-School Party

Bright Futures for Youth will celebrate Lights on After-school and the life-changing benefits of such programs 3:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 200 Litton Drive in Grass Valley. The event is for adults and youth between ages 11 and 18. The community is invited to attend the free event that includes live music, a bounce house, […]

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New SAFE Drop-in Navigation Center provides much-needed services for children, young adults experiencing homelessness

Bright Futures for Youth’s just-opened SAFE Drop-In Navigation Center provides much-needed services for children and young adults experiencing homelessness. Learn more about the Drop-In Center, our programs and how you can get involved.

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GREAT Camp of great value to youth

During a recent Grass Valley City Council meeting, Grass Valley Police Officer Zack LaFerriere detailed the annual GREAT Camp and how it helps youth. Two youth who attended the camp spoke about how valuable the week is to youth. You can hear the comments on a YouTube video and read about the GREAT Camp in The Union.

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How to donate to a nonprofit like Bright Futures for Youth without paying taxes

Wealth-management adviser Rick Kalb, who is on the Bright Futures for Youth Board of Directors, shares how big gains from investments can be donated to nonprofit organizations without a tax hit. It’s good for the organization – and your pockets.

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Assemblywoman Dahle Awards Bright Futures for Youth Nonprofit of the Year

Bright Futures for Youth has been named the Nonprofit of the Year for the 1st District by Assemblywoman Megan Dahle, an award that recognizes the organization’s far-reaching efforts to help several hundred children and young adults every year in Nevada County.

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KNCO helps us celebrate graduations – and the accomplishments of three young women

The Grad Night celebration on KNCO discussed our organization and how we helped prepare three young women for the next step after graduation. Hear their accomplishments, how they overcame numerous challenges and their life plans.

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Three Young Women to Graduate from High School – And The Friendship Club

The three soon-to-be graduates will share their accomplishments, challenges and experiences – and how The Friendship Club helped them – during a Grad Night celebration at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, on KNCO-AM (830) and STAR-FM (94.1).

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‘A vicious cycle’: Bullying in school can be in person, online

Bullying can happen anywhere. And with smartphones and social media, cyberbullying can also take place at any time.

It’s a fast-growing problem nationwide and in Nevada County, affecting at least one of every five — and likely more — teens, according to multiple reports.

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Original song and music video by Bright Futures for Youth teens details risk of cigarettes, vaping as part of county tobacco use prevention campaign

Nine teens involved in Bright Futures for Youth programs have written and recorded an original song and music video with a message about addiction and the dangers of cigarettes and vaping.

The song, Love and Dreams, is part of the Tobacco Use Prevention Campaign by the Nevada County Public Health Department.

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