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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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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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