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Bright Futures for Youth and our programs are frequently in the news, and we would like to share the reports and stories with you. Please sign-up for our emails and receive the latest news. We promise to respect your email – and privacy.


Homeless Youth

Bright Futures for Youth’s SAFE program will count the number of youth experiencing homelessness in Nevada County from May 9-11

Accurate data on children and young adults experiencing housing instability is the key to additional funding and possibly more services – and to connect with more youth.

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Youth Development Coordinator One-year Paid Internship Available

Bright Futures for Youth is seeking a Youth Development Coordinator who enjoys supervising young people during after-school and summer programs. The position is a full-time, one-year paid internship.

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Career opportunity with a life-changing impact

Bright Futures for Youth is looking for an Office Manager, a critical position that helps oversee our day-to-day operations. Learn more and how to apply.

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Dignity Health supports BFFY

Dignity Health and its community hospital Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital have donated $43,000 to Bright Futures for Youth. Learn how we are going to put those much-appreciated dollars to work for our kids – and the community.

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Local Rotary Clubs provide $40,000 for NEO Youth Center

Nevada County’s four Rotary Clubs have donated a combined $40,000 for the new NEO Youth Center, a much-appreciated and deeply special gift for our organization. We cannot thank them enough for the donation that will be used for the Café section of the NEO Youth Center.

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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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