Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Community School: What is it and Why Should I Care?

A little over a year ago, Kearns Jr High was converted into a community school. But what does that mean? What makes a community school any different from the next school and what benefit does it have for the students … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Kids

Halloween is my favorite holiday there is something super alluring about haunted houses, candied apples and monster movies. However, my favorite thing about Halloween is trick or treating. As a child I used to love to go trick or treating, … Continue reading

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Using Music Class To Help Teens Fit In

This school year, I decided to try something new. Being a musician, I wanted to give the students at the After School Program the opportunity to express themselves through music. In order to bring music to the students, we decided … Continue reading

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Using Football to Teach Teens Life Lessons

Coaching Football is my passion! In my heart, coaching football is more religion than sport. Communities rally around high school football teams like they are armies going into battle! So I thought I would share my experience from the sport by … Continue reading

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Teen Substance Abuse – Get Involved!

Ten years ago, 16-year-old teens were coming to Youth Services on charges of using marijuana. Now, marijuana use starts at age 13. Not only are youth using more hard-core drugs, and at a younger age, but the problem is getting worse. In … Continue reading

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Bringing Therapy to the Schools: One more person who cares

Think back to your Jr. High and High School days….did you ever have difficulty focusing on your history lesson because your parents had a heated argument the night before?  Or maybe you had a death in the family? Or you … Continue reading

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