Tag Archives: youth programs

Sesame Street Presents: Echoes Of Incarceration

From the folks at Sesame Street, an eye-opening look at the lives of 5 young filmmakers whose parents are incarcerated. Learn more at EchosOfIncarceration.org. Advertisements

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Johnson County to Host Recognition Event for Community Partners on 18 June 2014 at 4:30 PM

Recipients of County Funds Invited to Celebrate Impact of Funding on County’s Quality of Life Johnson County, Iowa – On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will host the event “Enhancing Quality of Life in Johnson County: A Celebration of Community Partners,” at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 […]

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Community Forum: Resolving Racial Disparity in Johnson County’s Youth-Serving Systems

(Source: “Resolving racial disparities in Johnson County Youth Systems community forum to be held May 29,” WeCreateHere.net, 9 May 2014, by Kiran Sood) Event Video Below is a video recording of the event. Event Commentary The following is a commentary about the event by Greg Johnson, an event attendee: This was an excellent workshop that […]

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This mentoring program results in a 44% drop in violent crimes

“[We need to make sure that] our criminal justice system doesn’t just function as a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” ~ Barack Obama Learn more here http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

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Survey Results Released on 450 School Administrators’ Perspectives: Behavior Management, Mentoring Rated Top Ways to Improve School Discipline

Across the country, school leaders are working with state and local governments to improve their approaches to school discipline so they can provide safe, nurturing environments to students while keeping kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system. Today, as part of its School Discipline Consensus Project, the CSG Justice Center is releasing the […]

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Johnson County to Host Recognition Event for Community Partners on 1 July 2013 at 4:30 PM

Recipients of County Funds Invited to Celebrate Impact of Funding on County’s Quality of Life On Monday, July 1, 2013, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will host the event “Enhancing Quality of Life in Johnson County: A Celebration of Community Partners,” at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 South Dubuque Street, […]

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Juvenile Justice Reform – “Pay Now or Pay Later – Truancy in Washington State” (Video)

Truancy is a major issue in Washington state, and has been at the forefront of Washington Models for Change work since the program’s inception. Programs developed by Models for Change partners that offer alternatives to formal court processing of truant youth have shown promise, but funding for these programs through Washington state’s “Becca Laws” is […]

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The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Youth Programs

Summary. This is an information reference page about The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. The following information was obtained from the organization’s website. [source] The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people residing in America’s most distressed communities through baseball and softball themed programs. Badges for Baseball – […]

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Community Corrections Improvement Association (CCIA)

CCIA’s Mission To support community based corrections with community involvement, acceptance, and financial resources to establish and embrace pro-active programs that break the cycle of dysfunction for the family. History and Impact Over the past fifteen years CCIA has become a local, state, and national leader and continues to redefine the critical issues and provide […]

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Children of Promise Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

The video below is about the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) which is a mentoring initiative offered by Children of Promise. Learn More. The information below is from the Children of Promise website. [source] The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) serves Johnson and Linn Counties and is a positive youth development initiative that serves at-risk middle and high school youth. The […]

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Children of Promise One-On-One Mentoring Program

The video below is about the One-On-One Mentoring Program which is a mentoring initiative offered by Children of Promise. Learn More. The information below is from the Children of Promise website. [source] “One-on-One Mentoring serves Johnson and Linn Counties and matches one youth with one caring, adult mentor. Youth are eligible for this program if they have a […]

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Children of Promise, Foster Grandparent Program

The video below is about the Foster Grandparent Program which is a mentoring initiative offered by Children of Promise. Learn More The following information is from the Children of Promise website. [source] The Foster Grandparent Program serves Johnson, Jones, and Linn Counties and provides intergenerational opportunities for mature adults to mentor children in schools, community […]

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Iowa City Police Department to Mentor At-Risk Kids Through Children of Promise Program

Children of Promise is joining forces with the Iowa City Police Department to mentor at-risk kids during the program’s Youth Leadership summer enrichment series. Beginning June 10, Children of Promise will gather at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City to work with area youth on team-building, social, and leadership skills. Police officers will join staff […]

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