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Hands4Hope teens learn about media and health

Early last fall, Hands4Hope Youth Making a Difference was informed of a great opportunity to involve youth in a pilot program developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development called ​Media­Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active! The program is an interactive after­school education program for youth in grades fifth through eighth, designed to empower […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wanted by the FBI: High school juniors for Teen Academy

SACRAMENTO — Have you wondered if the TV shows featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation are realistic? Are you curious about what it takes to be an FBI agent or member of the FBI’s professional staff? Do you wonder what case work is like? If you are a high school junior in the area served […]

Comments Off / February 09, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Songs for Society’ helps teens find purpose

Oak Ridge seniors Sarah Reinhart and Simon Chan perform for Songs for Society. The club members would like to perform at more events in the community. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge junior Kyle Kauffman didn’t know many people when he transferred from his high school in Coloma last year. Then he noticed many of his new friends enjoy playing music, but couldn’t find the time to collaborate or have informal jam sessions between marching band practice and sports. Combining a love for music and […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

The El Dorado County Teen Court program in Placerville is now recruiting new student participants for the fall program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen Center gets high-tech outdoor game

Cheyenne Inglish, left, and Carina Baxter enjoy the EDHCSD's new NEOS 360 electronic, outdoor play equipment that was recenlty installed behind the Teen Center. VIllage Life photo by Julie Samrick

“It feels like a video game but it takes so much physical exertion,” said El Dorado Hills Community Services District Youth Development Coordinator Whitney Kahn of the NEOS 360, a deluxe piece of electronic play equipment installed behind the Teen Center earlier this month. “This is the perfect bridge between electronics and being outside enjoying […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Epic Sierra trips teach teens respect for environment

A program of the American River Conservancy, Epic Sierra Adventures was established to provide an affordable adventure travel and service learning program for young adults. Geared towards high school youth, ages 14-18, Epic Sierra integrates environmental education into adventure travel and volunteer stewardship during a 14-day journey, July 20 through Aug. 2. Epic Sierra introduces […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

H4H reaches out to foster teens

The Hands4Hope Youth Board hosted its third annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser benefitting the Foster Family and Adoptive Services program's high school seniors. The ?event raised $3600, $2700 of which was donated to the beneficiary, with the remainder being used by the Youth Board for additional outreach projects. Pictured top row, right to left: Haley Leholta, Samantha Hodson, Erica Lautrup, Jamin Sagay, Eden Broughton, Julia Phillips and Suzy McLoed  (of Foster Family Adoption Services); bottom row, right to left: Ameshah Prabaharan, Brianna Lauren, Niagara Pal, Noopur Khachane and Katie Hasko. Courtesy photo

The third annual Hands4Hope Youth Board Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser held earlier this spring was a huge success, raising $3600 for Foster Family and Adoption Services and other H4H Youth Board projects. The Youth Board chose Foster Family Services after listening to speakers from two local agencies and feeling a connection with the struggles of teen foster children. […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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