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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 »

UPDATE: Teen found

Amy Richards went missing on Tuesday, June 3. If you see Amy or have any information call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (530) 621-6600 or Detective Rich Horn at (530) 642-4715.

Amy Richards, 16, was located yesterday in the San Francisco area. Amy had used a bicycle to travel from Placerville through Sacramento and eventually to a Bay Area Rapid Transit station. She then used BART to travel into San Francisco and eventually contacted the staff at a Starbucks Coffee shop in San Francisco, where she […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Spring Awakening explores the teen years

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its April 2014 production of the electrifying musical drama “Spring Awakening.” This marks the first performance by The Falcon’s Eye on the magnificent main stage of the Harris Center for the Performing Arts. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Spring Awakening” is a rock […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Teen asks community to light it up blue

Matthais Zierhut wants to turn El Dorado Hills blue for World Autism Awareness Day. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Matthais Zierhut has prepared for this role his whole life. The 16-year-old Oak Ridge sophomore is the planner and coordinator of El Dorado Hills’ first Light It Up Blue event in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2. Autism Speaks created the campaign where more than 1,300 cities spanning all seven continents take part. […]

2 Comments / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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