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YSB’s 2020 Virtual Gala a Success!

Dear Friends of YSB, Thank you for supporting Youth Service Bureau’s first-ever Virtual Gala Event on Friday, September 18th. We are delighted to share with you that you and your fellow donors, sponsors, and auction item purchasers made our event fun, exciting, and a...

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

We all have a voice of care for family members, students, neighbors, and community members.  Thanks to a PACER’s focus on bully prevention, we all have an opportunity to unite, get educated, bring awareness and hope to all. Joining this this important message we at...

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

"Together it gets better" The Suicide Prevention Collaborative (SPC) was founded in the spring of 2010 by Dr. Shelly Strong, MD and Dr. Renee Penticoff, PsyD after the loss of several young lives to suicide in Washington County, MN.  Renee and Shelly felt deeply moved...

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Screen Free Summer

By: Merri Guggisberg, YSB’s Youth & Family Education Coordinator School’s out and the sun is shining but what now? YSB has compiled some fun activities to create lasting memories with your family, and none of them involve technology. Use this list to build a...

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2019 Gala Recap

Youth Service Bureau Celebrates its Third “Growing Together Gala” By Paul DeGeest, YSB Development Director On Friday, May 10th, educators, community leaders, elected officials, parents, friends, and YSB staff and volunteers came together to celebrate the third annual...

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Distracted Driving

By Ravi Roelfs, YSB Diversion Staff Welcome to Summer, hopefully everyone had a nice Winter and enjoyed all the snow we received through May 2019. As we move forward, YSB would like to discuss the topic of distracted driving while using a cell phone. Did you know the...

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NAMI and Mental Health Month

By Katy Jo Turner, Grassroots Organizer, NAMI Minnesota With a startling statistic that one in five people live with a mental health condition, it is equally as startling that the topic of mental illness is still met with insecurity and avoidance. Fortunately, this is...

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