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Helping youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community.
May 2017                        Better Choices. Brighter Futures.
Don't Miss Out!
Pre-Register by SUNDAY, MAY 14th!

Call 651-439-8800
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for details and registration.
Funds raised towards our expansion campaign will receive a 1:1 match from Otto Bremer Trust!
Join YSB!
Youth Service Bureau is growing!

Now hiring:

Chemical Health Specialists

Youth & Family Therapists
Join our team and help local youth make Better Choices and build Brighter Futures!


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YSB's Mission and Programs
Every family needs help from time to time. 
YSB exists to make sure youth and families never have to face life's challenges alone.
On May 18th we will
celebrate 40 years of service-
and grow for the future!


YSB started in 1976
as a way to keep troubled youth from entering the Juvenile Justice system. Today, we offer so much more!

Our consistent focus on
prevention and early intervention programs give youth opportunities to learn skills they need to be more successful - before lasting harm occurs.

Your support helps:
  • low-income families access mental health services.

  • local students receive chemical health services & support at school.

  • parents and caregivers develop skills and awareness for their family's well being.
Know someone facing difficult times?
YSB is only a call or click away at
13 Things Parents Should Know about "13 Reasons Why"
By: Rochelle Kruska, M.A., LAMFT
YSB Youth & Family Therapist

YSB Therapist responds to this Article Imagenew, popular series on Netflix- based on a novel centered around a high school student who dies by suicide.

Get tips for talking about this series with your kids - including what the series does well, where it misses the mark, and what YOU can do to as a parent to find resources and
support for youth.
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Real Stories from YSB
By: Mary Divine, Pioneer Press


Bayport Police Officer Brittany Lepowsky shows a cell phone video of her recent rattle snake rescue in Bayport, to Jenna Ellis, 10, during recess after they ate lunch together at Anderson Elementary School in Bayport on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
The two were paired up in February through a diversion program run by Youth Service Bureau; the program is intended to keep children and teens out of the court system. Jenna was referred to the program after she ran away from home on February 1, 2017.              
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(Photo: Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)
Internet Safety and More!
Summer vacation is on the horizon for many families - along with concerns about children's choices and safety during less structured summer months!
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YSB is proud to partner with many community
departments to provide Internet Safety sessions
for youth during Summer Safety Camps!

Cottage Grove Safety Camp - June 20th & 21st
The Cottage Grove Recreation, Police, and Fire Departments are teaming up to encourage youth safety. Youth grades 3-5 will experience 26 safety presentations including 911, fire prevention, bike, water, kitchen, and Internet safety.
More Information and register:

Woodbury Safety Camp - July 18th & 19th
Woodbury safety camp is a two-day program for youth grades 3-5. Police officers, fire fighters, camp leaders and local safety experts will lead hands on activities and presentations. Examples of safety experiences: canoe, sport, archery, animal, fire home, and Internet safety.

More info and register:

Bayport Safety Camp - July 31st & Aug. 1st
Bayport Police Department offers a two-day program for youth entering 3-5 grades. The camp offers a variety of topics including water, bike and Internet safety.

More info and register at: 651-275-4404

Inver Grove Heights Safety Camp
- Aug. 3rd
Inver Grove Heights Recreation along with the Police, Fire Departments and local organizations offer safety training. Exciting hands-on experiences include fire, water, bike, and Internet safety for youth ages 6-10.

More info and register at:
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.

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