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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.
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.                              August 2018
Community Events
Support YSB on
National Night Out!
Join YSB staff & stop in for FREE ACTIVITIES AND FOOD for ALL kids this summer!

August Locations include Newport Lutheran and Pullman Elementary!
Details at: SoWashCoCE/events

YSB partners with Park and Recs for another season of Summer Safety Camps across Bayport, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul and Woodbury!
"Dear YSB staff, 
Thank you for presenting at our annual youth safety camp! Your presentation was wonderful! Participants were interested and attentive - and LOVED the water-bead stress balls!
Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm and for all of the great things you and your team do for our community!"
Youth Homelessness –
A Community Issue
with A Community Solution
By: Cindy Parsons, Executive Director
St. Croix Family Resource Center
St. Croix Family Resource Center (FRC) completed a Runaway and Homeless Youth Study/ Action Plan, which is now available at
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Drop-In Center will be offered for youth with unstable housing,
opening Sept. 13th!
An Open House is scheduled for September 6th at 2:30 with a tour at 3 p.m.  Training is available for those interested in volunteering.
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How Can YSB Help?
Check out:
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for upcoming classes,

movies and presentations
throughout the community!

for more info on:  
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      • Parenting tips & tools  
      • Social Media
      • Bullying
      • Emotional Health
      • Chemical Health
      • Healthy Relationships

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If you haven't already-
be sure to follow us @YSBKnowsKids on Facebook and Twitter !

Leave us a review and share what you love most about YSB!
Want to Help?
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There are many ways to get involved - we'd love to help you find the right fit!

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YSB's expanding list of Partners and Supporters!

Grants to YSB allow for
increased mental health support
in Middle Schools
By: Mara Klecker, Star Tribune
"Schools in Washington County Article Imageand parts of Ramsey County are intensifying efforts to help preteens struggling with stress and anxiety, which can lead to more serious mental health problems if not treated.
Two new grants will bring therapists into middle schools in those two east metro counties.

Last week, Youth Service Bureau was awarded $50,000 from the Andeavor Foundation for an initiative to create safer schools.

The organization has also received $5,500 from the United Way of Washington County East to provide a mental health classroom presentations this coming school year."
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YSB expands age range to
serve young adults!

By: Katie Nelson, South Washington County Bulletin

Article Image"After serving kids ages 5-18 for around 40 years, the Youth Service Bureau is opening its age restrictions to young adults up to 25 years old.
Over the past two years, YSB has been constantly expanding both geographically and in its services, with age expansion being the latest addition.
The adult brain isn't fully developed until a person is in their mid-20s; past that, Sherman said, the issues people deal with tend to be different. Treatment in the early-20s can help prevent future problems, making it a good time to seek help."
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Special Thanks!
Joe Slavin Memorial Golf Tournament benefits YSB and increases Mental Health Services in area schools!

Picture: Darcy Hagar-Slavin, Kevin Wolff (Principle – Maplewood Middle School), and Travis Barringer (Principle – Skyview Elementary).
Joe Slavin was the principle at Skyview Middle School in Woodbury, Minnesota. Joe died by suicide June 7, 2017; his family and friends wanted to do something powerful to raise awareness about mental health and the need to talk openly about mental health concerns.  

All proceeds from this event ​were donated to YSB and Canvas Health, mental health service providers that directly impact the schools in ISDs 833 and 622, school districts that were dear to Joe heart, family, and friends.  
At the golf tournament, Darcy Slavin said,
We are here today to raise awareness for the need for mental health in our community and to break down the stigma related with mental illness.   A mental health condition is a medical illness, just like a physical condition. If you break your leg, you do not hesitate to seek treatment.
The same is true with mental illness. We are hoping to provide increased mental health services in the school districts that Joe served in order to decrease suicide risk, depression, and anxiety.  In order to manage your mental health you have to recognize it, name it and seek help.  You have to give up control in order to truly control it. This is what we need to teach others to do.”
We are grateful for the Slavin family and friends for reaching out and choosing YSB as a beneficiary of their event. 

The funds raised will provide mental health education to students, staff, and families in the ISD 622 and 833 communities. 

YSB Benefits from Werner Electric
Golf Tournament

Werner Electric is one of YSB’s newest partners, and we thrilled! 

On July 21, 2018 at Stonebridge Golf Course, Werner hosted their Charity Golf Outing benefitting YSB - raising $8,130!

Support like this helps YSB provide services to all those that need them, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Werner and YSB are working on a Partnership Path that will include education and support for the communities that they serve, and the employees and their families of Werner Electric. 

Thanks Werner Electric and we look forward to a long and meaningful partnership!

In photo, left to right: Merri Guggisberg, YSB Youth and Family Education Coordinator, Bob Sherman, YSB Executive Director, Cynthia Bennett, Werner Electric Strategic Marketing Manager, Andree Aronson, YSB Development Director.

Royal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting
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Royal Credit Union (RCU) has a new office in the Oak Park Heights/ Stillwater community and donates $500 to YSB!

RCU honored YSB by making a donation to help with our work with at-risk kids!
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.

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