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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.
Celebrate Good Things                                          December 2018
Thank YOU!
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At this time of year there is a heightened awareness of gratitude and giving.  We at YSB are beyond blessed with our expanding partnerships, and the amazing support we receive from our community.  We have increased the numbers of youth and families that we have served throughout this last year. 

SoWashCoCARES (South Washington County Community Action Reaching Every Student), one of YSB's parnters, is looking for help. Their mission is to encourage and support our families to GIVE help and GET help
in their local community.  
Click here for info!
Holiday Donation to YSB
YSB will receive 300 Christmas boxes from King of Kings! The boxes are filled with essentials such as socks, shampoo, toothpaste and more. They will be distributed to YSB families and community partners early in December.  Thank you King of Kings!
Click for info 

Sleepover Safety
With the upcoming holiday and time off of school, you may be hosting or sending your child off to a sleepover.  YSB recommends implementing some common sense limits for you kids and their friends.  Click here for more sleepover safety information

Congrats to Andree!
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Congrats to YSB's Andree Aronson, Development Director, as she is the November recipient of  
"In the Spotlight" for Cottage Grove Area's Women in Business.  
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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How Can YSB Help?
Contact YSB to find out about confidential services,
such as:  Bring YSB event to your school, faith group or community!                                         Learn More
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      • Social Media
      • Bullying
      • Emotional Health
      • Chemical Health
      • Healthy Relationships

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for upcoming classes,
movies and presentations throughout the community!

Champion For Change
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Esperanza Lee, a member of our YSB Youth Advisory team, has been awarded one of the MN Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) 2018 Champion for Change awards.  Esperanza, a sophomore at Woodbury High School, has been sitting on MACMH's mental health well-being committee for two years.  She’s been invaluable.  
Click here to see more!
Pictured above left to right, Merri Guggisberg, YSB Youth and Family Education Coordinator, Esperanza Lee, Margaret Wachholz, Chair of Woodbury Thrives Mental Well-being Action Team.  
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If you enjoyed the Angst documentary, you will LOVE the new LIKE documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives.  Technology is a tool.  It's here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what's really happening? 
By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together. Join YSB to watch LIKE and take a look at how we can make positive changes, when using technology and social media.
Monday, January 14, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by: New Life Academy
Like Documentary link
Thanks to our Hosts, Partners and Sponsors, including:
 New life
Chemical Health Corner

What's That Called Again?
The use of substances has been around for centuries but what was popular 10 years ago may not be the drug of choice now. YSB has some great resources to help keep on top of what our kids are coming into contact with.  

 Nation Wide Vaping Epidemic
There has been a 78 PERCENT INCREASE in current vaping use among high schoolers in the last year. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling it an Epidemic in the schools. District 833 and YSB are planning an Electronic Cigarette/Vaping educational presentation for parents to learn more about this current trend, how to spot one, and how you can support your child. There will be a presentation at East Ridge High School and afterwards a panel for you to ask questions.  Check back for details and watch for updates from D833! To receive updates on community events, 
Upcoming YSB Partner Events
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If you signed up for a holiday basket,
pickup dates are:
Christmas Baskets
Sunday, December 15th 

The train will be rolling into our communities on
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train - Cottage Grove Stop!
Holiday Train donations collected in front of YSB
(7064 W. Point Douglas Road)
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.

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