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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.
June 2017                     Better Choices. Brighter Futures.
Gala Highlights and More!
YSB proudly announces that it raised $41,741 at its inaugural Gala
held on May 18th!

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 YSB presented former Washington County Sheriff William Hutton with an award for Lifetime Service to Youth and Families. "As an exemplary member of our Board of Directors and a decorated law enforcement officer, his leadership and vision have transformed thousands of lives throughout the St. Croix Valley.”
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Dr. David Walsh, our keynote speaker and YSB advocate said, “Early intervention is key to steering challenged youth toward a path leading to more positive and responsible behavior. Countless young men and women have benefited from the innovative and caring programs YSB has offered for over 40 years.” Dr. Walsh is the Author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.
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Youth-Speaker Marina Steiner received a standing ovation for bravely sharing her journey with her YSB therapist to address anxiety, while her family received financial support to maintain mental health services during a time of both parents' layoffs.

See more photos and highlights here!

Annual Report
2016 was the most successful year in Youth Service Bureau’s 40 year history. The hard work and legacy of providing exceptional programming has paved the way for the  successful launch of YSB’s $1.1 million program expansion campaign.
Full report here (large file, welcome your patience)
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Summer is finally here! We are just as excited as you to welcome the warm weather, sunshine and summer break.
June is Internet Safety month. Following are ideas for keeping your kids safe while online and strenghtening their developmental assets.  We've also included suggestions for healthy alternatives from media for the entire family - with a fun Facebook Challenge for you!
Know someone facing difficult times?
YSB is only a call or click away at
5 Things Parents Can Do to Promote Safe Internet Use
By: Merri Guggisberg
YSB Youth & Family Education Coordinator

At YSB, we focus on the 40 Development Assets from the Search Institute to build protective factors in our kids. These assets help kids become caring, responsible and productive adults. The full Developmental Assets list can be found at –how many do your kids have?
Here are five free things you can do to improve your kids’ online safety in the months ahead, which can also deepen and grow their assets:

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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:
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!


Better Choices. Brighter Futures.

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