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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.
February 2017              Better Choices. Brighter Futures.
Upcoming Events
These events are
OPEN to the public and
FREE to attend:
District 622 Education Center
North St. Paul, MN 55109


First Presbyterian Church
Stillwater, MN 55082
"Growing Together"
YSB's Inaugural Gala
Please save the date for
YSB's upcoming Gala - as we pave the way for Better Choices and Brighter Futures! 
Thursday, May 18th
Lake Elmo Event Center

Visit for details, registration and sponsorship opportunties!
Funds raised towards our expansion campaign will receive a 1:1 match from Otto Bremer Trust!
YSB's Mission and Programs
Every family needs help from time to time-
and YSB ensures youth and families never have to face life's challenges alone!
Quick Links

For MORE INFO on:  
  • Parenting tips & tools
  • Social Media
  • Bullying
  • Emotional Health
  • Chemical Health
  • Healthy Relationships
YSB is charging full-steam ahead in
our 41st year!

With the our $1.1 million expansion campaign already in full swing, and past the $745,000 mark - we at YSB are full of gratitude for the meaningful partnerships and support we continue to share throughout the Washington County community!

From receiving Stillwater Chamber of Commerce's Non-Profit of the Year award, to new partnerships in local schools and hosting our Inaugural Gala on May 18th, this year is SURE to be one of our best yet!
We THANK YOU for the opportunity to serve you - our local families - and we encourage you to use (and share) the resources below!

Remember, you never have to face the challenges of raising teens alone.

  YSB is only a call, or click away, at
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
as posted on: Love Is
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Love-Is-Respect is a "resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!"
Check out their online resources: including communication tips for Health Relationships, Quizes and Hotlines to help youth (and families)!
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Webinar - Teens Helping Teens: Empowering Young People to Support Each Other
Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m. CT

Studies show that teens are more likely to go to their friends for help or support. This webinar, aimed at adult allies (educators, parents, youth organizations), will provide information and strategies for teaching young people about healthy relationships and how to support one another.

Register Here
Non-Profit of the Year Award!
Stillwater Chamber announces community award winners
Stillwater Gazette
The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees and winners for its inaugural community awards - including Youth Service Bureau, Inc as NON PROFIT OF THE YEAR!

All nominees and winners (were) recognized at the inaugural Chamber Winter Gala Community Awards Celebration at the Water Street Inn on Friday, Feb. 10."
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Community support for YSB's $1.1m Expansion Campaign!
Bremer Trust gives $400K to youth agency
Kevin Guiles, Star Tribune
"The grant supplies a significant share of the YSB’s $1.1 million program expansion campaign, said Executive Director Bob Sherman. Otto Bremer gave half the $400,000 in December and will award the other half in 2017 when YSB matches that amount with money from other sources, he said.

The campaign is intended to launch chemical health programs in school districts, hire additional therapists, and expand education programs."

YSB to Expand Programs in Washington County
Katie Nelson, South Washington County Bulletin
"...[Executive Director, Bob Sherman] said they are expanding in part because younger kids need services as well as having to serve a greater range of issues including bullying, social media problems, anxiety and depression.
"We're seeing the age of the kids that come in to the therapists decrease considerably; we're seeing kids come in as young as 4 years old, kids 9, 10, 11, 12 years of age," he said. "We see their families need more (help) as well."
The expansion will also focus on growing the chemical health program, concentrating on substance abuse prevention in schools with kids who have been identified as at risk by teachers or family.
"Ounce of prevention, pound of cure," Sherman said. "We'd rather work with these kids before they're addicted."                                                                             
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Better Choices. Brighter Futures.

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