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    by Dianne Anderson Summer action at local parks for the kids will keep parents happy, but happier still, there seems to be enough work to keep their high school teens productive and paid well into the next school year. For parents not quite ready to splurge $100 or more per week per child to enjoy ...
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    Applications accepted through February 28 for youth ages 13 to 18   The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL), in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach and supported by Urban Word NYC, is launching the 2024 Long Beach Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) program. Applications for the program, which brings Long Beach youth the opportunity ...
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    About 700 community and business leaders donated more than $1.125 million to provide free after-school programs to children as part of the 2023 An Evening of Hope gala hosted recently by National CORE, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit developers of affordable housing. All funds will benefit the Hope through Housing Foundation’s Building Bright Futures initiative, which ...
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    Assemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson has introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 702, the Promoting Youth Success and Empowerment Act (PROMYSE Act), to support community-based youth development services in juvenile justice programs. The bill will reduce the involvement of law enforcement entities in these programs, by shifting resources to Community Based Organizations (CBO) and other non-law enforcement agencies, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some of the goals that grew out of the police killing of George Floyd are bringing millions in funding to support housing and health, along with a recent budget infusion set to get Long Beach ready for careers. It’s time to get it while the getting is good. Eli Romero, Pacific Gateway ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When push comes to shove, Project Fighting Chance is worried about what to do with the kids. Like most small nonprofits, the last thing they can afford is a monthly outlay set to balloon three times what they have been paying for years for their space at the Home of Neighborly Service ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The D.C.-based research and advocacy nonprofit, The Sentencing Project, has debunked a widespread narrative that youth crime has exploded during the pandemic. In a new report released on Tuesday, June 14, the group said it found scarce evidence of a new youth-led crime wave. The report ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kathy Johnson has seen the roadblocks many times before. Just the thought of a few small strings attached to free money and scholarships is enough to keep some students from the competition to enter lucrative fields of finance and accounting. Many don’t try because they mistakenly think they need to have a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Of all the skills that Tony Williams believes helped him traverse the hardest places of his youth, discernment tops his list, thanks to many caring mentors and coaches along the way. Growing up in Compton and through his high school years in Inglewood during the 80s seemed hopeless, everything was all about ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Gaming is not just child’s play anymore, but kids and teens are sure to have lots of summer fun with stuff they already love – drone flight, remote gadgets and interactive platforms. No shortage of entertainment and education through a six-week STEM camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). It runs the gamut ...