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Three young women will soon graduate from high school – and The Friendship Club

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – A devastating pandemic that closed schools and led to distance learning, isolation from friends and much uncertainty has challenged students for more than two years. Despite the many, often-changing and sometimes overwhelming obstacles, three young women continued to focus on their education, passions – and future. Now, those young women will […]

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Bright Futures for Youth Executive Director Singer receives Women of Persistence Award

Bright Futures for Youth Executive Director Jennifer Singer was recently honored with the Women’s Caucus of the League of California Cities’ Women of Persistence Award. The annual award celebrates women who have persisted in their efforts for equality, change, growth and improvement in their communities. Jan Arbuckle, Vice Mayor of Grass Valley and former President […]

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Survey that counts those experiencing homelessness will expand to include children and young adults

Children and young adults will be counted for the first time as part of a closely watched survey that determines how many people are experiencing homelessness in Nevada County, and could affect future funding and help identify services needed in the region. The Youth Action Board of Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care – a […]

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Bright Futures for Youth’s SAFE program for youth experiencing homelessness receives $937,000 grant

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – Bright Futures for Youth has received a $937,000 state grant from The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to expand outreach and case management efforts for youth experiencing homelessness, a fast-growing and often hard-to-see problem in Nevada County. The three-year grant through Elevate Youth California – a project of The Center at […]

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Bright Futures for Youth to open new NEO Youth Center near the Nevada County Fairgrounds in early 2022

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – Bright Futures for Youth will open a new NEO Youth Center at the former Silver Springs High School campus near the Nevada County Fairgrounds, providing after-school and occasional weekend activities and events for youth in western Nevada County. The NEO Youth Center, located at 12338 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, is […]

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First-ever Heart of Gold bike race rescheduled for November 20 in Nevada City

NEVADA CITY, Calif. – Hundreds of bike enthusiasts will compete November 20 in the first-ever Heart of Gold, a challenging 55-mile gravel course race through Gold Country that will help increase awareness and raise funds for mental wellness programs for youth in Nevada County. The Heart of Gold was postponed in September because of air […]

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Heart of Gold Race on Sept. 25 in Nevada City to attract hundreds of riders and raise money for mental wellness programs for youth in Nevada County

NEVADA CITY, Calif. – Hundreds of bike enthusiasts will compete Sept. 25 in the first-ever Heart of Gold, a challenging 55-mile gravel course race through Gold Country that will help increase awareness and raise funds for mental wellness programs for youth in Nevada County. The Heart of Gold starts at 8 a.m. at the Eric […]