Geeking-Out

Cultivating Happiness

We all want to be happy. But is becoming happier even possible? These five tips can show you how to get more joy and satisfaction out of life.Tip 1: Train your brain to be more positiveTip 2: Nurture and enjoy your relationshipsTip 3: Live in the moment and savor life’s pleasuresTip 4: Focus on helping […]

Praise Our Peeps

Sacramento Public Library Summer Fun

Summer Reading Challenge June 1 – August 15 — All reading is good reading. Dive into a good read and join us for our Summer Reading Challenge. Read anything you want and log your reading to earn a prize and complete activities to earn badges. Books, ebooks, graphic novels, audiobooks – whatever your pleasure if you […]

Podcast - in our tribe

Episode 36: YDN Camp Alumni

YDN Camp Alumni Olivia Contreras Fernandez, Quincy Brown, and Nicoda Adams join host Adrian Ruiz to have a reflective conversation on their experiences at YDN’s youth leadership camp. Thanks to all of our supporters and staff who lead the charge to create the magic of camp! It couldn’t be done without the heart and soul […]

Geeking-Out

LEGO Group teases release of 21327 Typewriter in cryptic video

“Over the last few months, talk has been circulating that the next LEGO Ideas set is soon to be released and that it will be 21327 Typewriter. Nothing has been confirmed by the LEGO Group or LEGO Ideas yet, but social media accounts for both companies just dropped a cryptic video that could confirm the […]

Ear Candy

Lead The Way – Jhené Aiko

I finally had the opportunity to see Disney’s Raya and The Last Dragon and I loved it! Jhené Aiko lends her vocals to the movie’s credits song called “Lead The Way”. Check out the song here and go check out Raya and The Last Dragon on Disney+ today!

Praise Our Peeps

California teen is marching 266 miles for climate justice

“The climate crisis isn’t a future threat. It’s as real and tangible as the ash drifting across the sky. I’m no longer comforted by the thought that adults will clean up their mess. I feel outraged and hopeless. That’s why I’m marching 266 miles, from Paradise to San Francisco, with fellow youth activists from the […]

Tips & Tools

How To Reframe Fear And Seize Opportunity

“How we manage fear matters. There isn’t a person who hasn’t questioned their abilities, leaps in careers, relationships and more. In my research and work, I had many successful women share stories about feeling fraudulent and not worthy of responsibility or promotion. This is human nature. I remind them that how we see ourselves and […]

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. -Audre Lorder

Tips & Tools

Class Reflection Activities to Close Out a Tough Year

After a challenging year of pandemic schooling, these activities help students reflect on what they’ve learned and look forward to what’s coming next. Despite the numerous challenges that came with pandemic schooling, this article shares positive and creative ways many teachers have found to help students reflect on what they’ve learned this year and look […]

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Where I Belong – A Week Away Movie

“A Week Away” is an enjoyable film. This movie shows how even in your darkest of times just a little bit of friendship and love can turn your whole life around. It’s a high-energy musical that made me feel happy when I watched it. Where I belong is one of my favorite songs from the […]

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