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YDN is Hiring – Facilitator – Trainer Position

Are you inspired by the power of strengths and relationships?  Do you believe that people who know their strengths and talents—and who feel connected to their peers and community–are amazing individuals who often lead and change the world?  Are you interested in joining a team of diverse people who have these beliefs and who support […]

Tips & Tools

How to Encourage Collaboration in Kids Through Cooperative Play

Watching kids work and play together is a wonderful thing, and their ability to cooperate with others can have a big impact on the kind of person they grow up to be. It’s a particularly important stage of a toddler’s development as it is only at this stage that they begin to recognise the needs of […]

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Yolo County Student Election Poll Workers Recruitment

There are only 21 days from Election Day and as part of the effort to engage youth in the democratic process and ensure voters in Yolo county are provided with the best access to voting, the Yolo County Elections Team are in need of your help in recruiting high school age students, 16 years and older, […]

Ear Candy

Drew Green – Good Ol’ Man

Being a father of two, this song hits home. Drew Green puts what we’re all feeling into words of his song, Good Ol’ Man. We’re all just trying to be the best version of ourselves, and more often than not, doing our best is the best we can do. 


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates  and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Here are some activities, books, and resources you can use to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with children in your classroom.


No Mow May

April showers bring May Flowers and while we (seemingly) haven’t had any rain this year, May is still one of the most important months for native flora to grow. This brings us to the concept of No Mo May: “Mowing your lawn less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including […]

Ear Candy

Dog Inside a Car – Fell Runner

Another one for the summer playlists! Dog Inside a Car is simple, catchy, and provides a dynamic listening experience.  I know we go fast and we go far, but I’ll never know how the engine works 

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Big Day of Giving 2022 Results

During this year’s Big Day of Giving, nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised a record $13.4 million, which is pretty Awesome!  If you donated to any nonprofit organization last week, thank you so much for helping make our communities even brighter.

Tips & Tools

5 ways to show you can lead

Not everyone has a chance to have a leadership roll, but there are ways to show that you are able to lead. This part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series goes into detail about how we can demonstrate our leadership potential to yourself and others. Like… Take Responsibility Include other people Speak up Ask questions […]


 Daniel H. Pink – The Power of Regrets

Daniel Pink shares in this TED Talk — 4 kinds of regret — and what they teach you about yourself. Regret is one of our most powerful emotions — and also one of the most misunderstood. Over the past two years, author Daniel H. Pink has collected a trove of more than 16,000 regrets from […]

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom – April 26, 2022

“When it all boils down, it’s about embracing each other’s stories and maybe even finding that synergy to collaborate for the common good.”  Dhani Jones – Former American Football Player

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