By far the most recent popular check-in question in our tribe of youth developers is- “What are you going to do after the pandemic?” This article confirms what people are sharing with us. Get you party hats on and your most hyped playlist queued up because… WE ABOUT TO PARTY (or something close to it)! […]
DMX, who sold millions of records and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, was the first musician whose first five albums reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart. He passed away from complications of a heart attack on April 2, 2021. YDN is sending nothing but love to our fellow DMX fans and family. Where is DMX in […]
Congrats to Lindsey Lykins from Roseville’s Northern California Dance Conservatory for Being Accepted Into Juilliard
For years my son and Lindsey danced together at Northern California Dance Conservatory. They put timeless hours and made countless sacrifices to dance to the limits of their strength and passion for the art. My son graduated before Lindsey and is dancing on the East Coast at a prestigious conservatory. Last week we received the […]
The technology already exists. All that’s missing is the vision and the right partnerships. Fast Company 4-16-21 Excerpt: “One of the big learnings from the COVID-19-induced school shutdowns is that virtual learning, quality education, and career readiness don’t need to be mutually exclusive. The failure of the curriculums that schools adopted early in the pandemic […]
It has to start somewhere, it was to start sometime, what better place than here? What better time than now? Zack de la Rocha
One of the additional concerns that was mentioned in our Youth Engagement Report was climate change which got me thinking again about things that I can do to reduce my carbon footprint. While so many tips and tools that are more sustainable are not accessible or equitable this New York Times article introduces a lot […]
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to take some time off and spend a weekend out in nature. On my drive down to the Trimmer Recreation Area I couldn’t help thinking that the perfect song to go with all the beauty around me would be Wildflowers by Tom Petty and the song has […]
I cannot express how excited I am for Sacramento right now. After seeing the faces of young fans when the season was postponed last year I have been waiting for this moment. Following the recent announcement by Governor Newsom regarding the resumption of limited fans in attendance for live events at indoor venues across the […]
As the weather gets nicer it is dawning on me how much time I have spent inside in the last year and I could use as many helpful tricks as possible to spend more time outdoors. Here are 95 simple ways to get out more, including some creative ways that I hadn’t considered before!
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King
In Episode 32 of in our tribe, we are joined by YDN Youth Development Specialist/Trainer Meg Birmingham to discuss why there is a drop in youth engagement in school and community programs based on data from YDN’s Sacramento Youth Engagement Report. Check out in our tribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher!
Having recently lost someone dear – this video rendition of the song brought a smile to my face as I remembered the joyful times we shared together with her – and a reminder of the importance of making that time to share with loved ones. Electronic DJ trio Cash Cash has released a new song […]