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Scattergories

Looking for more fun activities to do with coworkers, students, and family online? Check out this online version of Scattergories. The website automatically sets each round to twelve categories and two minutes, but there is an option to change the amount of categories and the time limit. You can also customize the categories by adding […]

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Support YDN Through AmazonSmile

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Youth Development Network” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works: Open the […]

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95 Ways to Get Outside

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!

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Creating a “Spark File”

Daniel Pink sharing tips on how to capture your great ideas and still get work done. Balancing the urgency of getting stuff done today with the importance of generating ideas for tomorrow. Learn more from Daniel Pink himself on this recent Pinkcast.

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Support the AAPI Community

A recent study from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that while overall rates of hate crimes in the country decreased by 7% in 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 149%. Here are ways to support the AAPI community.

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10 Inspiring Latina Icons You Should Teach Your Kids About

March is Women’s History Month and while we support celebrating the achievements and contributions of all women, it’s all too often that Latinas are under-represented in coverage of this very special month of recognition. Powerful Latinas throughout history (with the exception of a select few) are often left off of the many lists that circulate […]

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Improving Sleep Through Mindfulness Meditation

The positivepsychology.com site has an abundant amount of research materials and resources. This week I found myself investigating ways that I can feel better rested in the mornings. I came across this article released in early February that included a recommendation for 3 audios and 4 podcasts to help you sleep. In the article, they […]

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17 Ways to Organize Your Thoughts

Do you need help organizing all the thoughts and ideas swirling around in your head? Are you looking for some practical ways to not only capture your bright ideas but to organize them in a useful way? Organizing your thoughts may very well be one of the most challenging organization projects on which you’ll ever […]

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Get Money For Your Youth-led Projects

Deadline Approaching: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00pm The Sacramento County Office of Education, in collaboration with YDN, is pleased to announce that the COVID Youth Response Board is accepting grant proposals for youth-led projects in the Sacramento region!  The goal of the CYRB Grants for 2020-2021 is to give youth opportunities to create COVID relief for members of […]

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