Parenting is the hardest job around. Most parents would agree that this is a true statement. As a parent of four, I find it to be the hardest yet most fascinating position I have ever held. A typical parenting challenge can be anything from potty training to understanding teen behavior, however one very common daily challenge is one that parents and nonparents, alike, can agree they often agonize over … what do we eat for dinner? more
We recently followed Sabrina's story about education and leadership, showcasing her Youth and Government™ experience. She's in good company. Check out these other young leaders who are making their way to Sacramento every year to put forth their ideas and getting people to listen to them. more
It starts with you. more
Ever thought of joining the circus? Brennan Mejia did and found out there was more than just putting on a show. Check out his leadership in the ring. more
Millennials: you are craving an opportunity for mentoring. No kidding, here's the article that says so. And not only just mentoring, but the kind that creates genuine relationships, tangible wisdom, and an experience that will benefit you in the long run. For David, having a mentor meant getting through high school and, now, fulfilling his dream of becoming an airline pilot. Think about this? How far would you fly without a mentor in your life?
"When we think about what people get out of their Y experience, the first thing that comes to most minds is probably the physical health and well-being benefits. It’s important not to forget the less obvious benefits though: The benefit of belonging to a community…a family." more
It started in Seattle.
A group of teens wanted to create awareness about the environment, so teamed up with their local Y to host a conference. Their goals were simple: clean up a park, pick up litter off the streets, prevent landfills from becoming overwasted, and planting a few trees along the way. more
More than just a ballerina. Life after dancing. Through the Youth & Government™ program, see how Haley stepped it up to help expand the thinking of her generation. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story. more
Screen-addicted Millennials? Not so fast. There's been talk that Americans, say between 16 and 35, are just as likely to visit the library than download the latest e-book. Let's face it, institutions like libraries are having to reinvent their concepts and appeal to the visitors in new ways. more