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Category Archives: Youth Development

Points Unknown

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Written by an anonymous parent of a youth at Spectrum. “When you are the adoptive parent of a teen struggling with depression/mood swings/alcoholism/eating disorder, your world is turned upside down. Instead of family Yahtzee games on a Friday night, you end up driving around looking for your daughter who has run away from home yet again. …
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A year of “you-are-not-alone”

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2018 at Spectrum was made possible by our incredible community of donors, volunteers, and mentors. As one of our youth recently said, “I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be now if it weren’t for Spectrum welcoming me with open arms when no one else would.” Spectrum youth are some of the …
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It’s All in the Details

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  Here is a recent letter from Mark Redmond, our executive director, on his experience visiting Detail Works, our social enterprise that teaches youth the soft skills they need to be successful in the workplace.     Last summer I ran into a young woman in our counseling waiting room who works for Detail Works, …
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Thank you for keeping our youth in your heart.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, from all of us at Spectrum.
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