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Acres of Hope: A Horse Ranch for at Risk Youth

Michael J Polacek ·
Acres of Hope is a youth ranch located just west of Salem, the Oregon State Capital. The picturesque setting looks like a horse ranch, but feels like a place of safety and belonging. Founders, Justin and Emmy Arana have created a sanctuary with the mission to share HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Purpose, Education) with adolescents that are feeling HURT (Harmed, Unseen, Rejected, Traumatized). Together, staff will foster freedom for youth to create the connections they desire with nature, their...
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Child Trends Seeks Information About Programs Serving Opportunity Youth

From Child Trends, March 6, 2020 Child Trends’ new project with MDRC, “ Reconnecting Youth: Putting Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Youth on a Path to Self-Sufficiency ,” is seeking information about programs that provide services to help young people ages 16 to 24 advance on education and employment pathways. This project is focused on the population of young people who are out of work and out of school, sometimes called disconnected or opportunity youth. The information gathered will result in...
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Salem Youth ERA Drop in and Support for Young People

Michael J Polacek ·
Sean Moriarty is the Program Manager and leads an amazing program for young people in the Salem area. Here is a quick overview: Youth ERA has participated and advocated on Mental Health Panels at the request of the county and high schools to provide information about Peer support and how to access it within the community to the students and parents of the Salem Keizer School District. Additionally, at the request of Sprague High school, Youth ERA provided peer support specialist for...
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Influential Foster Youth Forum Calls for Sweeping Changes to Address Racism, Mental Health Issues [thelundreport.org]

By Ben Botkin, The Lund Report, August 31, 2020 A forum for current and former youth in foster care has called for sweeping changes to help children who have suffered trauma, are entering adulthood or belong to communities of color. The recommendations are the product of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection Policy Conference, a biennial forum for lawmakers, state agency officials, advocates and others interested in the state safety net. The conference, sponsored by the advocacy group Our...
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