Summer Safety

  This article was written by the National Safety Council Sun Safety With one in five Americans developing skin cancer, childhood education about sun safety is a vital step toward reducing risk and improving public health.  Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays seriously threatens human health. Besides the immediate effect of sunburn, over...

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2014

NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS MONTH, 2014 Statement by: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month:  a great time to renew your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines...

Protect Youth From Tobacco Marketing

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1987 to draw worldwide attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. This year’s theme focuses on global tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Tobacco companies market their products with messages...

National Children’s Mental Health Week is May 4-11

Support for our youth as they grow and develop from cradle to career is essential to the success of children, families and the community.  Mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Serious emotional and mental health disorders in children and youth are real and treatable. Children and youth with mental health challenges...

Happy New Year!

My name is Jennifer Krause, and I am proud to call myself the new Step-It-Up-2-Thrive Program Developer for Youth Thrive in Wake County, North Carolina. What a way to start the year off right! I am thrilled to be part of an initiative that will continue, undoubtedly, to make amazing changes in our community....

Voices Against Violence

Youth Thrive was happy to be among the organizations that participated in the Voices against Violence Event sponsored by Interact on Feb. 28, 2013.  This special event provided an opportunity to screen short films created by youth from ten different organizations in Wake County.  Each of the unique films raised awareness about a critical...

…And they came!

“If you build it, they will come…” whispered a voice to Kevin Costner in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams.  You could say the Youth Thrive Capacity Building Action Team heard a similar voice when launching the Youth Thrive Network. The Youth Thrive Network builds capacity in positive youth development best practices and contributes...

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