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Tweens & Teens: Body Image Issues

In this world of social media, YouTube and streaming services, our tweens and teens are bombarded with images of what society values as beautiful. The constant barrage of those images can lead kids to believe they have to live...

Starting the Conversation: Anti-racism resources for teens

Discussions on racial inequities can be difficult. Many people struggle with these conversations, often having no idea where to start or what to say. But they are critical conversations to have with your family, friends and yourself. Because getting...

Your Teen’s First Summer Job

Sue Ellspermann’s first summer job was working in her family’s jewelry store when she was 14. Ellspermann — who is now the president of Ivy Tech Community College — learned how to run a cash register and work with...

Prepare Your Child for the Real World

Prepare your child for the real world. When kids work during their Second Decade—the critical, formative years between the ages of ten and twenty—they become motivated and inspired to find meaningful work, which is a skill that can last...

How Autism Went To College With My Son

When graduation rolled around last June, my apprehension skyrocketed with how we were going to make college work for the twins, especially Reagan.  When you have a son who is brilliant in so many ways, yet struggles with social...

Indy Parks and Recreation has hundreds of summer job opportunities

Indy Parks and Recreation is now hiring more than 400 seasonal positions including lifeguards, pool managers, day camp counselors, therapeutic camp counselors, and cashiers to operate facilities and run summer programming. Indy Parks jobs are a great resume builder, giving...

Free Teen Driving Program Comes to Indianapolis

Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), the hands-on safety training course for new drivers, is coming to Indianapolis October 24. More than 120 local teens will have the opportunity to learn important safe driving tips not always taught in driver’s education,...

How Well Do You Really Know Your Teen?

As a parent you probably have a pretty good guess about what your teenager would name as his or her favorite food, color, entertainer or TV show. When it comes to more in depth topics however, do you have...

The perfect summer job for Indianapolis teens

Did you know that your teen’s summer job could lead to a full college scholarship? Each year, more than 800 deserving golf caddies from across the country attend college on the Chick Evans Scholarship, a privately funded scholarship program. Supported...

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Thriving Children and Families: Prevention and Purpose

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and this year the theme is Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.  How many of us have...
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