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Youth cannot vote, but their voices need to be heard. Youth are disproportionately affected by poverty and violence, yet they are largely absent from discussions of policies to address these problems.  In Flint, Michigan, however, one policy maker sought the opinions of his young constituents and then transformed their words into actions. This year, Congressman

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According to recent estimates, there are 1.2 million to 3.5 million Arab Americans living in the United States with the highest concentration living in Michigan.1 Although there is a large Arab American population in the U.S.,  little data exists about the prevalence and outcomes of mental health, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other conditions within this

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The Flint Youth Theatre recently partnered with the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center to talk to youth about bullying. The Flint Youth Theatre production The Hundred Dresses by Mary Hall Surface, based on the Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, was presented to groups of children as part of the FYT’s 2012-2013 series. Two talkback sessions

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By Pete Hutchison Today’s educators are being confronted with a rising amount of pressure to achieve, and this achievement is being measured through standardized testing.  The admirable goal of this testing is to, in part, identify and develop interventions to address the large learning gaps that exist among today’s students.  Unfortunately, as more and more

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Participants in the YES program in Flint have uploaded their latest video to YouTube. Watch it here:

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Presentation slides from the “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” Symposium are now available to view online. Check out the presentation highlighting results from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey, as well as the break-out session presentations on some of our other featured projects here: Safe and Healthy Futures Symposium

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The Prevention Research Center of Michigan Genesee County Community Board invites you to a special symposium. “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” featuring presentations on: The 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey HOPE: HIV/STD Outreach, Prevention & Education The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) Motherly Intercession: Strengthening Incarcerated Families YES: Youth Empowerment

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