Posts by Mary Kay

Learning Lab Keeps Students on Track for a New School Year

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Featured Slider, News | 0 comments

Learning Lab Keeps Students on Track for a New School Year

For the Learning Lab at our Highland Park Family Resource Center, school may be out for summer, but there’s no break from learning! Since early June, the lab’s been offering its Summer Learning Program – two 4-week sessions of daylong educational activities for elementary and middle school students. The program provides youth with a critical opportunity to bridge their academic skills from one school year to the next and avoid the detriments of summer slide. In the spirit of summer camp, the...

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Las Candelas Volunteers Enriching Campus Life

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Featured Slider, News | 0 comments

Las Candelas Volunteers Enriching Campus Life

Thanks to the generosity of the Las Candelas volunteer group, the youth at our El Nido residential campus celebrated the end of the school year with a tasty taco truck lunch on campus. Las Candelas members were on hand to help serve the meal and interact with the youth. After the much appreciated taco lunch each boy was given a Target Gift card. For over 65 years members of Las Candelas have given generously with both financial assistance and their talent and time to help enrich the lives of...

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Suicide Warning Signs

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Suicide Warning Signs

Recent tragic suicides in the news highlight the importance of suicide intervention. We invite you to learn the warning signs and bring awareness to the second leading cause of death for youth.  Suicide Warning Signs Suicide notes.  These are a very real sign of danger and should be taken seriously. Threats. Threats may be direct statements (“I want to die.” “I am going to kill myself”) or, unfortunately, indirect comments (“The world would be better without me”, “Nobody will miss me anyway”)....

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BBQ Bash 4 the Boys was Fun for All!

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

BBQ Bash 4 the Boys was Fun for All!

An overcast day gave way to sunshine just as guests arrived for BBQ Bash 4 the Boys at our El Nido Campus. Surrounded by the foothills of Altadena, the intimate campus was decked out in festive summer colors, making it the perfect setting for a night of barbecue, beer and blues. Family fun abounded at the Flash Life Photo Booth and life-size versions of chess, Connect Four, and Jenga. Our Kids Corner had the little ones mesmerized by the whimsy of Bubblemania’s giant...

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in News | 0 comments

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is a time to raise awareness about mental health conditions, and shift the conversation away from stigma towards normalizing these experiences. Mental health is a part of our daily lives, and should take priority alongside our physical health. Though 1 in 5 Americans are affected by mental illness, up to 90% of children and adults who receive mental health services are able to significantly reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Knowing the warning signs can be the first...

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