There’s good news on the generosity front in Alaska. The PFD Charitable Contributions Program – Pick.Click.Give. – continues to grow in three core metrics: number of Alaskans contributing, total amount they are giving, and percentage of participants among those who file for their dividend online. Earlier this year, 26,093 Alaskans used Pick.Click.Give. to donate part or all of their $900 dividend to causes they support. Read more.
Guam, Colombia show how soccer can give hope to the perceived hopeless
Soccer reinforced its reputation as the most egalitarian of sports in recent days with a string of upsets that culminated Tuesday with a World Cup qualifying win by tiny South Pacific island outpos…
Road to recreational marijuana legalization in NY gives hope to some, concerns others
ROCHESTER, NY (WHAM) - 2019 could be the year recreational marijuana is approved in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday it will be a priority in the coming year. It's a move that could bring in an estimated $1. 3 billion in annual tax revenue. "Let's legalize the use of adult recreational marijuana once and for all," said Governor Cuomo on Monday. Meanwhile, some law enforcement officials see many challenges ahead.
10 Trans & Gender Fluid Youth Who Are Working to Change the World
Over the past several years, more and more young transgender people are coming out and sharing their stories publicly.
A piece of Alaskan paradise is at risk. Here's why we must save it
The Tongass national forest is America’s premier temperate rainforest, but Sonny Perdue wants it open for business writes author Kim Heacox
Why Your 'Wild Alaskan Salmon' May in Fact Be Very Oregonian
Caught wild in Alaskan waters, Oregon hatchery salmon help bring a struggling fishery back to health.
Video report: First Alaskan’s plan Alaska’s next 10,000 years
What will Alaska look like in 10,000 years? Who will be here? What will they do? And, most important, what will preserved from the past kilennium? These are not easy questions. Even thinking about …
Rural summit: What gives you hope?
At the NeighborWorks’ summit, “Hope in the Delta: Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Poverty,” a panel of experts debated what it will take to make a real ...
Jamie Lee Curtis Gives Advice to Graduating Students With Autism: Aim High
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis shared some valuable industry advice with young visual effects artists at Friday’s open house held at the Exceptional Minds vocational school for young adults with autism in Sherman Oaks. “Just pretend you’re going for a job with, oh I know, Jim Cameron at his visual effects
United Way aims to reconnect youths with their future
The United Way of King County is working to connect the community with its neighbors and to help them succeed.
20 Years of Hope
When her husband, Ed, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006, Elise Ziv knew her family needed more than medical attention to cope with the crisis. Fortunately, someone told her about Hopewell Cancer Support. Ed and Elise Ziv and their two boys, Caleb and Coby, then 5 and 7 years old, all received free services from licensed professionals there and, above all, found a community of people who understood what they were up against “My husband joined a brain tumor support group, and…
L.A. County Aims To House 100 Homeless Youth In 100 Days
How Music Gives Me Hope in My Mental Illness Recovery
False Hope: How Parole Systems Fail Youth Serving Extreme Sentences
In our inflated U.S. prison system, parole is supposed to provide an incentive and a path to earn release from prison. Instead, in many states, the parole system is defective and reflexively denies release even to model prisoners who went to prison as teenagers, have already served decades in prison, and no longer pose a safety risk.
Who Knows Why California Crime By Youth Is Plummeting?
The good news: California’s arrests of youths plunged another 17% in 2018 to the lowest levels ever recorded. The bad news: An arrested youth’s odds of being formally sentenced by a juvenile or adult court (rather than receiving informal sanctions) and of being incarcerated are rising rapidly. What underlies these trends?
Advice From a Former Foster Youth
I would have been better off if I had known all this information while I was in the foster care system. I hope that this helps. Never EVER give up on yourself!
Farmers' high hopes for farm bill give way to low expectations
Minnesota farmers visited Capitol Hill to lobby but left feeling pessimistic about the prospects in a divided Congress.
Circle of Hope: A Guide for Conducting Effective Psychoeducational Support Groups
A particularly successful method of working with survivors of sexual assault and trauma is by bringing survivors together in groups. Groups are an effective tool in providing support, validation, connection, healing, empathy, and giving hope. At the core of all sexual assault is disempowerment and disconnection. To assist in recovery, empowerment and connection is key. It is amazing to witness the transformation that many survivors make…
How the Gospel Gives Hope to Addicts
Have you struggled with addiction or know someone who has? This article is for you.