Youth Advisory Board Applications Available, Due June 1

The Youth Advisory Board is seeking to fill seven open seats for the coming schools year. Qualified applicants will be in 6th-12th grades during the 2011-2012 school year. YAB members represent their community on this county-wide, student-led board. There are open seats in the following communities: Amherst (1 seat), Elm Creek (1 seat), Gibbon (2 seats), Ravenna (2 seats), and Shelton (1 seat). Applications are available on the BCYAB...

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Youth Trip to Capitol Snowed

Over 80 youth registered from area schools to go to Lincoln on March 8. A snow storm deterred their adventure east, but has not slowed them down in advocating for issues of importance to today’s youth. Last month, Dr. Diane Duffin, Political Science Professor from University of Nebraska at Kearney provided an advocacy training through the Educational Service Unit 10 long-distance learning network. Schools participating in the training were from...

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Activate Buffalo County Coalition Updates

Community Gardens Interested in being a part of a community garden in your neighborhood, school or faith community? Learn more about community gardens at the Activate Buffalo County Website: www.ActivateBuffaloCounty.org Walk Out on Your Job Wellness Works will be held on May 18 at UNK. For more information: www.wellnessworksne.org National Walk to School Day is April 20. Activate your local parent group to engage youth in walking or biking to...

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Implementing Healthy Policies: Good Samaritan Hospital

Recently Valley Vending Services implemented “Balanced Choices” at Good Samaritan Hospital. Balanced Choices are vending items meeting the following criteria:  7 grams or less of fat, 260 milligrams or less of sodium and 260 or less calories. These items are labeled as such inside the vending machine so consumers know which selections meet the Balanced Choices criteria. “In conducting rounds yesterday,” said Jan Hankey, Director of Nutrition...

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December Newsletter

Dear Buffalo County Community, As we celebrate our community’s accomplishments in  2010, we wish to thank you for your volunteer time and financial support of the Buffalo County Community Partners.  We are witness to your grand works every day. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate with you.  Our organization reports that teen seat belt use continues to increase, and we have witnessed lowered youth substance abuse rates.  We are...

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