Youth need a varied and comprehensive selection of youth leadership development programs.
Here's why... read more
Parents are the most powerful influence in their child's life. ... read more
North Star programs are so inspiring! A mix of the classroom, along with "real-life" activities, the Kids become engaged and WANT to participate.
- Mr. Jacob Magallanez, Vice Principal,
Prescott Mile High Middle School
Parents are the best people to teach their kids about sex. Yet, sometimes parents are uncomfortable or afraid they might not have all the answers. But your kids want to hear from you and have you listen to them.
North Star can help. Throughout October, North Star is promoting Let’s Talk Month to promote parent/child communication. Parents, grandparents and adults that work with youth can sign up to receive a free monthly e-newsletter filled with the latest teen trends and tips on how to talk about important issues with their teens.
North Star also offers free workshops for parents and youth caregivers and addresses the factors influencing teen sex and its negative impact, as well as ways to stay involved with their teens and help them to make healthy choices.
To learn more about attending or hosting a workshop or receiving the monthly e-newsletter, contact Diane DeLong at email@example.com or Krystal Koons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Tips for Success to Talking with Your Teen about Sex
1. Find teachable moments. Make use of TV shows even if you believe they send the wrong message. 2. Remember it’s OK to feel uncomfortable, but don’t let it prevent you talking. You want your teen to hear from you...not get inaccurate information from their peers. 3. Don’t wait for your teen to ask questions....many never ask. 4. Be “ask-able”. Reward a question with, “I’m glad you came to me.” 5. Remember that facts are not enough...share your feelings, values and beliefs. 6. Talk about the joys of sexuality...tell them that loving relationships are the best part of adult life.
LISTEN...LISTEN...LISTEN. It’s often just as important as talking.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
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Youth Development Program Student of the Month
We are honored to introduce North Star Youth Partnership’s first “Student of the Month” for December:
Sarah Jane Schott
Sarah Jane is an 8th grader at Granite Mountain Middle School. This young woman enjoys tennis, guitar and singing. Sarah Jane was awarded Teens’ Closet’s Youth Volunteer of the Year in 2012, and volunteers there weekly. Sarah Jane is Vice President NJHS, and is an active member! She has participated in activities such as: Food Drive, Big Brother/Big Sisters Gingerbread fundraiser and the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon. She maintains straight A’s, has a positive attitude, and is always helping others!
Because of Sarah Jane’s achievements she has been nominated for the People to People Trip to China, and the “Soroptimist’s Violet Richardson Award”. Every summer she is a Vacation Bible School volunteer leader at American Lutheran Church (ALC), and in the beginning of every December, she helps at ALC’s Walk Through Bethlehem. She also helped the community by joining Operation Serve, a local outreach, trimming hedges and raking, painting curbs, and other jobs for those in need. Sarah Jane is also an active Member of ALC Edge Youth Group plays guitar and sings in the youth worship band.
Sarah Jane is an exceptional young lady, is focused and strives for the best in everything she does! Way to Go girl!
"20% of Arizona children live in poverty." -AZSaves.org
You can help break the cycle of poverty. Just make a pledge, like our North Star Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) youth did! Watch their inspiring video and start a ripple of change.
Starting A Ripple, a film produced by North Star! Watch it now!! click below..
Guess what technology a new study reveals teens are using to communicate? You might be surprised and need to learn a new language…read more.
What can parents do to help their teens foster a healthy body image? These tips are vital to their well-being….read more.
North Star is super excited to be partnering with Tri-City Prep and the Old Firehouse Plaza for our: 2013 PRICELESS PROM PROJECT!
The Priceless Prom Project provides FREE prom dresses, jewelry, purses, and shoes to enable girls to attend their high school prom. It's also a "pay it forward" project that helps recycle dresses and accessories that are like new! Hey guys! While we don't have as many items for the guys, we do have a few tuxedos, suits, shirts and ties!
220 W. Goodwin Street, Prescott AZ
Wednesday March 20 3-6
Thursday- March 21 3-6
Friday, March 22 3-6
Saturday, March 23 3-6
Shop early- quantities are limited!!!
Important Dates: Baby...Ready or Not
Baby...Ready or Not is going to be at Prescott Mile High Middle School.
lucky 8th graders that completed the Health Education will participate in one of four weekends:
Students need to turn in the permission slip A.S.A.P... First come, first serve, there are only 64 spots to fill.