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Juvenile Justice, Delinquency and Risk Factors

The juvenile justice field invested a significant amount of time and effort in an attempt to understand the causes of delinquency. In the end researchers have concluded that there is no single path to delinquency and note that the presence of several risk factors...
Native American Drum Celebrated in All-School Ceremony

Native American Drum Celebrated in All-School Ceremony

By Mark Nicklawske 06/27/17 A handmade wooden drum embodies many important Native American cultural symbols while its traditional sound casts a power over people from all walks of life. The Hills young people experienced this natural symbolism and spiritual power as a...
NYS Celebrates 25 Years of Neighborhood Building

NYS Celebrates 25 Years of Neighborhood Building

NYS celebrates 25 years of neighborhood building Central Hillside youth center holds anniversary street fest June 25 By Mark Nicklawske Kids playing basketball. Kids cooking food. Kids eating food. Kids making art. Kids laughing, running and making friends....

Career Tips from The Hills HR

By Ami Rose, The Hills Youth and Family Services HR Specialist 05/30/2017 Looking for work is well….work. Whether you’re just looking for a change in jobs or in search of your first career, its work. So here’s a few tips in hopes that it makes the process a bit...
Paper Crane Project Inspires Message of Peace, Unity

Paper Crane Project Inspires Message of Peace, Unity

By Mark Nicklawske Posted 02/07/2017 More than 1,000 colorful paper cranes made by Woodland Hills youth have been assembled into long, elegant ceiling sculptures that now decorate the program cafeteria. The sculptures, which look like flowers dangling on a string, add...
Circle of Courage can lead to successful lives

Circle of Courage can lead to successful lives

Dr. Martin Brokenleg shares a lifetime of experience and research on at-risk youth Young people growing up in troubled environments face difficult life obstacles but through a powerful natural resilience and greater community support, these children can still find...