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Harvest Fest celebrates a season of growing, learning

Harvest Fest celebrates a season of growing, learning

By Mark Nicklawske Posted 09/15/2017 “Apple cider! Apple cider! I know you desire apple cider,” shouted a Hills teenager hawking cold drinks to a passing crowd at the annual Hills Harvest Fest last Friday. The young man wore a blue Adidas jersey and stood about as...
Juvenile Justice programming includes a focus on trauma

Juvenile Justice programming includes a focus on trauma

By Sig Haller, The Hills YFS Clinical Therapist Posted 09/11/2017 Individual and family therapy is an important part of the treatment process for juvenile justice clients at Woodland Hills. Our therapists have training in the techniques and methods of Trauma Focused –...
Upcoming golf classic always scores a win Fore the Kids

Upcoming golf classic always scores a win Fore the Kids

By Mark Nicklawske 08/14/17 The Hills has organized a day of golf, good food and fun socializing to support its lifelong learning programs for more than two decades now. The 21st annual Fore The Kids Golf Classic will be held Friday, Aug. 18 at Nemadji Golf Course in...

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...