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Today's youth face many challenges, both old and new. How can mentoring programs help leverage those challenges into opportunities?
Consider the problems of gambling and substance misuse, which are prevalent among young people. For instance, 17% of youth reported gambling 52 or more times in the past year, and the same percentage of youth drank five or more drinks on 12 or more days in the past year, according to a recent study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
The Journal noted that 10% of youth reported having three or more gambling problems in the past year, and 15% of young people reported having three or more alcohol problems.
On Thursday, August 6, I will discuss this topic with my guest Dr. Jim Kooler. Jim’s career has focused on helping youth become active leaders and resources in their communities. He is the administrator of the California Friday Night Live Partnership, the highly successful youth engagement program that is widely regarded as a landmark state-mentoring program. He has also served as deputy director of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and director of the Governor’s Mentoring Partnership in California. Jim holds a BA in psychology and a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from UC Berkeley.
If you wish to learn more about Jim Kooler's work, visit the California Mentoring Partnership website at www.camentoringpartnership.org, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 559-733-6496 ext. 1263.
The Barrows Firm Law Review is a monthly Internet radio show podcast featuring information about Texas family, criminal, juvenile, probate and estate planning law and events. Attorney Sherry Armstrong is one of our featured hosts from The Barrows Firm, who shares insight and information about popular areas of the law affecting many families in Texas, and today we are talking about Tarrant County criminal diversion programs.
Diversion Programs: Giving good people a chance with Fort Worth, Texas criminal law attorney Sherry Armstrong
The purpose and scope of Tarrant County District Attorney’s diversion programs.
Programs for young people; how deferred prosecutions keep kids out of the system.
Veterans’ diversion programs and how to get the right help and not sit in jail.
Felony Intervention Program and trying to close the revolving criminal door.
Mental Health Diversion Program and the issues facing many participants.
Qualifying for a diversion program and how lawyers can help you find one.
Sherry Armstrong specializes in criminal defense, juvenile law and family law at The Barrows Firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Sherry credits competitive sports and residence life with giving her the tools she needed to become a successful attorney, and she promises to fight for her clients. When winning is what matters, many in the Fort Worth area go to The Barrows Firm based on their reputation an winning track record over the past decade. Sherry Armstrong earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and she earned her law degree from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. She is a member of numerous organizations primarily focused in Tarrant County. To speak to Sherry Armstrong please call (817) 481-1583.
Our guest this morning is Vic Arevalo, Recreation Specialist with the Community Services Department of the City of Torrance.
Like many other South Bay locals, Vic Arevalo grew up surfing, skateboarding, playing music and sports and attending local day camps.
The experiences he enjoyed so much as a kid brought him full circle to want to work in youth programs.
Vic recently celebrated 15 years working for the City of Torrance and currently assists in the supervision and programming of Summer Day Camps, Parks, After School programs and special events.
This morning, we’re going to learn about the various programs the City of Torrance provides for the community, including Movies in the Park, the Carpenter Wagon and other fun summertime activities.
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Dr. Willie Wilson, International Businessman, national television personality, and former Mayoral Candidate, yesterday formerly announced his Presidency for the United States. In our first hour, we'll take a look at what it takes to create a believable campaign in order to run and win the office. Will the American public believe in Dr. Wilson? Can he end war and violence? "It Takes a Village to Raise A Child" is the often repeated African proverb. But it also takes a child to raise a village and motivate village members to work together. In our second hour, we'll talk toLatonya Johnson, Founder of Latonya & Youth of Englewood. She united with others in the Englewood Community of Chicago to create summer programs that develop children's talents and entreprenurial skills. Rather than blame the Mayor, the Governor or even the President of the United States, every adult must step up and be an active member of the community. Her organization is planning a fashion show designed to raise the self esteem of young people and prepare them for a successful future.
Many marital relationships are in trouble. Since we live in a broken world where sin has become the order of the day, every couple should safe-guard the marriage to keep it strong and healthy.
Faith Restoration Ministries Int'l with Dr. Barbara Stuart www.frministry.org
who holds Weekly Seminars on BTR on various topics pertaining to Marriage, Family, Relationships, and Singleness. The aim is to help individuals cope with painful situations.
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Tina Tessina is a licensed psychotherapist in Southern California with 30 years’ experience in counseling individuals and couples. Known on the Web as Dr. Romance, Tina is also the author of 13 books in 16 languages, including "Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage", "Dr. Romance’s Guide to Dating In the Digital Age", and "The Real 13th Step: Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance and Independence Beyond the 12-Step Programs". Join us for this important interview to learn how to become more indiependent and self-reliant in the recovery process.
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Think "socialist" programs are un-American ? That's fine. Just give up your Social Security, Medicare, stop driving
on public roads and highways, take your kids out of public schools, never call the police or fire department,
don't use the Postal Service, don't flush your toilet into the sewer system...Oh, and get off the internet, because the U.S. government created that, too. Are they right?
We the People: 75 Ways Socialism has Improved, Saved, and Shaped America
Why this is so wrong!
Pennsylvania Third Parties Win Key Petition Ruling
Ashu Desai, our latest guest on IT Life Radio thinks college computer science programs are failing their students. He's founded a new kind of school to make the next generation of software developers that he thinks is more cost effective, faster, and most importantly, makes better developers than traditional IT programs from four year universities.
Ashu thinks that developers aren't getting enough hands on experience or managing enough projects in college, and that the teachers they get are more interested in research than teaching. Desai knows first-hand. He dropped out of a college program himself when he realized he had learned far more from designing his own app than he was learning in school. After a few successful years as an IT pro, he decided to fix the problems he has seen. He founded Make School.
According to Desai, Make School is designed to work more like a startup than a school. The "campus" looks like any office of a San Francisco startup. And the students spend part of their day in lectures and part of the day working on projects of their own. In other words, they get the startup experience. They've only had one class so far, but most of those folks are working and some are making well above the average salary for developers coming out of college and they're doing it in less time.
The kicker? There is no tuition. Make School has a different business plan. Instead of taking money from you before you've made any they defer the tuition and then take a percentage of your salary in your first years after they get you a job. No job? No tuition.
Ashu Desai is one of the founders of Make School, a university replacement for computer science. He attended UCLA to study computer science before dropping out to join Y Combinator and found Make School in hopes of improving computer science education.
We have three returning guests this morning, Eve Kelso, Jan Buike and Kate Nelson. These three ladies are responsible for the older adult programs offered by the City of Manhattan Beach
Eve Kelso is a Recreation Services Manager for the City of Manhattan Beach, overseeing the Dial-A-Ride, Older Adult and Volunteer programs. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration.
Kate Nelson began her career at Mira Costa as an English teacher in 1972. In succeeding years she became the Activities Director, Educational Advisor, and Vice-Principal. For five years she was the principal of the South Bay Adult School, and in 2000, took the position of Assistant Superintendent (Educational Services) for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.
Jan Buike was raised in Michigan. She received Bachelor degrees in Social Work and Education from Michigan State University. After teaching for several years she went into the not for profit world, including InfoLine with United Way in Pontiac, Michigan and Assistant Director of an Emergency Services agency, Lighthouse. Jan moved to California in 1988.
So this morning, we’ll be talking about the various programs available to older adults in Manhattan Beach.
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How is it that some people wind up on top of the social heap and others wind up on the bottom? This question, which sociologists refer to as social mobility, has been studied for decades. Recently, the prominent sociologist Robert Putnam has published a new book that examines social mobility, income equality and the American Dream.
What he uncovers is disturbing. Putnam says that social mobility is poised to plunge in the years ahead, shattering the American Dream.
Why is this so and what can be done about it?
On Friday, May 29, at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) I will be discussing this topic with my guest Mary Fernandez, the President of MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM™. MentorNet implements a national, guided, one-to-one mentoring program that matches STEM students with STEM professionals in high-quality, virtual mentorships. By the way, STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.
This podcast is produced in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts at Boston's Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Vince Reardon.