La Center United Newsletter

February 2020

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Zoom Link to join Meeting Here

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Drug Free Communities Grant

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La Center United is thrilled to announce we have received a renewal for our Drug-Free Communities grant. This grant will help fund initiatives through La Center United to continue to offer and promote activities, support, information, and more that assist in creating a drug-free, healthy, and resilient community. We would love to hear from you, and gather community suggestions, of what you would like to see from La Center United please share your ideas with us through our social media channels or at To learn more about the drug-free communities grant program follow this link

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Below is an opportunity brought to you by the Clark County YWCA.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Below is an opportunity brought to you by the Clark County YWCA.

Events for Adults:

In Their Shoes - Virtual Edition

Thursday, February 4

From WSCADV: “In Their Shoes is designed for experiential learning about teen dating violence. Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationship and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.” Experience In Their Shoes followed up with a debrief of the activity.

Facilitators: Tanika Siscoe, Olivia Riley, Jessie Spinney, Madeline Thompson

How to Talk to Youth about Healthy Relationships

Thursday, February 18

This workshop will provide parents with information about some of the possible effects witnessing

DV has on youth and also address how to answer questions from youth about relationships, and

tips on how to start meaningful conversations. Presenters: Tanika Siscoe and Olivia Riley

Events for Youth Ages 13-17:

Teen Dating Violence 101

Wednesday, February 10

Interactive Workshop for youth on healthy and unhealthy relationships dynamics.

Presenters: Tanika Siscoe, Olivia Riley, Kit Kuran

Bystander Intervention for Youth

Wednesday, February 24

Discuss ways to hold your friends and loved one accountable in their relationships with others. We’ll chat about strategies youth can use to interrupt unhealthy and oppressive comments and behaviors.

Events are from 6:00-7:30 pm via zoom. Please register for the zoom invite.

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Protecting Young People from E-cigarette Usage

"E-cigarettes came onto the market in the United States in 2007, and by 2014, they were the tobacco product most often used by youth. In 2020, about 3.6 million youth nationwide reported currently using e-cigarettes, including 1 in 5 high school students." (read more here)

Go Zen Stories

4 episodes

Welcome to GoZen! Stories, a podcast for humans of any age, because, let's face it, life is full of challenges for all of us. Stress. Pressure at home or school. Insecurity. Anxiety. GoZen! Stories is about kids and teens who face these same challenges, and overcome them. They're exciting stories of resilience that teach real tools to help you overcome those same challenges. Every season of GoZen! Stories introduces new characters and tells a new tale.

COVID-19 Vaccine Local Eligibility and Resource Info

How do I sign up to get the COVID vaccine when I am eligible?

ESD 112 has published a list of local resources and information for this interested in receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine. You can find more information here:

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The Loft Virtual Teen Center

La Center United is working to create a virtual platform for teens to engage. Follow the loft on Instagram @theloftlcyouthpage or La Center United on Facebook for updates and links to join upcoming virtual hangout opportunities.
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Our Mission:

Inspiring our community to be safe, healthy and resilient

Preventing destructive behavior through open access to education and environmental strategies

Supporting those in need, sharing ideas, and offering help

Our Vision:

A healthy and resilient community for youth and families