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September 2014 Family & Youth Services Bureau Newsletter

family-youth-services-bureau-logoIn the summer of 2010, The Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Clinical Services Department began offering the nationally developed and recognized Strengthening Families Program to the residents of Porter County.

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It's Picture Time at Valpo ATA Black Belt Academy

ATA-BBA-Its-Picture-TimeSign up now to get your picture taken and get your photo on our School Poster!

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Important Information on Feline Infertility

rot2Did you know cats can have reproductive problems similar to women? The reasons vary, but like human females, cats can have issues reproducing.

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Girl Scouts Soar to New Heights

Girl-Scouts-Soar-to-New-HeightsSenior and Ambassador Girl Scouts from Valparaiso, in conjunction with the EAA Young Eagles program, took to the skies this summer to experience flight in single-engine airplanes. Young Eagles is a national program of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) with the goal of introducing young people to aviation. Porter County EAA members headed by Education director Jim Hicks, acquainted the girls to the world of aviation during two workshops which gave overviews of how planes fly and navigational instruments, airport rules, private pilot requirements, and history of aviation. After completing the workshops each girl flew with a certified EAA pilot in his airplane in order to practice some of the skills they learned in class.

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Lakeshore PAWS Nears 1,000th Adopted Dog in 3 Years

Lakeshore-PawsWe at Lakeshore PAWS will soon reach the 1,000 mark for the number of dogs adopted out during our first three years in operation. I can't stress enough how huge this is and what wonderful things this says about our employees, volunteers and supporters of the past and those still hard at work.

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Convenient, Safe, Well Trained Educators for 3, 4, 5 year olds and Pre-Kindergarteners, Register Now!

YMCA-Valpo-Velvet-Field-TripThe Downtown Valparaiso Family YMCA Child Care is open now for Fall registration. Child Care classes start Tuesday, September 2nd from 9am to 11:30am Monday thru Friday along with other options of Tuesday & Thursday 9am to 11:30am or Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 11:30am or all day care from 6am to 6pm is also available. This Child Care is special because children will build their self-confidence, independence, social and emotional skills as well as learn numbers, colors, and words, with the bonus of having the same teacher every day. The classes promote letter sounds and recognition along with fun and active play.

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Valparaiso University Volleyball Team “Serves” Up Fun with One-Day Camp for Club Members

VU-Volleyball-at-SHThe Valparaiso University volleyball team took time from their practice schedule to offer a one-day camp to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Unit. Through the encouragement of Valparaiso University’s volleyball coach, Carin Avery, the team instructed Club members on the basics of volleyball including skill-building in setting, spiking, serving, and passing.

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