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Our 2014 Report Card is online

Our 2014 Report Card is online

The new Report Card, the fourth published since 2003, presents indicators that relate to the work of APCYF around three broad areas: building assets in our youth and helping them avoid risky behaviors; ensuring that young people thrive and that Arlington families have access to the health, mental health, and other supports they need; and […]

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Developmental Asset Tip

Developmental Asset Tip

—Expect each young person to do his or her best. Most of us will never be Olympic athletes, movie or rock stars, Nobel prize winners, nor even perfect parents – and no one is all of these. But we all can do our best at whatever we try, and our kids are the same. Notice […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Connect With Kids Champions

Celebrating 10 Years of Connect With Kids Champions

Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families celebrates 10 years of Connect With Kids Champions When we think of Champions, we seldom picture teachers, Scout leaders, coaches, youth, church leaders nor businesses. But for 10 years, the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) has recognized 87 individuals, groups, and businesses as Connect With […]

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Fall 2014 Connect With Kids Champions!

Fall 2014 Connect With Kids Champions!

Kids Need Connections! The science is there – relationships with caring adults are key to the positive development of young people. The Fall 2014 Connect With Kids Champions may not be familiar with the research, but they DO know that relationships – positive, personal connections – are crucial to supporting young people as they grow. The […]

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Assets Conference Provides New Perspectives

Assets Conference Provides New Perspectives

The Arlington Out of School Time Council’s 3rd Asset Conference on Building Assets, Building a Caring Community was held October 18 at Kenmore Middle School. This year’s conference theme was Sparking Youth Creativity and Involvement in the Community. More than 200 people attended from Arlington Public Schools, Arlington County Park & Recreation, Teen Network Board, […]

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Connect With Kids Champions!

Connect With Kids Champions!

A child is not a vessel to be filled, but rather a fire to be kindled. We at the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families believe that inspiring children and lighting fires of creativity, learning, caring, and leadership in them will help them be the best they can be. and Connect With Kids Champions make […]

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Seeking Board members and committee volunteers!

Seeking Board members and committee volunteers!

The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families seeks community members interested in joining its Board or any committees. The role of the Partnership is to improve the health, well-being and safety of children, youth and families in Arlington. APCYF is a community-led advisory Board of community volunteers, as well as Arlington County Government and […]

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