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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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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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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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Assets Conference October 18

Assets Conference October 18

We invite parents, coaches, afterschool program staff and anyone who works with youth to join us for the the 3rd Conference on Developmental Assets®, to be held October 18, 2014, from 8:30am-2:30pm at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Road. This FREE event is sponsored by the Arlington Out of School Time Council. “Sparking […]

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What are Assets, anyway?

What are Assets, anyway?

Developmental Assets are:     • Skills • Positive Relationships • Values • Opportunities* Developmental Assets® are essential building blocks for the healthy development of children and youth. Arlington uses the Developmental Assets as a framework because… Assets are POSITIVE! They focus on supports we (families, schools and community) provide to young people through the relationships we have with […]

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