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 Redmond Reporter | February 12, 2016
Redmond, Eastside youth experts advise parents on how to talk to kids and teens about threats
With five threats in about a week on the Eastside — four of which occurred at schools — it may be difficult for parents to know how to speak with their children about what is happening... More>

 Redmond Reporter | February 12, 2016
Talk to your kids about suicide | Guest Column
The small town of Murphy, Texas, was rocked last week by the discovery of two suicides within hours of each other. Both young women, just 17 years old, have been described as good students, bubbly and energetic, with no outward signs of depression. How does something like this happen? More>

 The Seattle Times | February 5, 2016
$1.4 million: Donors set record for Fund For The Needy
Some came in Christmas cards, one came in a Valentine and another arrived in a card with a dancing elephant on the front... More>

 The Seattle Times | December 2, 2015
When girl’s pain became too much, YES was there to help her through it
Mirsa Perez was still just a young girl when she was sexually abused. She kept it a secret, a burden that dragged her into a darkness so deep that by seventh grade she had suicidal thoughts, and began cutting herself... More>

 425 Magazine | December 1, 2015
Nonprofits You Should Know About
The holidays are often the time when people look to give back to their community. These 25 nonprofits, big and small, are making big impacts on the Eastside and worldwide... More>

 Kirkland Reporter | November 19, 2015
Youth Eastside Services expands psychiatric care
In response to community needs, Youth Eastside Services (YES) has kicked off a collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital that expands its psychiatric services... More>

 Kirkland Views | November 5, 2015
YES: Sponsor a family in need this holiday season
Jane* needed help for the holidays. She’d just bravely escaped an abusive relationship, and she and her four children were healing from the trauma they’d endured. Jane was working full-time, but she was also preparing for major surgery, so her finances were stretched thin. Fortunately, Youth Eastside Services (YES) was there to help... More>

 Kirkland Reporter | November 4, 2015
YES holding adopt-a-family holiday giving program
Youth Eastside Services (YES) will hold an adopt-a-family holiday giving program this year, which matches low-income families who are receiving YES services to generous sponsors... More>

 Redmond Reporter | October 16, 2015
District, nonprofits provide substance-abuse services for youth
Erika Fisher arrived at the Redmond High School (RHS) homecoming game a few weeks ago expecting to have a good time and cheer on the Mustangs. She ended up possibly saving another student’s life... More>

 Inside Philanthropy | September 25, 2015
For This Entrepreneur, Helping Kids Go To College is Personal

Gary Rubens grew up on the Olympic Peninsula in the Seattle area, and went on to launch a home furnishing and fixtures e-commerce website that was acquired by home improvement giant Lowe’s in 2011. Since the big acquisition, Rubens has become a prolific angel investor... More>

 Redmond Reporter | August 14, 2015
Seven steps to a great school year | GUEST COLUMN
Where did summer go? It’s hard to believe that a new school year begins in just a few weeks. For most kids and teens, this is an exciting time: They’re looking forward to seeing their friends, making new ones and learning more about their favorite subjects. But it’s also a time of stress and anxiety... More>

 Parentmap | August 1, 2015
Ask the Experts: How Do I Get My Teenage Night Owl to Sleep?
How you can instill healthy sleep habits in your teen, from limiting electronics before bed to creating a family evening "cooldown" routine. More>