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~g Wednesday, April 25, 2001 Buiietin, Pr~ # i .1 i,, ,- ,,,. ?: i:~ Megan Williams receives some helping hands and cheers of support as tackles the high wall in the challenge course at Rlclmrdson Springs At right, Virginia Ball, coordinator of the Quincy Elementary School's Friday Night Kids Uve program, participated in the challenge course at Richardson Bprlng This particular challenge was called the Flying Squirrel. Michelle Julian and Lindsay Pearson interact in one of the presented in the two-day conference at Richardson Springs. many m By Victoria Metcalf Staff Writer What's your anti-drug? Have i you ever considered what makes you feel good--gives you a natural high? Students involved with the Plumas Youth Council and Friday Night Lives had the opportunity to explore this "What's your anti-drug?" was the first workshop stu- dents could participate in. It gave them an opportunity to explore what keeps them drug free, and then allowed them to create a mural with their posi- tive messages. "Developing an alcohol poli- cy" was the subject of a second have a sense of civic responsi- bility. They were also asked why they believed that it was important for adults to partner with young people and allow them to participate in making decisions in traditional adult programs. Given the opportunity to participate in these programs, further expanded to youth council development and grant making. It provided ideas and information on ways young people can seek grant funding for youth projects. The generation gap, this time called "youth culture," was brought up in workshop number seven, as participants show students how to feel good without the use of drugs, alco- hol or tobacco. And finally, students learned about the media's impact on what people buy and do. "Did you know that Joe Camel is more recognized by children than Mickey Mouse?" they learned in the final workshop. students their own paigns. Behind the Ball is a involving s grams like place at By taking a question in mid-March, when workshop. Students were they were asked to explore were asked to look for common --- .asked- if they wereconcerned -" how'they-cc ltl ma l par. , grpu 4 , etween adiJlts apd they learned of how tobacco 206I,". wOrkshop at about alcohol use in4heir com. ticipation meaningful. * "youn people. Participants advertising targets specific Ranchers in Plumas and Sierra counties are invited to a i': one-day ranch diversification workshop Friday, May 18, in To top off the workshop, the adults stepped back, and stu- dents were given the opportu- nity to conduct the workshop. As an additional workshop, yet relating to youth develop. ment, a fifth workshop focused on youth on decision making boards. "Why is it important for youth to be involved in deci- sion making?" they were asked. This workshop focused on the positive aspects of hav- ing young people involved in the decision making process. In workshop six, this was agement can lead to more prof. itable operations and new busi- ness oPportunities. This seg- ment of the workshop will be held under solar profits. There is a $25 fee for the Workshop, which includes lunch. For more information and to register, contact Laura Braymer at the Sierra Business Council, 582-4800. the Richardson Springs confer- munities, and if they wanted to ence center, make a change. Two full days of workshops, In answer to this, students challenge courses and much were given the skills to help I: more awaited students fromestablish alcohol policies and throughout the state, as theygain control of situations they learned valuable information didn't want to see happening. to take home to share with oth- "Tobacco jeopardy" was the ers. third workshop in which stu- "It's really a cool, cool, cool dents played a game similar to program," said Tim Ball pre- the television game show vention coordinator from the "Jeopardy." The object of the Department of Alcohol and game was to teach students Drug, for the Youth Council about tobacco. andFriday Night Live. In a youth development : workshop, students were asked i' Workshops to explore what it means to RanC diversification workshop By Victoria Metcalf will talk about how they start. Staff Writer ed a natural beef company. Their presentation, under niche marketing, will discuss how to find a market for the product, which they did in suc- cessfully launching Ervln's Natural Beef. In a segment on ranch recre- ation, a Townsend, Mont., rancher will discuss his varied guest ranching businesses, and two others from Cheyenne, Wyo., will talk about promis- ing directions in ranch recre- Guest speakers will include ation. ranchers who have done just A Bozeman, Mont., resident i, that. A couple from the Anchor will talk about how effective !i Ranch in Eagle Creek, Ariz., monitoring and systems man- Vinton. The workshop will open with an overview of the economic !: challenges facing ranchers, and provide information on ways to stay on the family ranch and make a living with a successful new venture. NO FEE UNLESS YOU ARE AWARDED BENEFITS were encouraged to interact with others to learn more about effectively working with partrmrs as they explored the issues. And, as participants explored their own thoughts and listened to those of others, they were also asked to think about music as an expression and how lyrics and meaning behind the music affect young people. This was workshop eight, where they discussed the role music plays in youth culture and how it promotes messages--both positive and negative. Peer mediation involving violence and the threat of vio- lence and its impact was work- shop nine. This workshop took a hard look at how young people can be prepared to deal with vio- lence in their communities, schools and families. It also provided techniques for han- dling situations. The 10th workshop took stu- dents on a natural high, where participants could explore the grounds at Richardson Springs. The emphasis was to And as they considered this,., Part; they Can., schools, groups and manipulates them. challenges To counter these messages, on campus. For your legs... 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