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Sew Teach Me offers kids the opportunity to learn how to sew.
On a recent afternoon, the classroom at BJ's Quilt Basket on the south side of Bend was full of energy. It was time for the Sew Teach Me program to begin.

Thriving Youth

Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend teach core values.
When you picture your child after school, you probably want an image in your head of them running around with friends, eating a healthy snack or doing some other kind of enriching activity. What you don't want to picture is them sitting around, staring at a screen all day long.

Little Feet On The Street

We asked these preschoolers at Inspire Early Learning Center: What would you like to do to make your mom feel special this Mother's Day?
We asked these preschoolers at Inspire Early Learning Center: What would you like to do to make your mom feel special this Mother's Day?

Spring Planting Project Puts Veggies on Table

Easy container gardening leads to fresh vegetable dishes
Central Oregon is famous for outdoor adventures, craft brews, gorgeous views AND a short growing season! But don't let that deter you from doing a little container gardening.

Little Feet on the Street

We asked these kids at Cottage Day Care: If you could make anything out of snow and have it come to life, what would you create?
We asked these kids at Cottage Day Care: If you could make anything out of snow and have it come to life, what would you create? Irie, 6: A snow puppy!

Bookshelf

Recommended by Paige Bentley-Flannery Community Librarian at Deschutes Public Library
Who Am I?: A Peek-Through-Pages Book of Endangered Animals

Apps Your Teens & Tweens Love

Parental involvement helps ensure a positive and safe experience
Navigating the adolescent years with your teen is tough. From friendships to school and social activities, discerning what's age-appropriate versus downright unsafe for your kids is difficult.

Support for a Better Community

J Bar J's programs lift up families and youth in Central Oregon
In 1968, Lyle Jarvis and Bill Jones realized there was a need in the Central Oregon community for a rehabilitation center specifically for boys. They got together and founded J Bar J, a live-in ranch for teenage boys who were considered troubled or on the road to jail.

Blazing Global Trails

Study abroad students and host families choose the road less traveled
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. — Robert Frost

A Cultural Tradition — A Modern Girl

Local teen celebrates her quinceañera, honoring traditions while doing things her own way
It was the kind of summer day in Central Oregon that people live for—sunny skies, warm-but-not-too-hot temperatures and a stunning view of the Cascades looming overhead.

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