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It’s here! Youth Voices survey results. Report 1: Friendships

It’s here! The first report from the 2018 Youth Voices survey rolled out a week or so ago. Called “Good Friends…Online and in Person,” it outlines Itasca area kids’ perceptions [...]

Erin Walsh: a common-sense guide through the maze of teens and social media

SPARK was excited to co-host a series of talks by Erin Walsh of Mind Positive Parenting in March.  Erin’s topic, “It’s Complicated, Social Media and Mental Health” (and her catchy [...]

SPARK’s sneak peak at the 2018 Youth Voices survey results

On December 6th, SPARK hosted members of local community groups for a presentation of the preliminary results of the 2018 Youth Voices survey.   The survey tool was adapted from the [...]