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August 22, 2011

Youth Equipped for Success Y.E.S.

Youth Equipped for Success

Juvenile Support Program
Crystal Owens, LMSW- Project Director
5864 West Maine Street
PO Box

1162 SpiritLake, 1083869
(208) 691-9153


Services funded and provided through the idaho .Juvenile Justice Commission Ba/anced and Restorative
Justice Grant, in cooperation with Kootenai ml£/ Bonner County Prosecutors, Probation, and Diversion.
Our Vision: To provide at-risk youth, during an impressionable point in their lives, the opportunity to
accept accountability, repair harm, and become a contributing member of society through therapeutic,
educational, and social opportunities.

Who We Serve: Y.E.S. specifically assists youth, ages 10 and up, identified "at risk" by family and
community members, mental health professionals, and juvenile offender programs including Diversion and Probation. "At-risk" is defined through family difficulties, trouble with school or the
law, deceitful, violent, or manipulative behaviors, and mental health needs.
In addition to serving these identified participants, Y.E.S. provides services our youth's family members and guardians.

Where We Serve: Our service area includes outlying rural communities within the Northwest portion
of Kootenai County and the Southwest portion of Bonner County encompassing Blanchard, Spirit
Lake, Athol, Bayview, Twin Lakes, Rathdrum, and Hayden.

What We Do: Case Management/Service Coordination, Tuesday Night Life Skills Lessons, Parental
Support / Education, Family Counseling and Skills Building Opportunities, Community Service,
Mentorships, Community Forums

How can You get involved: Refer YouthlFamilies, Volunteer Time/Expertise, Donate Items, Help out with Fundraisers

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity:
Kids Carnival/Resource Fair Opportunity Aug 19&20 Spirit Lake

Youth Equipped for Success (Y.E.S.) is hosting a Kid's Carnival and Bluz Camp as a Fundraiser Friday Aug 19 & Saturday Aug 20 in the small city park on Maine Street in Spirit Lake! Kids will be able to play games, listen to music/entertainment, win prizes and enjoy a small town fair atmosphere. This is a family friendly alternative acts as a complement to this year's 20II Spirit Lake Red, Wine & Bluz Fest which will be bigger and better than ever. Building off of last year's successful festival the venue is expanding to accommodate more bands, more vendors, more participants, more days and more fun!

YE.S. volunteers will be operating the carnival, selling food, entertaining, and providing an evening child care knovm as "Bluz Camp", from 6pm-Iam, for parents to enjoy the festivities in a safe and appropriate manner. Children will be able to play games, work puzzles, do arts & crafts or watch children's movies on an 8 ft movie screen.

A Resource Faire Opportunity is available both days of the Kids Carnival Friday Ipm-6pm and Saturday Ilam-6pm. Ipdividuals representing organizations that provide services, resources, or activities to families, youth, or children are invited to set up a table for free providing information to the public on the following topics: mental health, recreational activities, education,
drug free living, etc.

For more information about the Kid's Carnival or B1uzCamp please contact Crystal Owens 208-691-9153


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