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Youth Mental Health in 2021: Where Do We Go From Here?

The pandemic has been hard on everyone. In addition to implications for the physical wellbeing of those who contract COVID-19 and widespread economic repercussions, we are also seeing declines in mental health. While

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Coaching for Change

Sports have the potential to create meaningful change in young people’s lives. However, social emotional learning and positive youth development are not automatic outcomes of youth sports participation. In order

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Layering Up for Fun

It can be easy to feel cooped up inside during the winter months when temperatures drop and the trees are bare. During the current pandemic, annual cabin fever can feel especially bad when it’s unsafe to gather in

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COVID-19 Continues to Pose Risks to Youth Sports

For many people, playing sports is an important part of their childhood and young adult experience whether they go on to join the NBA or be captain of their neighborhood basketball team. Playing sports has many benefits

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Citizen Science Participation is on the Rise

Citizen science is a rapidly growing phenomenon around the world that helps democratize science and encourages everyone from elementary school students to retirees to spend more time outside and get involved in their

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Winter Reading to Inspire Outdoor Adventures

While there are lots of fun ways to spend time outdoors all year round, curling up under a blanket with a book and a mug of cocoa on a chilly evening is a great way to enjoy a little downtime in the winter when the days

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