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Understanding Procrastination

Procrastination can be a minor problem for some but is often a source of stress and anxiety. Find out how to avoid procrastination or putting something off until the last minute. And when procrastinating becomes a symptom of a more significant problem such as low confidence, anxiety, depression, and more.

Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice's How Youth use Social Media (Survey)

Are you a youth who uses social media? Take the survey from the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice, CYVYC!  They want to learn more about how youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities use social media. And share helpful information with you, youth, and young adults. Please take a moment to fill out the CYVYC's short survey by clicking here:  How Youth use Social Media . Find out more about the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice here: .

Saving And Budgeting

Knowing how to save money is an important life skill for all ages. We all can benefit from having the financial freedom to spend at school, work, or ourselves. Read more on resources to learn new and fun ways to save and budget: Featuring…

New Jersey's Youth Forum, 'Engaging Today Brings Change Tomorrow'

Register for the Youth Forum hosted by the Office of the New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The Office of the Governor will be hosted from March 21-March 25, 2022  (times may vary) . The Youth Forum includes one-hour virtual sessions on youth-centered topics.  Topics include: Climate & Sustainability College Access & Affordability Healthcare Civic Engagement and Working in Government Veteran Support & Services Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Jobs & Business Structures & Systems of Government Register now to participate in the first Youth Forum hosted by the Office of the Governor at:  

2022 Latino Action Network Legislative Conference

The Latino Action Network's annual Legislative Conference is the largest gathering of Hispanic community organizers and public policy advocates in New Jersey. As we head into this new year, we are looking forward to addressing the political and social issues that affect all Latinos living in our communities. REGISTER HERE FOR A TICKET TO THE CONFERENCE  The conference will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2022, VIRTUALLY These VIRTUAL PANELS will focus on immigration, political empowerment, workers' rights, criminal justice, etc. We ask those who register to consider attending two of these panels based on their interests. If you have any issues accessing the link above, copy and paste the following URL: . This event is hosted by the Latino Action Network (LAN) in collaboration with Latino Action Network Foundation (LANF), a private, non-profit, charitable organization, and the Latino Coalition, a member organization of the Latino

Restorative Justice: Anonymous Survey Included!

The way school staff disciplines you can significantly affect your future. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation wants youth and young adult (13-26 years old) voices to share their experiences with school discipline in New Jersey by filling out this  anonymous survey .  Share your ideas and thoughts about a restorative justice discipline. And your opinions on what you need from the adults in your school.   Click here to watch a video example of restorative justice in schools: .

Enter The Stigma-Free Sticker Contest!

The  Bergen County Stigma-Free Initiative  is a country-wide program that works to prevent and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. They are hosting the  "Enter the Stigma-Free Sticker Contest,"  an artwork competition that should represent what it means to be stigma-free or what being "PROUD TO BE STIGMA-FREE" looks like.  The grand prize winner will receive a: $300 Gift Card! Submissions are due by March 3st. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS! Contact Haley Contino, at or 201-634-2708, with any questions.

Avoiding Burnout

Avoiding burnout means practicing self-care with a purpose. Going on a walk, painting, or cooking to get away from all the stresses in life. Start by reading this blog post and taking a break from a busy day.  Featuring…


Join the New Jersey State Bar Foundation at the next SPAN Youth Chat  on March 9th, 3:30-4:15 PM , for a presentation and conversation on school discipline. The way school staff disciplines you can significantly affect your future.  We want to share some ideas with you about a restorative justice discipline and hear your thoughts and opinions on what you need from the adults in your school.  Click the following link to register for the event: .