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Teens Speak Out: Youth With Vision

Local teen leaders are cutting through the red tape and speaking with their state lawmakers about drugs and mental health… “My name is Norah Pruitt and I am a Senior at Park Hill South High School. Before we begin, I would like to remind you about our coalition and its mission. Youth With Vision is […]

Travis Kelce: Mental Health MVP

Travis Kelce is the talk of the town, but he’s talking about mental health… Travis Kelce needs no introduction. He’s a hometown hero. He’s taking the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. He’s hosted Saturday Night Live… And did we mention he’s dating Taylor Swift? Travis Kelce is probably the most talked about man in sports […]

Butt Out Booze!

Butt Out Booze

How one Platte County student is changing the conversation about underage drinking… What do you do when you notice a problem? You talk about it! But when the problem is even bigger than your own social circle, how do you talk to your whole school about it? For Mason Salehi – a senior at Platte […]

You Are KENough

Barbie and Ken from the Barbie movie.

In the search for identity, Barbie can teach us more than we think… The journey of self-discovery and self-identity is an essential part of every teenager’s life. As we navigate the complexities of growing up and finding our place in the world, we often turn to various sources for guidance and inspiration. Surprisingly, one unexpected […]

The Juicy Deets on the Winter Blues

A young man looking off screen with a yellow hazard sign that says "winter storm warning." A young woman is looking forlorn.

Finding it hard to motivate yourself in the cold? You aren’t alone… When the seasons change you may find that those changes take a toll on your mental health. Some people use terms like “seasonal depression” or the “winter blues” to describe mood changes that happen when the days get shorter in the fall and […]

Make That Money: First-time Jobs for Teens

Teenager waving dollar bills while money rains down on them.

Trying to land a job? Here’s some tips for teens entering the job market! It happens to all of us eventually…you gotta get a job. You might be helping out your family with bills or maybe just working to have a little extra cash in your pocket. No matter what the reason, we’re all going […]

“Carpe Diem, Seize the Day”

Robin WIlliams in Dead Poets Society

What the Dead Poets Society Gets Wrong About Suicide Warning: Spoilers Ahead! “You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are going to find it all.” – Dead Poets Society (1989)  To some it’s a classic, but most of us probably have a passing-knowledge […]

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