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Thank You

We want to thank our sponsors and corporate donors. Without the support of our trusted and valued sponsors, we would not be able to continue our mission to help young people. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Assistants
Auntie's Bookstore
Geeks on Wheels
Hearn Brothers Printing
Inland Audio Visual Co.
Latah Creek Winery
Office Depot
QPR Institute
RBC Wealth Management
Red Lion Corporation
Red Lion Foundation
Frontier Behavioral Health
Spokane Regional Health
Spokane Rotary 21
Missionary Chocolates

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Social Issues

 

Cyberbullying
 

In today's fast paced world, technology has increased the speed at which we communicate and also the exposure of our messages.  With the additional access to media sources, social networking, e-mail and text messaging we now more than ever need to be aware of how our words, pictures and videos are received.  The consequences of what we share or post can affect peoples' feelings and lives.  Before you post or share something, stop and think about the intended and unintended consequences of your actions.

 

For more information on bullying/cyberbullying, the affects and how to deal with bullying and parenting tips, please click on the links below:

 

My Turn: Tips for parents on dealing with bullying By Dr. David Fassler • Tuesday, April 20, 2010

 

Bullying harms kids' mental health: study
 

School bullying has long-lasting effects, from the Harvard Mental Health Letter

 

Eyes on Bullying

 

For information on some of the current studies and research on how digital media and interactive media affect children and teens you can visit:   Childrens' Digital Media Center @ Los Angeles

 

We need to think ahead when using cyber space and behave as though we are engaging in personal, face-to-face exchanges, accepting the same responsibilities. - Christie Toribara

 

How we treat others often times shows the world how we feel about ourselves.  - Susan Toribara

 

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