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The YMCA of Southern Maine recognized Casco Bay CAN for, “Commitment to Nurturing the Potential of Every Child and Teen Through Youth Development” during their 2015 Annual Meeting. From left to right: John Lee, Youth Development Director Casco Bay YMCA, Beth Blakeman-Pohl, Casco Bay CAN Director and Scott Krouse, Branch Director Casco Bay YMCA.

Don’t Forget The Families

Titled Don’t Forget the Families, the study of 1,085 parenting adults of 3- to 13-year-olds found that the quality of parent-child relationships is 10 times more powerful than demographics (race, ethnicity, family composition, and family income) in predicting whether children are developing critical character strengths they need to be their best in school and in life. These strengths include being motivated to learn, being responsible, and caring for others. Link:

Most Casco Bay teens choose not to use

Inside the Teenage Brain

Inside the Teenage Brain” from PBS answers lots of questions you may have. View videos, hear interviews, look at studies with this helpful resource!


November 2015 Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month November 2015