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#ThankYourMentor Campaign

November is the official start of MENTOR’s #ThankYourMentor campaign, a celebration of the power of mentoring. To participate, download the “My Mentor…” sign, and ask mentees to write a message about why they’re thankful for their mentors, and snap a photo or video. Need some thought starters? We have prompts available here. Share photos/videos on social media using hashtag #ThankYourMentor. Retweet our messages of thanks throughout the month and encourage others to share their mentoring stories as well! Thank Your Mentor Story…

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Pine Knot News – That’s so Raven

That’s so Raven Cloquet student gets an audience with federal agencies Mike Creger Pine Knot News Cloquet High School student Raven Sevilleja was one of 20 students from across the country invited to a three-day seminar in the Washington, D.C. area last month. The listening session was designed to give federal government agencies a sense of how teens and young adults make decisions. Ann Parish, a coordinator with the local mentoring program REACH, nominated Sevilleja. “She’s extremely bright,” Parish said.…

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Pine Knot News – In this case, SOS is not a last minute cry for help

In this case, SOS is not a last minute cry for help For county teens, understanding comes from each other   By Mike Creger Pine Knot News   It was a fortuitous bus ride discussion nearly two years ago that led to a student-run peer group in Cloquet designed to keep kids safe from the stressful triggers of adolescence. “We want to do more” is what Ann Parish remembers students saying on the ride home from a suicide prevention training…

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Anne & Raven Attend the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and the American Institutes for Research

The  Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and the American Institutes for Research, funded the attendance and active participation of 20 youth and their adult supporters from across the United States in a Listening Session to Identify How to Support Youth Decision-Making. One of REACH Mentoring’s peer mentors and SOS founder, Raven Sevilleja, was selected to attend to express her thoughts and ideas to U.S. Federal Staff; and REACH Program Coordinator was selected to be Raven’s “Supportive Adult” through the process. Federal…

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REACH/SOS Halloween Party

**You must RSVP with Anne or Dakota if you are wanting to attend so that we can plan on how many people will be attending.** We will be attending a corn maze and haunted house. The evening will begin at 6pm for those who DO NOT want to participate in the “HAUNTED” activities of the evening. They are able to do the corn maze without the HAUNTED/SCARY element. If you or your child is between 8-12 years old, this is…

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SOS Volunteers at the 10th Annual Suicide Memorial Awareness Walk in Carlton

Members from six SOS Chapters were represented at the 10th Annual Suicide Memorial Awareness Walk in Carlton on October 13, 2018. Members volunteered to help direct walkers where to go when they arrived as well as held orange tape to block walkers from going onto HWY 45. After all the walkers went by, the SOS members completed the walk together and joined everyone back at the Carlton High School to listen to the guest speakers. REACH then joined FDL School at…

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Building Protective Factors in Collaboration with Youth at Yipa Fest 2018

Building Protective Factors in Collaboration with Youth: The young people of SOS (Students Offering Support), in collaboration with REACH Mentoring, have developed a program base on the I-PARD C service-learning model. We shared our firsthand experiences with YIPA attendees to demonstrate the positive impact of peer mentoring and social emotional learning. They learned how their work engages youth to create a supportive community, partnering with adults to provide a network of resources and services for youth to develop and sustain…

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Levitt, Carlton County lead way in battling suicide

Levitt, Carlton County lead way in battling suicide Duluth News Tribune By John Lundy on Oct 2, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. Meghann Levitt teaches a suicide prevention class on QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) to teachers and staff at Marshall School recently. Since joining Carlton County Public Health and Human Services 10 years ago, Levitt has been instrumental in establishing the Suicide Awareness Walk and starting the TXT4Life service. Steve Kuchera / Sept. 20 still is a tough day for Jo Angell.…

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Rip Saw Commercial at Cloquet High School

3 SOS Members were part of the Rip Saw Commercial yesterday afternoon as part of Mr. Franek’s class. We had fun with Octavia and Conner while they interviewed Annali Johnson, Nicolas Smoczynski and Janah Sevilleja. We are excited to see what they come up with after editing all of the different takes. It was a hilarious time watching all of the different takes. Check it out. Cloquet SOS Chapter meets Thursdays during lunch A&B in the auditorium. Bring your lunch and…

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