June 9 6:30 to 8 pm Riverenza, “The New Marijuana Law; what that means for the children of Wasco County”

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“The new marijuana law; what it means to the children of Wasco County.”

“What about the children?” With the rollout of State Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana in July, YouthThink is encouraging the community to be prepared to answer that big question. Research has shown that when marijuana was legalized, youth’s perception of harm from marijuana use was lowered. YouthThink is sponsoring an informative conversation, “The new marijuana law; what it means to the children of Wasco County” on June 9, 6:30 to 8 pm, with mini presentations from segments of our community: […]


Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Parents who give alcohol to their teen and/or their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. There are many health-related consequences of youth consuming alcohol including negative effects on brain development, deviant behavior including stealing and skipping school and a greater risk of becoming alcohol-dependant later in life. Our youth deserve to live and grow to adulthood in an environment where alcohol is not misused. Let’s be unified in our message, and host […]

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YouthThink receives award from Senator Merkley

After receiving an award and a flag that has been flown over the capital, YouthThink gave a gift to Senator Merkley. Debby Jones, coordinator for YouthThink, quipped… “Senator, we understand that often in your dealings with congress you need to use good emotional literacy skills. Our youth thought that having this symbol, one of our leis, used in our “Do Something” event to help us dealing with feelings in appropriate ways, might be a good tool for you to have […]

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YouthThink Movies Big Success!

YouthThink and the 2015 Movies were a big success! Thanks to your support YouthThink was able to break a four year attendance record at our Free Family Saturday Movie program. $58.05  Dollar amount donated in cash to  the area Food Bank.   4,515  The total weight in pounds donated to the area Food Bank.   3,200 The total number of seats that were filled at the 8 movies.    1,667 Number of Parent Tip Cards that were handed out emphasizing the importance of emotional literacy. […]

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YouthThink continues to be one of our community’s best organizations for making changes for our youth’s futures.

Pocket Full of Feelings has really been interesting to me. As a new father I look forward to helping my son better understand his feelings.

Jason Call

Poffer and I loved meeting children and parents in The Dalles who are learning how to deal with how they feel!

A young boy from MCMC's Great N Small Day Care shares a high five with Poffer and Dr. Ann Corwin.