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Congratulations To Our 2021 Youth Volunteer Awards Recipients!

As this school year comes to an end, we would like to congratulate all Tompkins County 2021 graduates! We wish you the best as you begin to navigate new adventures & intentions. Truly, all students, staff, educators and families who adjusted their norms this past year to meet COVID-related precautions deserve praise — this was…

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Our Youth Educator Reflects on her First Year

by Katrina Clark My first day in the office was the day New York went “on pause” – a truly wonky time to start! While I was concerned about the impact COVID would have on my role as the agency’s Youth Educator, health teachers within Tompkins County were still committed to having us teach classes…

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Talking with Teens about TikTok Rape Day Posts

Written by Lyn Staack, Advocacy Center Youth Education Coordinator. Yesterday I was told about a disturbing viral trend on TikTok which has spread across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook; it’s likely that teens you know had seen or heard of this. Millions of users have viewed, shared, or created posts responding to a video in which…

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