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Black History Facts to Teach Your Youth

February is Black History month! This time is designated to honor the contributions of black people to this world. Originally noted as Black History Week, Black History Month was founded…

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Important Lessons to Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has passed, it is imperative to know and understand that his message is central to everyone at any given time. Throughout the course of…

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Tips for Teaching Your Child to Save Money During Financial Wellness Month

January is Financial Wellness Month & it is important for youth and families to start making good habits. The habit of saving money may be a crucial life skill. Saving…

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A Discussion on Mentoring and Financial Wellness for Youth Aging Out of the System

Mentorship can play a critical role in preparing transition-age youth for adulthood. According to the University of Chicago’s Chapin Center, by age 26, 36% of young people who ‘aged out’ of foster…

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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story ft. Jaslyn Cuff

Each month A Second Chance, Inc. tries to share the voices of our kinship families through Q&A style discussions. We are an agency that strives to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Celebrating His Legacy of Service 

MLK Day is a Day On, Not a Day Off MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve…

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Preventing Human Trafficking for Youth in Care

As a kinship caregiver, remaining on high alert to help prevent youth from becoming victimized by human trafficking is imperative. Kinship youth are at a higher risk than others so…

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Sharing Our Year in Review: A Strong Year of Kinship as a Culture of Learning

Through over 30 years of knowledge building for an effective kin-first culture, we know that kinship care work must include the kinship triad (the child, birth parent, and caregiver). In reflecting over…

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Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Family and Friends

2023 is right around the corner! With so many things that have happened in 2022, next year will surely be a time of fruitfulness for kinship families all over the…

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Universal Human Rights: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for all Children and Families

In the month of December, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is recognized across the world. The UDHR was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and…

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