Just Think Expo draws teens and families to learn about community resources

The 8th annual Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo, sponsored by the NNHS PTSO, took place on January 18 in two parts. During lunch blocks, interested Newton North students had conversations with representatives from non-profits about numerous topics including sun safety, dating safety, pedestrian and bike safety, mental health support, e-cigarettes and vaping, and marijuana myths and facts.

Adults invited to see "Escalation," film on relationship abuse, and have guided discussion, on January 30, 6:00 p.m.

Parents/guardians are invited to join members of Newton North’s Minds Matter Club, Newton North staff, and REACH Beyond Domestic Violence for a showing of “Escalation” on January 30, 6:00-7:30 p.m., in the Little Theatre. The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse.

Families Organizing for Racial Justice invites parents/guardians of high school students to get involved; meeting on January 23, 7:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ)? This group formed in 2017 to educate parents and support Newton Public Schools (NPS) in its efforts to respond to racism. One program ("Courageous Conversations") is being rolled out over five years in Newton Public Schools.

Newton Community Ed offers Legal Planning for Children with Special Needs on February 7

Are you searching for solutions to ensure the comfort and safety of children and adult children who have special needs? This workshop will cover the fundamentals of establishing a special needs trust, guardianship/conservatorship, and a financial plan that can safeguard your and your children’s legal and financial future.

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