Youth resources

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The current crisis is having a great impact on the valley. We are all being affected and everybody is dealing with this situation differently. We created this page to act as a useful tool for adolescents who are feeling the impacts of the virus, and might be in need of additional support. We gathered a group of teens from across the valley to provide their input and help brainstorm the needed resources. We have been meeting and working on this page for the past couple of weeks. In the end, we decided on the three most needed categories of resources: Community Engagement, Job/Internship Opportunities, and Personal Care. On this page, we have linked all of the resources that we feel are crucial for the wellbeing of the youth in our valley during this time. If you have additional resources that you think would be beneficial to include on the page, please contact: sofiapeller416@gmail.com

Community Engagement 
 

  • The Space: Closing the equity gap in education by providing access to high quality tutoring and college and career counseling regardless of ability to pay.

    • We offer academic support, as well as help with college applications, essays, financial aid and selection. All services are offered on a sliding scale. We can meet on Zoom or in person.More information, including upcoming offerings and our email address, is available on our website: https://www.thespaceidaho.org/

    • Interested students and families can contact Kate Ristow by phone at 347-451-4669.

  • Kiwanis, Friends of Hailey Public Library, 

    • Kiwanis - There are 80 kids who are graduating from kindergarten and students could make them congratulation cards!!! - The Hailey Public Library is distributing books and crayons to them and could put the cards in.  

    • Hailey Public Library - Do a Zoom reading of a kid’s story for Hailey Public Library or multiple that they could put on their Facebook page or website

    • Contact Geegee Lowe at 208-720-7395 or gglowe@msn.com for more details.

  • Senior Connection: Letter Writing 

  • The Hunger Coalition - Raising Awareness and Impact Documentation

  • Flourish Foundation

    • Volunteer to make masks for those in need

    • Contact Noah for more information: 208-720-1138

  • Environmental Resource Center Trash Pick Up 

  • Higher Ground Blood Drive 

  • Mountain Humane WoofTrax App Send a screenshot to Stephanie Carlson at scarlson@mountainhumane.org to get hours approved. 

    • For every 2 miles a student walks, they will receive 1 hour of community service. WoofTrax allows users to sign up to walk their own dog, or they can walk a fake dog if they do not have a dog at home. It also tracks the routes that are taken on the walk, the miles, and the time. As an added bonus, WoofTrax also makes a donation to the animal shelter that the user supports, so if they pick "Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley" they will be helping to support us through donations. 

  • Farmer’s Markets in Hailey and Ketchum: Stay tuned. They will be in need of volunteers this summer. Contact Stacy Whitman at  stacy@sunvalleyinstitute.org for more information.

Job opportunities
 

Personal Care

 For the most up-to-date information and resources visit Blaine County COVID Dashboard, NAMI, Crisis Hotline, and St. Luke's Dashboard.

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Ketchum, Idaho 83340
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recovery@sunvalleyinstitute.org

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