Spark Your Creativity

Spark Your Creativity

 By Nadine Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison;  Translation by Ana Madenford, Prevention Specialist  Read the August El Palo Magazine I write not knowing what freedoms and restrictions we will be living with this August. One thing I think I do know is that August,...

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Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

By Nadine Smet-Weiss Starting the Conversations. . . Take a deep breath. Let it out. Take another deep breath. Starting the conversations is a little like that, one breath at a time. You can do this, I know you can. And you can’t really mess it up. What’s that I hear?...

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Nutrition and Adolescents/La Nutrición y los Adolescentes

Nutrition and Adolescents/La Nutrición y los Adolescentes

By Nadine Smet-Weiss, translation by Ana Villaman El Palo - May 2020 Nutrition and Adolescents Did you know, during the major developmental stage of adolescence brain development is a very big part of the deal? And did you know that without good nutrition during this...

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Meet Our New Youth Ambassador Coordinator!

Johnathan Rodríguez Báez is the Youth & Health Resource Center Coordinator for Berks Teens Matters. Has a BA in Education from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and loves to read, explore and being involved in the community. He also holds a position in...

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¿Un Plan Alternativo? – Palo Magazine Jan 2020

¿Un Plan Alternativo? – Palo Magazine Jan 2020

An Alternative Plan? By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, translated by Ana Villaman Palo Magazine January 2020 Local author, David Nazario, speaks a lot of truth. One of my favorite truths in his widely popular book, Make Love Your Religion is, “I often wonder why society tries...

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Passion and Purpose: Why I work for Berks Teens Matter

“Hey, Bethany? So why DO you do this work?” This is a question I get a lot when I’m in the community representing the Berks Teens Matter team. I do this work for a lot of different reasons, but it begins with a passion I have for engaging with and working with youth....

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Adolescence and Its Changes, Palo Magazine, October2019

Adolescence and Its Changes La Adolescencia Y Sus Cambios Palo Magazine -September, 2019 View the article and explore Palo Magazine here. By Nadine Smet-Weiss, Liaison for Community Engagement Traducción por Ana Villaman, Prevention Specialist I called upon our Health...

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A River of Stories, Palo Magazine, September 2019

A River of Stories Un Rio de Cuentas Palo Magazine -September, 2019 View the article and explore Palo Magazine here. By Nadine Smet-Weiss, Liaison for Community Engagement Traducción por Ana Villaman, Prevention Specialist If you have ever been a teen, and have the...

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