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Jobs for Youth: Scholarship, Internship, and Job Opportunities

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Qualifications:

  • Youth ages 14-21
  • Live in San Mateo County
  • No income eligibility requirements

Jobs for Youth is designed to help youth develop their job search skills. Services that are offered to youth include job preparation workshops that teach youth about resume building and interview preparation, mock interviews with youth employment counselors, job referrals to hiring employers, and volunteer and paid internship opportunities. There is also a special scholarship fund that provides college and vocational scholarships.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

10 Facts About Marijuana and News About Its Current Status in the US

  1. Most marijuana users never use any other illegal drug.
  2. Fewer than 10 percent of people who try marijuana ever become dependent on it.
  3. Marijuana has not been shown to cause mental illness, but some side effects include feelings of panic, anxiety, and paranoia.
  4. Use of marijuana can cause dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, dry or red eyes, heart and blood pressure problems, lung problems, numbness, and hallucinations.
  5. Marijuana may be used to control seizures in some people, but could make seizure disorders worse for others.
  6. Stop use of marijuana at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery to avoid slowing down the central nervous system too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications.
  7. Marijuana may be effective for improving appetite in people with aids.
  8. More than 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana violations each year.
  9. Dutch citizens over 18 are permitted to buy and use cannabis. Marijuana use rates in the Netherlands are similar to those in the US, while for young adults, rates of marijuana use are even lower than in the US.
  10. Although marijuana’s effects are less harmful than those of most other drugs, it is the most common drug that people are arrested for possessing.

Adapted from the Drug Policy Alliance and Web MD . 

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, many concerns have risen over how to deal with drug policy in the US. Some issues that policymakers have to deal with include how to best regulate the production, distribution, sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes when it is illegal to do so under federal law, how to tax marijuana use, what kinds of quality control standards should be set, what should be done to protect children, who should be allowed to grow marijuana, and many more.

President Obama has said, “it does not make sense, from a prioritization point of view, for us to focus on recreational drug users in a state that has already said that under state law that’s legal.”

The federal government’s approach does not go after those who use the drug for medical purposes, such as cancer patients, but focuses on individuals who are in the marijuana growing, selling, and distribution business.

Of course, there are differing stances on whether the US should legalize marijuana or not. Younger people and people in the West are more supportive of legalization. Many people think that government efforts to enforce marijuana laws are more costly than beneficial. Despite some support, some  politicians are wary of legalizing another addictive substance.

For more information on marijuana legalization and marijuana policy, read this article from the Huffington Post!

PHOTO: TMAC Honored at Communities in Action Recognition Ceremony 6-7-2013

Teens Making A Change (TMAC) from Pacifica posing with Fahad Qurashi of Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) at the Communities in Action Recognition Ceremony on June 7th, 2013 at the William Walker Recreation Center, in Foster City.

YLI Communities in Action Recognition Event 6-7-2013-109web

Here’s the full gallery!

Join NCPP on the Summer 2013 Healthy Retailer Project!

★ Are you between the age of 15 to 21?
★ Do you have a smartphone or tablet device?
★ Would you like to help out the community and earn gift cards while doing it?

➤  If you answered YES to all three questions, check out the Healthy Retailer Project! 

 

Here’s how you can get involved:

1.  Click on the flyer below to be taken to the registration page to participate as a volunteer.

NCPP Healthy Retailer Survey Volunteers Needed

 

2.  Print and complete the volunteer packet below.  (If you’re 17 or under, please make sure to get your parent(s)/guardian(s) signature.)

Click to download:    HEALTHY RETAILER VOLUNTEER PACKET

 

3.  Once your registration has been confirmed by NCPP Staff (you will receive an email confirmation), just bring your completed packet to your scheduled training date.

That’s it!  Hope to see you soon!  Please share and spread the word about this awesome opportunity!

 

Thanks!

-NCPP Staff