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Youth Crossroads Staff and Interns Stand Ready for the New Normal

Last year was extremely challenging for Youth Crossroads staff and interns. Students returned to the classroom after 18-months of remote learning with unprecedented mental health and behavioral issues. Incidents of fighting, bullying, gun violence, suicides, alcohol and drug use, and anxiety and depression increased exponentially. This year, YC staff and interns are launching comprehensive new gun violence prevention and workforce development programs. They are introducing new community counselors and moving YLP from our building to the schools. None of our work would be possible without the profound commitment that staff and interns make daily to teens in our community.