Nineteen talented young people selected for June 1 Got Talent

Talented young people from throughout the metropolitan area will be featured in the ninth annual Got Talent, scheduled for 7 p.m. June 1 at the Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the show are $15 and are available at LSTalent.com, at both Lee’s Summit Hy-Vee stores and at the Lee’s Summit Price Chopper stores.

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Teens sharing their own perspective on social media at forum set for April 16

Community members are invited to attend Social Media from a Teen Perspective, presented by the Lee’s Summit CARES Youth Advisory Board, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Bernard Campbell Middle School, 1201 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit.

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LS CARES offering 'Parenting Made Fun' class as part of its Love and Logic series

Lee’s Summit CARES will offer a course designed for parents of children from birth through age 6 at Love and Logic Early Childhood: Parenting Made Fun. The five-week course will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 8 through May 6, at Great Beginnings Early Education Center, 905 NE Bluestem, Lee’s Summit.

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LS CARES seeks high-school students willing to share perspectives on youth mental health & wellness

High-school students from the Lee’s Summit area are invited to share their opinions about youth mental health and wellness at four community forums.

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Prestigious KC metro youth talent competition to host auditions April 18

Talented young people from throughout the Kansas City area are encouraged to audition for Got Talent, the metro area’s premier youth talent competition. Auditions will be April 18 at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center, and interested individuals may sign up at LSTalent.com.

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Parenting is hard

Parents of adolescents have the opportunity to learn successful parenting strategies at a Parenting the Love and Logic Way course geared for families with children from age 11 to 17. Offered by Lee’s Summit CARES, the sessions will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20 through March 13, at Summit Lakes Middle School, 3500 SW Windemere Drive, Lee’s Summit.

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LS CARES offering workshop focusing on childhood trauma on Feb. 13

Lee’s Summit CARES is presenting a one-hour workshop focusing on understanding, preventing and reversing the effects of childhood trauma. Called Trauma Informed Care: Developing Resilience through Education and Mindfulness, the course will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Summit Ridge Academy, 2620 SW Ward Road, Lee’s Summit.

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Character Breakfast will recognize 'everyday heroes'

Everyday heroes from throughout the community will be honored at the annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast, scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Road. The popular annual event, hosted by Lee’s Summit CARES, typically includes a sellout crowd of close to 700 attendees.

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Teens offer their perspectives to local business leaders & parents

It’s not easy being a teen. Never has been. But are the difficulties facing today’s youth harder than the previous generation’s? Or the one before that? Is it harder today than it was for their parents? What’s it like being a teen in 2018.

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Lee’s Summit CARES offering four-week course for parents of teenagers

Lee’s Summit CARES will offer a four-week parenting class geared toward parents of young people from 11 to 17 years old. Parenting the Love and Logic Way will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 12 through Dec. 3, at Pleasant Lea Middle School, 630 SW Persels Road.

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Community members invited to learn what it means to be a teenager today

Community members are invited to learn what it means to be a teenager in the Lee’s Summit area through a free presentation by the Lee’s Summit CARES Youth Advisory Board. Student members of the organization will share results from a recent survey of young people at To Be a Teen in 2018, scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Pleasant Lea Middle School, 630 SW Persels Road.

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Keeping kids safe online is focus of Oct. 15 parents course

Parents of children and teens will learn important information about internet safety at a course provided by Lee’s Summit CARES. Parents’ Guide to Internet Safety will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Lee’s Summit Police Department, 10 NE Tudor Road. Cost for the 90-minute class is $10 per person, and scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.

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