In the News
Salvation Army teen drop-in center a new space for homeless kids’ basic needs
After 3 p.m., the Salvation Army turns into a space for teenagers. They’re calling it the Teen Drop-In Center, a space for all teens – but especially homeless teens – to come and, if they need to, shower, wash their clothes, eat, do homework, work on job applications, etc.
“My wife would go to meetings where they talked about kids, but it was all about kids and adults,” Salvation Army Lt. Joshua Hamilton said of his fellow lieutenant, Loreen. “But there was nothing about teens. The schools were the only organization who knew how large of an issue this was.
“It’s jaw-dropping that there are 150 kids out there who don’t have a place to go at night.” (Continue reading here)
Blackfeet Activist Elouise Cobell Awareded Presidential Medal of Freedom
A Blackfeet woman who led a 15-year legal fight against the federal government over mismanagement of Indian trust funds will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian honor.
The late Elouise Cobell was among 21 recipients announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, and one of two to receive the award posthumously, along with Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. All 21 will be feted at a White House ceremony on Tuesday. (Continue reading here)
New “Holistic” Sex Ed Curriculum Coming to Missoula
An alternative sex education program emerges in Missoula, one that promises a more inclusive curriculum for middle school students than ever before.
The program is being offered at the Missoula YMCA as a once-weekly after school program, as a collaboration between Planned Parenthood of Montana, Missoula City-County Relationship Violence Services, and EmpowerMT. (Continue reading here)