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    Reset the clock for school

    It’s finally the end of August, which means its back-to-school time! Starting a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can also be filled with anxiety for both parents and kids. Luckily, we put together a list of tips to make transitioning from the summer to school easier!Create a healthy bedtime routineEstablish a “school friendly” bedtime and wake-up routine before school begins.   Read More...

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    August at TGCW

    There are no lazy days of summer at The Guidance Center of Westchester! Here are links to the topics covered in our August video update:Seeding to Eating, a 2018 SAMHSA Recognition of Excellence in Wellness winnerSeeding to Eating video testimonial 1Seeding to Eating video testimonial 2Universal Pre-K (UPK) availability in New RochelleThe Hub summer programBack to School Bash for the Center for College & Careers   Read More...

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    2018 summer newsletter is here!

    Our 2018 summer newsletter is packed with information on our programs and services. Read it online here.    Read More...

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    PROS project receives national recognition

    We’ve been bragging about the gardening course offered through our Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services (PROS) for quite some time. Now, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) agrees!  Our Seeding to Eating: Healthy Living through Gardening project is one of four programs nationwide to receive the 2018 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness as part of their Program to Achieve Wellness (PAW).“Based on what we were seeing in the PROS participants ...  Read More...

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    FREE family night July 31

    The Hub, the adolescent and young adult substance use treatment program of The Guidance Center of Westchester, announces a free family night presentation on Tuesday, July 31. Featured speaker for the evening is Stephanie Marquesano, founder and president of the harris project."Stephanie's message about co-occurring disorders is tremendously important for parents, teens, and families," says Camille Banks-Lee, LCSW, CASAC, MsEd, of the Hub. "By shining light on co-occurring disorders, Stephanie he...  Read More...

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    SYEP begins July 5

    The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) officially begins on Thursday, July 5. The six-week program helps provide young people with a paid work experience. Participants and businesses are supported by a job developer, who helps ensure a positive experience for all. Thanks to the following local businesses for giving our students a chance!B & A FroyoBeechmont TavernChamps Boxing ClubCreative Learning CenterHour to Exit Escape GamesHumane Society of Westchester at New RochelleThe Lab N...  Read More...

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    READI to launch - June 27

    We're READI to launch at noon on Wednesday, June 27! The Guidance Center of Westchester is partnering with the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board, My Brother's Keeper Challenge, and the Westchester Children's Association for the official launch of the READI workforce curriculum.  READI represents the workplace attributes Westchester business look for in youth they hire.   Read More...

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    Keep calm and test on!

    The school year is winding down and for many students, the thought of taking end-of-the-year tests can cause a great deal of anxiety. Luckily, there are ways to manage exam anxiety before and after a stress test. Before we dive into ways to keep calm before a test, let’s discuss what test anxiety is!What is Test Anxiety?It’s normal for students to feel a bit anxious before a test, but some students have a harder time managing their feelings of anxiety.   Read More...

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    Impact100 Westchester!

    The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) was awarded a $90,000 grant from Impact100 Westchester. The transformative grant will be used to fund the costs of a kitchen renovation, which will then enable the Center for College & Careers to offer a culinary arts skills training program.“This Impact100 grant is going to open a new future for hundreds of young people in Westchester,” says Daniel Bonnet, deputy executive director for the Center for College & Careers. “It’s an innovative and tr...  Read More...

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    Kadian's Travels - a view on employment

    PROS (Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services) is more than a program - PROS is a supportive community. We'd like to thank Kadian for sharing her story about wellness and what employment means to her with the PROS participants and with all of us. Her words inspire. Kadian's travles (in her own words):While attending PROS, I have changed my life around.   Read More...

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