The school year is wrapping up and summer is almost here. As vacation inches closer, many parents are struggling to find productive things for kids to do other than spending hours on their smartphone. One activity that should be on all to-do lists this summer is joining the summer reading program at your local library.
Photo: YEI guys Allen Thomas, left, and Matthew Black climb at Gripstone Climbing and Café in Prescott Since November 2019, guys and gals from Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI!) have been rising to a challenge—literally—as they rock climb at Gripstone Climbing. The partnership is part of YEI’s Developmental Activities Program (DAP); Dakota King, director of the
Photo: Willie takes a swing at Full Swing Sports Center in Prescott Valley. Bi-weekly visits to Full Swing are part of YEI’s Developmental Activities Program Guys and gals from Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI!) have enjoyed visiting Full Swing Sports Center in Prescott Valley to use the batting cages, shoot hoops, play air hockey, and more,
Local Nonprofit, AZ Adaptive Watersports, to Offer Adaptive Kayaking and Fall Fun Event at Watson Lake Oct. 30
Josh, 9, enjoys freedom and independence as he uses a kayak with adaptive equipment during a recent Arizona Adaptive Water Sports event. This Saturday, Oct. 30, children and adults with physical and cognitive challenges have the opportunity to enjoy a family day at Watson Lake with adaptive kayaking, crafts, and a fall festival, thanks to
Online and offline, angry, aggressive, bullying behavior has become normalized, and it’s tearing our nation apart. Elaine Parke says it’s time we got back to behaving with kindness, respect, and dignity—and her unity movement must start with you and me. We’ve traditionally thought of bullies as scowling kids who steal classmates’ lunch money or trip them on the playground.
As the Community Employment Coordinator at Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI!), Justin Bahnsen enjoys the partnerships between YEI! and local businesses such as Sturm Ruger, Jay’s Bird Barn, StoneCo, and Enlighten Candles, to name a few. YEI! clients, often known as “YEI-hoos,” have opportunities to work and socialize, while providing valuable services to local industry. And