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September 2014

Building Character, Painting Skateboards

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Friday, September 12, 2014 | Written by Melissa Siig for Moonshine Ink After Truckee High School lost three male students and two alumni to suicide in the span of three years, Vicki Isakowitz wanted to do something to prevent it from happening again. As the owner of Clever Minds Learning Center in Truckee, Isakowitz was particularly affected by the tragedies since one of the boys had been a student of hers. Inspired by discussions at the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force meetings, she surveyed the area for positive youth development programs for boys that would teach them self-confidence and life…

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