More trees may help east Las Vegas cool down from urban heat islands

By Stephanie Castillo Las Vegas Review-Journal “When the Las Vegas Valley experiences blazing hot summer temperatures, one community in particular — east Las Vegas — swelters more than other neighborhoods because of urban heat island effects.” Read the full article here More trees may help east Las Vegas cool down from urban heat islands

Their Future is Our Future

“It’s no secret: young people aren’t getting vaccinated. That’s why we need to listen to younger Nevadans and their peers on how to get it done.” Read more from a recent op-ed with Ward 1 Councilman Brian Knudsen,  Clark County, Nevada Commissioner Michael Naft in the The Nevada Independent:…/their-future-is-our… #GetTheVax  This opinion piece was originally published by The Nevada […]

#GetTheVax Campaign Community ToolKit

R&R Partners created a comprehensive toolkit to provide resources to utilize as you develop campaigns to increase vaccination rates among eligible residents. Our goals are to: • Recruit vaccinated persons to engage their unvaccinated friends, family and community members. • Raise awareness of the unprecedented risks of the new variants to unvaccinated persons and our […]

Nevada Stakeholder Perceptions of Youth Educational and Mental Health During the Pandemic

On behalf of Dr. Ivory Lyles, UNR Extension Director; Dr. Easton Brooks, Dean UNR College of Education & Human Resources and our multi-disciplinary research team, we would like to share a recent statewide assessment conducted to learn about Nevada’s youth, what is going well, what is not going well, as well as lessons learned in terms of […]

Youth Service and Civic Engagement During COVID-19: Finding Connection During the Pandemic

Youth participated in an exhibition discussion to share their thoughts on the exhibit, their experience with the project, and their messaging behind their artwork. The youth discussed the events of 2020 and their hopes for the future! The discussion can be viewed here Nevada Youth Make Their Mark: Exhibition Discussion

Strengthening Youth Civic Engagement in Nevada

Strengthening Youth Civic Engagement in Nevada By Oni B. One of the goals of Nevada95 is to strengthen youth civic engagement in Nevada. There are several models and lots of research on best practices and strategies for engaging young people. In October, Nevada95 hosted a webinar where community members learned about some of this research […]

A reversal of fortunes: Youth in Nevada may benefit from current labor market dynamics

Learn about the interesting ways the current labor market is impacting youth in positive ways. This opinion piece was originally published by The Nevada Independent.

Bursting Bubbles

Bursting Bubbles By Luis Soto Jr. Not everyone was able to experience the outside world every day. Those who did were our essential workers. As they experienced the pandemic firsthand, we were in the dark, living life inside a bubble, watching from windows or from screens. We would look from different points of view captured […]

Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

Health and Wellness During the Pandemic By Oni Boulware On the last day of school, I was asked by my teacher to reflect on how each of us had felt this past year. The following emotions flooded into my mind without any filter: lethargic, inconvenient, isolated, stressful, and distraught. Lethargic. I am an athlete. Prior […]

From the classroom to the Legislature, Reno teenager champions solutions to end “period poverty”.

Learn about how a Young Woman from Reno, turned a classroom assignment into a nonprofit and became the driving force behind tackling Nevada’s ‘Period Poverty’ in schools. 📚 This article highlights the importance of passing AB224 which proposes that public schools make feminine hygiene products available for free in middle school and high school bathrooms. […]