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Editor’s Note

Every year is about up-leveling, striving to give more, and at the same time, encouraging more interaction from the community. It is all about synergy, and it’s about what we can accomplish together. Through the magazine, I hope to ignite conversation, inspire action, and fuel collaboration. This publication gives you advice on wellness and tools …

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Anti-bullying 

In her interactive presentation about bullying, suicide prevention specialist Donna Wolff allowed the audience to answer questions about their experience with bullying and learn about the reasons behind the issue and the importance of standing up to bullies. To show how common bullying is, Wolff asked the audience to indicate whether they can relate to …

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Coping with Bullying and Aggression 

In his presentation for “Empowering Our Youth,” licensed school therapist Nathan Philips shared coping techniques for parents and youths to deal with bullying, cyberbullying, and other types of aggression and emotions in the school environment. As a school therapist, Philips teaches his students coping skills for dealing with strong emotions like anxiety, depression, excitement, and …

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Online Safety 

In her Empowering Our Youth presentation about online safety, educator Kim Smith addressed the vulnerabilities of children on the internet, the relation of the issue to sex trafficking, and the challenges of parenting in an increasingly online world. Children who own electronic devices and have access to the internet are at risk of falling victim …

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William Bass – 10 Under 40 Winner

Ho-Chunk, Inc., Community Impact & Engagement Manager Volunteer Organizations: Leadership Siouxland (Vice Chair) Winnebago Two-Spirit Organization Winnebago Hemp Commission Winnebago Tax Commission Winnebago Curriculum Committee What are you working on now? I’m helping young people prepare for college and careers through internships for college students, apprenticeships for Winnebago high school students, and college and trade …

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Jack Ehrich – 10 Under 40 Winner

Attorney/Owner at Ehrich Law Office, P.C., L.L.O. Volunteer Organizations ·         Camp High Hopes-Board Member and Current Board President ·         Fire Foundation of NW Iowa-Committee Member ·         South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce ·         Cardinal Christmas Baskets ·         Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland-Past Board Member and Board President What are you working on now?  I have served on numerous boards …

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Casey Mills – 10 Under 40 Winner

Mills-Shellhammer-Puetz & Associates, Principal Volunteer organizations: Sioux City Public Schools Foundation- Past Chair United Way of Siouxland- Past Chair Boys and Girls Club of Siouxland Siouxland Chamber of Commerce What are you working on now?  Two things come to mind: Broadly, the focus of our family and our business is to help equalize opportunities for …

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