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Investing in the Future of Our Young People: Tell Congress to Fund Youth Mentoring Programs

By Kate Clabaugh | Posted on November 29, 2018

Evaluations of mentoring programs report significant increases among youth in self-confidence, self-efficacy and a positive attitude about their futures.

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Takeaways from the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on November 7, 2018

It's the day after the midterm elections, and NRPA's Public Policy Team is crunching the numbers and consuming lots of coffee.

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Making Billy Ray's Dream a Reality

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on October 25, 2018

When Billy Ray Shirley III was killed by gun violence in his community, his mother promised to make his dream of a community center a reality.

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Afterschool Suppers Annual Report Calls for Increasing Afterschool Program Funding

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on October 10, 2018

This week, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) released the annual Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation report.

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What's Next for LWCF?

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on October 5, 2018

As the end of the September has come and gone, so has the deadline to reauthorize the Land and Water Conversation Fund.

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Mixing Work and Play: Building Awareness for Career and Tech Ed Opportunities in Parks and Rec

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on September 21, 2018

Afterschool and summer learning programs, including those offered by local parks and rec agencies, are well positioned to support youth in developing the in-demand skills and competencies sought by employers.

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Secretary Zinke Announces LWCF Allocations

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 21, 2018

Secretary Ryan Zinke announced this year’s Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations this week at Acadiana Park Nature Station in Louisiana.

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Historic Day for the Land and Water Conservation Fund!

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 14, 2018

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed legislation that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conversation Fund.

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The Dockless Invasion

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 12, 2018

The dockless bike and scooter revolution is making a play to enter many metropolitan areas and may be headed to your city next.

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2018 Farm Bill Update: Tell Your Members of Congress That You Love LAMP!

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on August 29, 2018

The House and Senate are currently working to reconcile the differences in each of their versions of the 2018 Farm Bill to pass a final, unified bill before the September 30 deadline.

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Congress Is Getting PHIT, Thanks to You!

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on August 2, 2018

Passage of the PHIT Act in the House represents an increased support for physical activity as a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle.

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Show Congress What Summer at Home Looks Like

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on July 24, 2018

If you have an exciting summer program, ribbon cutting, park dedication or special summer event, don’t forget to invite your members of Congress.

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National Summer Learning Day: The Critical Role of Parks and Rec in Summer Nutrition and Learning

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on July 12, 2018

July 12 was National Summer Learning Day!

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Advocating for Green Infrastructure in the Water Resources Development Act

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on June 19, 2018

NRPA will work over the summer to encourage passage of the Senate version of the WRDA bill and ask the House and Senate to include green infrastructure in their final package.

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Kicking Off Summer Park Champion-Style in the Big Orange

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on June 18, 2018

East Orange Recreation and Cultural Affairs kicked off their summer meal program and second-annual Park Champion event with a bang and a bouncy house in Rowley Park.

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NRPA Advocates for Water Safety & Drowning Prevention on Capitol Hill

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on June 14, 2018

As pools and open-water recreation areas kick into full swing this summer, access to water safety education is critical to prevent deaths due to drowning.

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Ag-vocating for Parks and Recreation in the 2018 Farm Bill

By Wes King & Reana Kovalcik | Posted on May 23, 2018

Over the last decade, U.S. park and recreation agencies have helped catapult the farm-to-fork and local food movements from niche efforts to mainstream industries.

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It's Time to Build

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on May 23, 2018

Infrastructure Week 2018 brought together infrastructure advocates from across the political spectrum to discuss the need for the country to address our infrastructure needs.

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