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Hearts to Nourish Hope staff. L-R: Ericka Leslie, Career Case Manager; Kevin Vu, Intern; Oscar Parada, Intern; Patrice Wuerth, COO; Royale Schoepf, Counselor, and Timothy Whailen, LMSW.

Patrice Wuerth, COO and Co-founder of local non-profit “Hearts to Nourish Hope”, is on a mission to provide work and education opportunities to troubled youth in the community. With a new center in Lawrenceville that focuses on ages 16 to 24, Patrice sees all kinds of possibilities to make a difference for those in DEFACS, the Juvenile Court system, and out-of-school teens in Gwinnett.

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After performing in Frozen Jr. at Citi Springs Theatre this summer, Ally Copeland went to NYC to see Frozen on Broadway where she got to meet Ryann Redmon.  Ryann is currently playing Olaf and was also the original Bridget in Bring it On: The Musical.

Ally Copeland, a sophomore at Grayson High School, started acting in Couch Middle School’s theater program in the sixth grade. Working to hone her craft, Ally has grown as an actor and as a person, and there’s no other life she can imagine for herself besides the lights, the action and all the pizazz that comes with musical theater.

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Gwinnett Citizen News

Time to hit the woods in pursuit of Ole Bushytail! Squirrel hunting season provides the first opportunity of the year to start replenishing that meat in the freezer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of squirrels often involves more action for energetic youth, providing a greater level of interaction with the outdoors.

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Rachel Shaw (Left) Brooke Liddell (Right)

Summer is often a teen’s favorite time of year because we get to waste time, which makes Netflix and other streaming sites the best pastime. But there comes a time when we feel pressured to engage in more stimulating activities instead of simply sitting around and watching TV.

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