Solutions Foundation approaches teen drug use from both sides of the problem. Its education efforts deliver hard facts to kids, teens, and parents about the dangers of illicit and prescription drugs, and its CLOUD (Choosing Life Over Using Drugs) program reaches out to youths already dealing with chemical abuse or dependency.
An intensive, eight-week program, CLOUD brings kids and adolescents together five times each week to engage in individual, group, family, and recreational therapy. The teen-friendly, therapeutic environment provides a safe space for recovery and personal growth. Solutions Foundations makes targeted efforts to reach out to Nevada's uninsured and at-risk populations, giving them a place to turn and the resources with which to change their lives.
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Naomi Rosen and Louise Carruth understand that tea is more than just a beverage. For Naomi, it’s the deep, complex flavors—from her position at Joy’s Teaspoon, she fills area pots with more than 75 loose-leaf teas and more than 30 spices. For Louise, it’s the community aspect. Enamored of tea’s ability to unite people, she frequently attends afternoon teas at assisted-living residences, where she bonds with residents over tea-leaf readings and tea-related yarns. The two have joined forces to organize the Las Vegas Tea Fest, which combines Naomi's extensive knowledge of her stock with Louise's appetite for togetherness. Their one-day event includes tea and food pairings, cooking with tea demonstrations, a traditional Chinese Wu-Wo tea ceremony, and on-site exhibitors such as Little Candle Tea Company. Tastings gather teas from countries such as India, Japan, and China, while local artisans hawk tea-related wares, such as giant teabags you can sleep in when you have a sore throat.
Goodwill towards man goes hand in hand with a cold pint of good beer, a fact not lost on the organizers of Sin City Beer Fest—a regular celebration of fermented beverages that raises money for local charities. On-hand beers come courtesy of breweries from around the world, with regular contributors that include Yanjing Beer in China, Mortiz in Barcelona, and Lost Coast Brewery in Northern California. Guests enjoy floral hops and refreshing bubbles in swanky environs throughout the city, mingling in poolside cabanas, verdant courtyards, and the Denny's that Frank Sinatra classed up by accidentally haunting.
Established in 1980 and nationally accredited by the NECPA, Creative Kids Learning Center fosters the development of children aged 18 months to 12 years while meeting each of the standards set forth by the "10 Signs of a Great Preschool." Inside colorful classrooms or outside on playgrounds, inspiration flows freely as kids participate in a curriculum that features such subjects as initiative, music and movement, and creative representation. The center's hands-on philosophy emphasizes five key components, including professionalism and education, which consistently shine through the words and actions of a staff that is certified in first aid, CPR, and refereeing wrestling matches between imaginary friends. Safety and health are also cornerstones of the business, resulting in toys, equipment, and classrooms being sanitized frequently.
A subsidiary of New Horizons Computer Learning Center, New Horizons of Las Vegas and its instructors maintain the same student-first mentality in their learning approach that has kept their classes in demand for more than 30 years. Courses aim to help students to function smoothly in word processing, accounting, presentation, and other software, including the Microsoft Office suite. Most classes are available both online and in the classroom, giving students the choice to learn essentials remotely. The Las Vegas branch also routinely hosts seminars that expound on developing tips and tricks, upcoming technologies, and niche software such as Adobe Photoshop.