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MEALS NEEDED!

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We have less than two months left for our meal program before summer and are looking for volunteers to provide meals for May. If you are interested or have more questions, please email Megan at langleyyu@youthunlimited.com Our program runs on Wednesday's and the food needs to be ready and dropped off for 5:15pm. Meals need to feed approximately 30-35 youth.

Calling All Youth Workers

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We're hiring! Email us at langleyyu@youthunlimited.com to apply.

Nights Alive Reminder

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Nights Alive is running tonight from 6 to 8pm in the Langley Meadows school gym. Anyone from grades 5 to 7 is welcome to come play gym games with us.

End Exploitation Now

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The Second week of March 2015 was Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week. I don't know who came up with the name but I'm guessing if you asked them they'd likely explain to you how to build a watch. Despite the long name this week has been an important one for Langley Youth Unlimited.

Back in 2007 one of our youth, a 13 year old girl, was recruited into the sex trade by her boyfriend. Recruited is likely too nice a term. At first her new boyfriend was a knight in shining armor buying her lavish gifts. He got her experimenting with drugs and began isolating her from friends and family. All the while he learned how to emotionally and psychologically control her. Six months later, heavily addicted to crystal meth, he presented her with a bill for $10,000. Along with the bill was a "job offer". I remember when she ran away. I remember when, a few weeks later, her mom found naked Craigslist ads for her daughter. Eight years later and she'…