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Youth in Illinois has returned to a normal school year and masks have been off for a couple of months now but a Clinton non-profit says that doesn't mean kids are well.

 

While some kids are doing just fine, there seems to be a general disinterest among young people says The Vault's Founder Michelle Witzke and Executive Director Tammy Wilson. Wilson points out a recent article that outlined what youth are going through and she says it describes a lot of what they see in the kids.

 

 

According to Wilson, they are trying to get young people to express their feelings through their words. She says their counselors are doing a good job of connecting with the kids to find meaning.

 

 

Witzke says a lot of kids have changed and called them not the same kids they were before the pandemic. Wilson wonders too if kids were disconnected for so long and if they are having a hard time learning to navigate those relationships.

 

 

The Vault held a program this past Tuesday night for the kids on relationships and things like perspective, sex, and even abuse. 

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