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Canyon County Organization Works To Inspire Hope And Positivity In Idaho Kids

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Adam Cotterell
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Boise State Public Radio

 

Data show that Idaho ranks ahead of most of the U.S. when it comes to children experiencing two or more adverse childhood experiences. Experiencing or being exposed to things like physical or verbal abuse, neglect and mental illness can create real challenges for kids as they grow into adulthood. In southwest Idaho we know there are children right here in our community who are hurting, and they need to know there is hope.

 

And that is the mission behind a new nonprofit in Canyon County called 2C Kids Succeed, founded by Jean Mutchie. She's our guest today on Idaho Matters along with Chris Fonesca and Trent Rawdan who are helping support a week of events and community experiences to support young people.

 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 
 

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.