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Page Cvelich
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College/Teen Program Manager

Page Cvelich has brought a wealth of knowledge to the Work/Life Center from prior experience as a high school guidance counselor and parent education coordinator. Page has been responsible for setting up a high school college and career center, designing a career exploration program for teens and serving as a counselor at a backpacking camp in the Rockies. In her role as Teen/College Program Manager, Page enjoys interacting with small groups of parents and teens, as well as consulting one-on-one with parents and referring them to resources so that they are better able to provide the support and encouragement their kids need.

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The Value of a Summer Job

My colleague, Lisa, and I were comparing notes the other day. Both of us starting working in our teens (14 and 15 respectively) during the academic year as well as the summers. I worked at Sears in the drapery and bedspread department. I’ll never forget my first boss—Mr. Arnold. He

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My Pet Peeve

I have a pet peeve. When folks I barely know ask me to write them a letter of recommendation or reference. I say no when I feel that my sense of personal integrity would be compromised in the process. With youth, I don’t say no right away. I use it

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Teen Dating & Consent

The last time I wrote a blog about teen dating, I shared that my colleague, Lisa Allred, and I were learning new terms from the teens in our lives. One was “ship”.  Of course, the funny part was that although Lisa got the concept correct, she mis-remembered the actual term. 

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True Confessions

True confessions. I’ve been working here at SAS for 15+ years and I have never used the Recreation and Fitness Center. That’s not quite true. I frequently go there to get a diet lemonade or a cup of coffee if our machine is not working. I have picked up some discount movie

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Courageous Parenting

I was with my two grown sons and their spouses this past month for a family wedding. I have to say that they have turned out well. They seem to have great relationships with their spouses and children; they are working productively in their fields of interest; they care about

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Are you missing too many recesses?

Just before my son's wedding this spring, I was considering what I could share about Michael at the rehearsal dinner.  As I sorted through pictures from his childhood, I came across one from 5th grade.  Michael played the main character in Leo Tolstoy's Christmas story, "Papa Panov".  During the performance, he stayed in

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One is good enough!

Many of you know that I have lived for over a decade in an under-resourced neighborhood in Durham.  I love my neighbors and my community.  And I have learned the truth of Aboriginal activist Lilla Watson’s sage axiom, “If you have come to help me you are wasting your time; but

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Choosing a College Major

Most of you probably don’t know this, but my undergraduate major was geography.  That’s right, geography.  Is it because I love maps?  Well, actually, yes, I do, and my friends and family can tell you that my “go-to” present is always the most recent edition of the Atlas of the