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Back to School Buddy

Aurora Youth Options (AYO) needs YOU to support returning students in your community. Back-to-school anxiety can be a challenging mountain to climb for students entering a new school year. Be the support and encouragement many youths need by participating in our Back to School Buddy Program! All you need to do is reach out and connect with youth in your network with kindness, encouragement, and a listening ear.


  1. 10 Smart Tips to Help Students with Back to School Anxiety - COVID Issue (

  2. How Can You Ease Back-to-School Anxiety and Stress? (

  3. First Day Jitters: Dealing With Back To School Anxiety : NPR Ed : NPR

The AYO team would love to hear about your Back-to-School Buddy experience! Please let AYO know at

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