We are expanding!

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MI-YVPC is expanding the borders of our program area.  The area now extends west to Forest Hill Ave. (above Flushing Rd) and north to West Dayton and East Rankin Streets.  The expansion means that more families are now eligible for the YES, Mentoring and Fathers and Sons programs. Referrals to any MI-YVPC program can be made by calling Pete Hutchison …

New Video and MP3 from the Safe and Healthy Futures Youth Festival

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A new video and song from the Safe & Healthy Futures Youth Festival on June 9th, 2012 are now posted! Watch clips of the performances by Raise it Up! Youth Arts and Awareness, Gamma Delta Kudos & Kappa Leadership League, and Boys and Girls Club Youth. And listen to the song, “Come Together,” recorded by attendees of the Youth Festival …

Thank you to all who helped make the Youth Festival a success!

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Sincere thanks to everyone involved for contributing the success of the  Safe and Healthy Futures Youth Festival on Saturday.  We had a beautiful day, a great turnout, good food, and inspiring performances by Raise It Up Youth Awareness, Gary Jones and Boys and Girls Club Youth and Kudos.  A special thank you to the members of the MI-YVPC Outreach Committee for …

Safe and Healthy Futures Youth Festival

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012 12:00  pm – 3:00 pm Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School 1518 University Avenue, Flint, MI The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC),  based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, along with its community partners, Church Without Walls and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint will be hosting the Safe and Health Futures Youth Festival …

James Q. Wilson, who developed Broken Windows Theory, Dies at 80.

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By: Sophie Aiyer, PhD, MHS, MI-YVPC Postdoctoral Fellow James Q. Wilson, the social scientist who created the well-known “broken windows theory” (Kelling & Coles, 1996; Kelling & Wilson, 1982), died on Friday, March 2nd in Boston, Massachusetts at 80- years of age. James Q. Wilson’s scientific contributions influenced many crime reduction and prevention programs in major cities including New York, …

Hometown Health Hero Award

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Every April, Michigan celebrates National Public Health Week. Each year there is a different focus area that highlights Michigan efforts. This year’s focus is “Healthier Michigan Begins Today.” If you know a person or group who deserves recognition as a Hometown Health Hero for going above and beyond (in any of the categories listed on the application) to prevent diseases …

YES is in the News

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Word is getting out about Youth Empowerment Solutions.  The press release and slideshow from the UM News Service has been picked up by numerous news outlets around the state and nationwide.  Here are some of the headlines: Michigan Program Led to Lower Crime and Fewer Violent Incidents among Kids ASPH Friday Letter – Jan 26, 2012 Program led to lower …