A photo from a Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES) training session

Register for the YES 2019 training program

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Join us for a 2-day hands-on training for the YES program at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. This interactive training will be led by UM faculty and staff and will teach practitioners how to implement the YES Curriculum in their communities. Topics include the theory of YES, implementation, evaluation, and adaptation for your community. Registration fees include the …

Flint Youth Theatre Partners with MI-YVPC to Talk about Bullying

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By: Corine Rosenberg, UM UROP Student The Hundred Dresses by Mary Hall Surface is a play based on the Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes and is the Flint Youth Theatre’s second production in their 2012-2013 series. The play follows Maddie,  a young girl who finds herself a bystander to bullying, watching her “popular” group of friends tease another girl. …

The Power of After-School

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By: Pete Hutchison, YES Program Director Today’s educators are being confronted with a rising amount of pressure to achieve, and this achievement is being measured through standardized testing.  The admirable goal of this testing is to, in part, identify and develop interventions to address the large learning gaps that exist among today’s students.  Unfortunately, as more and more schools find …

Creating Peaceful Communities

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By: Pete Hutchison, YES Program Director   “Peace is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of  mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.”      -Baruch Spinoza Most often public health focuses on prevention. Yet, when it comes to violence we need to look beyond just prevention and develop ideas for creating peaceful communities. In order to …