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Teen Dating Violence What is teen dating violence and how can we help prevent it? Healthy relationships are defined as people creating positive connections based on mutual respect, trust and honesty. Unfortunately, in today’s teen culture, teen dating violence has become a serious issue among our youth. As parents, family members, friends, community members and organizations, we...

Send a Student to SNC! Provide students an invaluable leadership experience they’ll never forget. Through the Just Say YES Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program, students have the opportunity to attend the FRIENDS FIRST 22nd Annual STARS National Conference, an action-packed 4-day experience that motivates and equips teens to become strong leaders in their communities. Teens also get to experience...

What is Social Emotional Learning What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and why schools are adopting the philosophy Mr. John Engel, principal of Southwest High School in Fort Worth ISD, and one of our most trusted partners in Tarrant County, said it best: “At an urban high school, there’s a lot happening. There’s so much pressure on...

What to do if My Teen is Being Bullied or How to Accept the Fact that my Teen / Child is the Bully Today, some people think the words “bully” and “bullying” are associated too quickly to child behaviors, and that kids need to learn how to fend for themselves; that a little teasing here and...

JSY Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Graduation This month, we proudly recognized over 100 students from six Dallas Fort Worth area high schools who completed the 2018-2019 Just Say YES Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program! Participating students celebrated their hard work over the last 26 weeks; investing 130+ hours in making positive live changes. This year's participating Dallas Fort Worth area high...