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Meet Our Intern: Vartika Varshney This blog post was provided by our intern Vartika Varshney. Getting to Know Me Hello everyone! My name is Vartika Varshney, and I am the new Marketing and Communications Intern at Just Say YES – Youth Equipped to Succeed (JSY). Currently, I am studying toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University...

Standardized Testing Is Almost Here! How is your campus motivating and preparing students for the upcoming test season? Today’s youth is faced with much greater academic pressures than we could ever imagine. Beginning in elementary school, students experience immense pressure surrounding test performance, and many states require students to pass standardized tests in order to...

Social Bullying What is social bullying? As mentioned in our bullying prevention programs blog post, the social bullying definition is a form of emotionally aggressive bullying behavior, sometimes referred to as indirect aggression, relational aggression, or covert bullying. It is a form of bullying that can be more difficult to detect because it can occur behind the...

Just Say YES turns 17 on Friday, March 1, 2019! In 2002, Founder and President Dan Bailey started the organization on the philosophy of, "A connected student is a protected student." Within 17 years, Just Say YES has: Reached 1 MILLION students Given 4,043 PROGRAMS Impacted 1,178 CAMPUSES Visited 42 STATES Throughout the years, JSY has witnessed...

Fact or Opinion “Fact or opinion?” questions are typically easy to answer. “Fact or opinion, the sky is blue?” (Answer: Fact) “Fact or opinion, the ocean is deep?” (Answer: Opinion) “Fact or opinion, Texas is the greatest state in the nation?” (Answer: Depends on who you are talking to, but technically speaking, Opinion) When it comes to evaluating our self-worth; however, the questions...