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The Power of a Mentor If you could write a letter to your 14-year old self, what would you say? What's the power of a mentor? For some of us, it’s hard flashing back to our high school years because those moments in time have faded deep into the depths of our memories. However, for our junior...

Reflection on 16 Years at Just Say YES It has been said, “There is no such thing as a long time ago. There are only memories that mean something and memories that don’t.” It seems just like yesterday when I was taking a day off from my corporate job to volunteer as a speaker in a local...

A Day in the Life of a Just Say YES Student Mentor Written By: Brisa Rosas, Just Say YES Student Mentor, Lakeview Centennial High School My alarm goes off at 5:50 a.m. I get dressed for school, wake up my siblings, make breakfast and then ask my older sister to drive me to school. I attend Lakeview Centennial...

6 Steps on How to End Bullying How to End Bullying in School Bullying has become a widespread problem both in and outside of schools. To answer the question of how to end bullying, it is important to note that no organization is completely free from bullying. No matter how great your child’s school district is, or...

Is My Child Being Bullied? 8 warning signs that your child might be a victim of bullying Kids who experience the fear, guilt, and shame of being bullied don’t always tell their parents or teachers that bullying is taking place. They might be afraid that they will be thought of as a tattletale, or that the bully...