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Brutal Boys versus Mean Girls: Male Bullying vs Female Bullying Exploring gender differences in bullying trends  Bullying can be difficult to pinpoint in a school setting because it doesn’t always look the same from case-to-case. The methods of bullying change from bully-to-bully. Methods also tend to look dramatically different between male bullying and female bullying. For instance, girls...

Just Say YES “Reached New Heights” with Record-Breaking 9th Annual Celebration The star-studded night included appearances by keynote speaker Coach Tony Dungy, event host and two-time Super Bowl Winning Champion Tony Casillas and Coach Avery Johnson whom presented the Youth Impact Award The Just Say YES 9th Annual Celebration held at The Stater in downtown Dallas was...

Keep Your Students Safe on Prom Night Dressing up, dancing the night away and having a blast with friends are all part of the prom experience. Prom is seen as a right of passage for teens across the country, and it should be fun! However, teens can also experience significant peer pressure, leading them to make...

Bullying Prevention Programs: What is considered bullying, and how to teach kids to stand up to it, safely Does the word bullying make you immediately think of fights on a playground or shoving matches in the hallway? If you keep up with the news and trending topics, you know that unfortunately, in today’s world, our definitions...

Welcoming Ruth Cooper to Just Say YES Cooper joins the JSY Team as the organization’s Operations Assistant As we look to expand our reach and empower more students across the nation, the team is eager to announce our newest addition: Ruth Cooper, serving as the organization's Operations Assistant. Ruth comes with experience working in the nonprofit world...

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...