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Student Spotlight: Dre Dre is one of our awesome student mentors at Lakeview Centennial High School. He has participated in the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program since his freshman year, and attributes much of his personal growth to what he has learned through Just Say YES. “The Just Say YES Mentoring Program has changed who I am,” Dre said,...

Verbal Bullying What is verbal bullying? Words are powerful. When it comes to bullying, sometimes verbal bullying can result in deeper wounds long-term than physical bullying. As mentioned in our bullying prevention programs blog post, verbal bullying is one of the four types of bullying. According to stopbullying.gov, The verbal bullying definition is the act of saying or...

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month At Just Say YES, we are constantly adapting to today’s youth culture, working closely with school counselors and administrators to address important topics that are taking place on their campus. When reflecting on the most requested topics in 2018 for our student assemblies, healthy relationships and dating violence were...

Just Say YES Peer-to-Peer Mentor Graduation Written By: Kara DuBois On the evening of Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Just Say YES proudly rolled out the red carpet for the Peer-to-Peer Mentor Graduation held at The Atrium at Granville Arts Center in Garland, Texas. Parents, loved ones, campus leadership and friends of Just Say YES cheered on each...

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...