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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...

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...

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...