Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES! for Schools)

Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES! for Schools)

Owner: Priya Mayureshwar

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IAHV's YES! for Schools is dedicated to providing youth (ages 8 - 18) , educators and community leaders with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle.  The YES! core competency is a powerful social emotional learning curriculum which includes practical life skills and targeted breathing techniques to manage stress and emotions. When students learn how to manage their stress in a healthy way, they exhibit greater confidence and motivation to succeed in school and make healthy choices when faced with life's challenges.  UCLA Research on YES! for Schools reports that YES! promotes mental health in youth by decreasing impulsivity, potentially protecting them from harmful coping behaviors (alcohol, drugs, violence, depression, etc.).

In 2009 the YES for Schools Program began in Silicon Valley working with  classrooms of at-risk students in the East Side Union High School District.  The Principals decided to improve the school climate by offering the YES! program to the entire school via physical education one freshman class at a timeMore than 10,000 students have graduated from  YES! for Schools Program in the SF Bay Area.
 
In Feb 2014, YES! received the ESUHSD Board President's award for exemplary service to the community!!!!

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