The number of teens using e-cigarettes and vaping devices has soared. In fact, recent studies show that high school students are using them at a higher rate than adults.
An infusion of cash, enthusiasm and some cooperation among community entities launched a project to build a new skate park in the Ypsilanti area. In August, the Tony Hawk Foundation and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced the award of a $250,000 Built to Play grant to build a park in the Ypsilanti area with
The people in a teen’s inner circle are often the best resource when a young person is struggling. Knowing how to reach out is a crucial first step. Hannah Lucas is a 15-year-old making a major impact with an app that allows users to ask for help with the touch of a button. Co-created with her 13-year-old brother, Charlie, the notOK app automatically sends a GPS location to up to five pre-selected contacts along with a text message that reads: Hey, I’m not OK. Please call me, text me, or come find me.
With the recent bans on sodas and other sugary drinks in schools, more teens are now reaching for what might look like a better alternative – sports drinks.
YAA offers creative workshops in a myriad of artistic disciplines including creative writing, theater, movement, visual art, music, animation, fiber, mosaic, Shakespeare, printmaking, video game development, horticulture and expressive arts. These workshops are facilitated by local artists who are hired and trained by YAA in trauma-informed arts practices.
Teens and tweens will enjoy a school holiday on January 15 to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Opportunities abound to join family, friends and neighbors in a day of service and celebration, providing an impetus to discuss social justice.