On July 13, 2022, Youth Advocacy Summer Institute (YASI) 2022 interns were part of the Anti-Bullying Coalition Resource Fair in The Bronx. Christian’s Fair Experience I had an extremely positive experience at the Anti-Bullying Resource fair. I enjoyed the music, entertainment, and the different tables. I had an amazing time helping out, talking to different […]
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On July 13, 2022, Youth Advocacy Summer Institute (YASI) 2022 interns were part of the Anti-Bullying Coalition Resource Fair in The Bronx. Heissel’s Fair Experience On Wednesday 13 July, I attended the Anti-Bullying fair. I was nervous when they told me I would be at the registration table but at the same time, I thought […]
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The process of getting therapy can often be a journey in itself. It isn’t always an easy process from taking the leap to finding a therapist to suit your needs. Many individuals have a hard time seeking out help due to the stigma that surrounds the conversation of mental health. It is difficult to seek […]
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The pandemic has left many individuals homeless or without proper resources to manage deteriorating mental health. Citizens and government officials alike talk of New York City being in a mental health crisis, yet policies that address core issues like incompetent mental health services and housing shortages are ignored in favor of increasing police presence in […]
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“Keep your head down, and only speak when spoken to.” I’ve heard this one too many times and it’s influenced most of my decisions as a young woman. Never wanting to give an opinion because it made no difference and never making eye contact because I believed I was inferior to men. I was under […]
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The world is filled with regrets and sorrows She feels it as she watches from the sidelines in silence The girl with the beautiful hair is broken. The man with the beard is angry The little girl is happy She feels the crowd as they walk without sense of purpose She knows faces with masks […]
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I have always lived in my head. Since I can remember, I have always daydreamed and made up fantasies of myself in different worlds and lifetimes. Sometimes I was a royal princess fighting to become queen, other times I was a famous actress who just won an Oscar. And sometimes I am simply myself, but […]
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My 2021 was a rollercoaster of emotions. I entered the year still trying to wrap my head around what happened in 2020 and all the changes I had to adapt to. The first two months of 2021 were okay but as March approached it got harder for me as my mother’s birthday was coming up […]
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My overall experience at YASI has been great and exceeded my expectations. My first thoughts were this is going to be a long period of boring work. I thought it was going to be a miserable summer. But in fact it was the opposite! It was so much fun to be in a family environment. […]
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I went into YASI without much knowledge on what the program was about and I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that we were learning about social justice issues and advocacy. I actually thought the six-weeks were going to be long and it turned out that time went by so quickly. The reason I […]
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