Tag Archives: Empowerment

YOUTH: BOOF Presents to NCPP 5-30-2012

Youth from Betting On Our Future (BOOF) presented once again at the NCPP General meeting on 5/30/12.  Alex, who presented at the June 2011 NCPP General Meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of South San Francisco, returned with his peers to present a continuation of their past work with exploring problem gambling among teens in Daly City.  This time around, the BOOF youth screened a video they made in collaboration with Youth Leadership Institute and Baycat on payday lending practices at two local casinos: Lucky Chances (Colma), and Artichoke Joes (San Bruno).  The videos critically examine how payday lending targets and affects lower income communities of color, and yet still remains a legal practice despite astronomical interest rates.  Check out the following links to view both videos.

Payday lending BOOF video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaTqkYhkXAQ

Problem gambling BOOF video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCnSQvFnZoI

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PHOTOS: 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event 05-18-2012

NCPP Youth Coalition members, family, and staff attended the 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event at the William Walker Recreation Center in Foster City.  See the gallery below for pictures of the event, including recognition for the NCPP Youth Coalition and our fellow youth leaders and partners from Teens Making A Change in Pacifica (T-MAC) and Pacifica Partnership.

 

North County Prevention Partnership Youth Coalition members with Assemblyman Jerry Hill at the 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event at the William Walker Recreation Center in Foster City, 05-18-2012

PHOTOS: Pacific Islander Honoring Our Wellness Day 05-12-2012

Photos from Honoring Our Wellness Day at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo.

Audience watching the Pacific Islander Anti-Stigma skit video performed by the Pacific Islander Initiative as part of a larger cultural competency initiative by Behavioral Health & Recovery Services of San Mateo County.

 

PHOTOS: Pacific Islander Town Hall @ Alta Loma Middle School 05-22-2012

Congresswoman Jackie Speier held a Town Hall for the Pacific Islander community at Alta Loma Middle School in South San Francisco.  Pacific Islander community organizers and leaders were honored for their work, and had an opportunity to address their concerns with Congresswoman Speier.  Check out the picture gallery below!

Congresswoman Jackie Speier with honorees from the Pacific Islander community at Alta Loma Middle School in South San Francisco.

 

COMMUNITY: Behind the Smiles 04-26-2012

Behind the Smiles is a forum by the Filipino Mental Health Initiative, in collaboration with the Autism Hearts Foundation to raise awareness of health issues in the Filipino community. Health issues from mental illness to substance abuse are often hidden and ignored in the Filipino community. The goal of Behind the Smiles will be to educate and provide resources for those within the community, by overcoming the stigma of looking for help.

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