Tag Archives: Safety

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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NEWS: Ferry service launching at Oyster Point in South San Francisco 06-04-2012

Commuters from the East Bay will now be able to board a ferry from Oakland or Alameda destined for South San Francisco at Oyster Point.  Shuttle service from the ferry terminal will provide free rides to most major employers in the area (19 stops).  Fare is $7 one-way, and the first week of service is free via reservation.  Join us on June 4th at 10am for the inauguration and terminal opening ceremony!

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.

 

Update: PARTNER EVENTS: Smoke-Free Housing Press Conference 04-20-2012

Please see the attached updated flyer for this event below.

NCPP is proud to co-sponsor this event with our partners.  Please join us to witness youth leaders advocate for positive change in their community.  See you there!

(Click flyer to download PDF)

LGBTQQIA: Celebrating the Life of Rae Tapia 05-01-2012

NCPP cordially invites you to attend this celebration of the life of Rae Tapia, a transgendered youth from Woodside High School who took her own life last year as a result of struggles related to her identity.  Join the community in exploring solutions and finding ways to heal and grow from this experience.

(Click on flyer to download PDF)

PHOTOS: Get Healthy San Mateo County grantees 01-18-2012

The North County Prevention Partnership (NCPP) attended the Get Healthy San Mateo County Award Ceremony on January 18th in support the Partnership for a Safe and Healthy Pacifica in receiving a grant for their Teens Making a Change (TMAC) program. The grant will support TMAC youth in developing an assessment on the walkability of the intersection of Palmetto and Manor in Pacifica, and include recommendations to make it safer. We are honored to see Pacifica Partnership recognized for their continued excellence in providing youth with the tools to building safer neighborhoods.  NCPP congratulates you!

L-R: Katherine Remo, a senior at Oceana High School and part of Teens Making a Change, and Mary Bier of the Partnership for a Safe & Healthy Pacifica after receiving a grant from Get Healthy San Mateo County.

(Please click on the thumbnails to view event photos)