PUBLIC NOTICE: INTENT TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR GRANT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Youth Alliance intends to submit an application to the California Department of Education for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers program grant.
If granted, funds will be used to expand after school and summer camp programs to include more than 250 additional students across 4 Hollister School District school sites, and provide equitable access and family literacy support.
Public input about the proposed 21st Century Community Learning Center program can be submitted to Shelley Ahn-Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 831.636.2853.
Publication Date: December 1, 2013
Grant Benefits San Ysidro Park
San Ysidro Park in Gilroy, Ca.
San Ysidro Park will soon offer affordable Zumba classes, soccer practices, and other lifestyle-minded programs thanks to a federally funded effort to help South Santa Clara County families live healthier, disease-free lives. "The goal of the Community Transformation Grant is to increase activity at these parks," explained Art Barron of the Youth Alliance. To learn more, check out the full article here, recently featured in the Gilroy Dispatch.
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
Be an Ally, Take Action, Stop Bullying!
1. Support targets, whether you know them or not.
2. Don't participate in bullying situations.
3. If you feel safe, tell aggressors to stop.
4. Inform a trusted adult.
5. Get to know people instead of judging them.
6. Be an ally online too!
For more information, check out these sites:
Bullying/Cyberbullying Resources for Youth and Parents
Bullying/Cyberbullying Recursos para Jovenes y Padres
Anaid Godoy presents at joint conference on Women's Health and Pregnancy Prevention
Anaid Godoy, graduate of the YA FAMiLiA Young Parents Program and former Youth Lead of the YA Change Team, presented at The California Wellness Foundation joint conference on Women's Health and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention on September 26th in San Jose, California. Her personal perspective as a parenting teen provided insight for the statewide leaders working to create programs and models to best support young parents. During the discussion, Anaid gave specific recommendations in working with Latinas and in rural communities. Anaid stated, "I'm here today to let you know that because of programs like FAMiLiA I graduated school, have a great job, and am a better mom."
A public health nurse from a southern california health clinic stated, "Thank you for your courageous words and advice."
The FAMiLiA Young Parents Program is grateful to have the funding of The California Wellness Foundation to continue our support of teen moms and teen dads.
Dolores Villalon selected to receive the 2013 California Peace Award
At Hollister’s National Night Out on the evening of August 6th, Dolores Villalon was presented the 2013 California Peace Award.
Recipients of the California Peace Award must be nominated by members of their community for significantly contributing to the promotion of peace, including efforts to stop violence and promote a safer community.
Dolores is the Coordinator of the Youth Alliance Neighborhood Center. She provides after school programs, pre-teen life skills classes, a cooking support group for moms called Las Comadres, and family activities with the goal of preventing violence and creating a safe, welcoming connection to adult and youth mentors.
Dolores has been working in high need neighborhoods for over ten years. Her commitment to creating a safe and healthy environment for children and teens means she works many more hours than she is paid for. Over the years, Dolores has been a key organizer in conducting neighborhood forums on gangs, youth safety, and resident issues. Even after Hollister’s most recent drive by shooting, Ms. Dolores offered comfort and connected counseling resources to families traumatized and afraid. She is a mentor to many young people who affectionately call her Ms. D, and it’s evidenced when they return from high school or college to greet her with a hug and a smile. She is the epitome of a peacemaker because she challenges hate with love.
The Youth Alliance congratulates Ms. Dolores for her compassion and amazing work on behalf of our local youth and families.
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The Youth Alliance is proud to receive support from the United Way.