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Jose-Luis Mejia speaks on teaching young people about mental illness and stigma, and breaking cycle of trauma

May 1st, 2014 | By
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Growing up in a neighborhood of poverty or violence can traumatize any young person, and lead them to struggle with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—like anxiety, depression, and aggressive behavior.

We spoke with TAYSF’s own Jose-Luis Mejia on his work as a Peer Educator teaching young people about mental illness and stigmas often attached to it through SOLVE. Jose-Luis graciously shares his personal story with trauma and its consequences to high school students and providers, and us!



Interview w/ Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
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Interview w/ Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services By Justin Slaughter, SF4TAY Communications Coordinator In Larkin Street Youth Services transitional housing programs, what does Larkin provide for runaway and homeless 16 to 24 year olds? Sherilyn: First and foremost, Larkin Street Youth Services provides a safe place, with caring adults, a warm meal

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Youth Leadership Institute now hiring San Francisco Program Coordinator

Aug 21st, 2012 | By

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
Patricia Barahona, Director of San Francisco Programs
pbarahona@yli.org
Subject: San Francisco County Program Coordinator.
Click here to download YLI SF Program Coordinator job description.
Source: Youth Leadership Institute, August 21, 2012.