Monthly Archives: January 2017

Celebrating Lunar New Year at HAPI-YEP

This week at HAPI-YEP, we celebrated Lunar New Year which is this Saturday, January 28th.

In honor of the New Year which will be the year of the Rooster, students wrote their wishes for the new year and added them to our Wishing Tree, stuffed and handed out red envelopes to their fellow classmates, ate oranges for good luck, played a Lunar New Year trivia game and enjoyed traditional new year games.

Exercising was incorporated into the traditional new year games the students played, which included Bo cua ca cop (a Vietnamese New Year game). In order for the students to participate in each round of the game, they had to do push-ups or squats. We played the game for over an hour!

From all of us at HAPI-YEP we wish you a Hapiy and Prosperous New Year!

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FAFSA Completion Celebration

Completing the FAFSA/CA DREAM application is an important part of creating a college-going culture.  We challenged our students to complete their FAFSA/CA DREAM by December 2016.  We are proud that the students in our program have completed their FAFSA/CA DREAM and are all college bound!  For their hard work, we provided the students with lunch and celebrated their many successes over the years.

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MLK Day- National Day of Service 2017

HAPIY Thursday!

“MLK Day of Service is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.” ( For more information  and volunteer opportunities please visit:

On January 16, 2017, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, OCAPICA’s Youth Education Team and HAPI-YEP students participated in Anaheim Union High School District’s Annual Servathon.

AUHSD Servathon projects included beautifying their campus, putting together care packages for military and the homeless and learning CPR.

For OCAPICA’s project at Magnolia,  students wrote positive and heartfelt messages and decorated cards to send to our service men and women.

Check out the students in action!

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Bank of America Student Leaders-OPEN

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Internship and Leadership Opportunity!
Deadline: January 27, 2017
++Currently be a junior or senior in high school
++Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
++Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2017
++Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 9 – July 14, 2017) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
++Be a student in good standing at your school
++Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.