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This week HAPI-YEP & Allied Health Academy partnered up to educate the students about the effects of smoking tobacco products. They were given a brief overview about the health risks associated with smoking and gained a better perspective about the risks of vaping/e-cigarettes. Students were able to voice their opinions by “telling” smokers (strangers, family, and/or friends) how they feel about smoking.
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!
“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: mlkday.gov)
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!