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.

Mr. Matsuda visits HAPI-YEP!


Mr. Matsuda, Anaheim Union High School District’s Superintendent visited HAPI-YEP in an effort to understand the work being done at our afterschool program and the resources being provided to our students. Students had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Matsuda and Mr. Lerner on the values of having an afterschool program that has given them a sense of community and family.


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Climate Change & Human Health: HAPI-YEP Edition

In collaboration with the Allied Health Academy, our students learned about the impacts of a changing climate and human health.

Students worked together to tackle Environmental issues such as waterborne diseases, developmental disorders, mental health disorders, vectorborne and waterborne diseases. They concluded their findings by presenting to the class with the problem and possible solutions!

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Keys to Healthy Relationships

In this activity, students worked together to understand the keys to healthy relationships. They looked to assess various scenarios of unhealthy relationships and learned how to be advocates in situations of unfair treatment.

They also came together in their groups and and put together a “I HAVE THE RIGHT TO…” as we discussed the rights they have over their bodies with students coming up with terms such as “the right to defend myself”, “the right to choose friends”, “the right for freedom of expression, and so much more!

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