YANA (You Are Not Alone) Vee Team Connect

 

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Angie Chen
Interested in more Yana Group information or if you have a question? Please email us at yana@jessiivee.com
Hello everyone! My name is Angie Chen and I am the YANA Administrative Coordinator. I’ve just graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Research Intensive Specialization Psychology degree. I am passionate about mental health, mainly in the child and adolescent demographics. My goal is to include more countries under YANA, especially Asian countries. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about YANA!! I would love to hear any feedback about this program from you guys :)
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YANA team

I am Felicia Nofuente, an elementary school counselor at Betz Elementary School and I am in my third year as a YANA supervising teacher. It has been a rewarding experience to see how our students interpret the YANA mission and translate it to activities in our building.  At the elementary school level, I was curious to see how our students were going to share YANA with the entire school. In my first year, we started with 4 students who wanted to go into classrooms to teach kindness lessons and it has grown into a movement of 15 students facilitating community projects, kindness week, and school-wide challenges in hopes of creating a safe and positive school climate. Each year our students find creative ways to spread kindness and inclusivity in our schools. The YANA team would meet about once a month during lunch to brainstorm ideas based on the mission of our YANA team. As the supervising teacher, I communicate with JessiiVee’s YANA Team about our different activities and make sure they align with the YANA mission. It has been a wonderful experience to work with the YANA team that helps create a safe and inclusive space for students to express themselves and spread kindness at Betz Elementary School.

Felecia Nofuente YANA supervising teacher

Created by Jessii Vee, YANA Stands for: You are not alone!
Use this group to make connections with others sharing similar struggles. Spread positivity!

A few years ago, the concept of YANA groups in schools was discussed and created by a group of women called “Beautifully Blessed.” This group was founded, and lead by Niki Vee, Jessii Vee’s mom. What the group wanted to accomplish was to prevent loneliness and isolation for kids in schools. Jessii was a part of this group and she wanted to use her platform to support and spread this idea. She felt very passionate about this movement as she herself had a difficult time in school fitting in. She has always taken the time to tell her YouTube following to “Embrace their weird side because normal is boring.” She wanted kids to feel empowered because of their differences not embarrassed or ashamed.

So “YANA Vee Team Connect” groups were born! Jessii would like to see these groups in every school around the world. Her goal is to start a movement where schools/programs form groups that reach out to kids who are alone and having problems fitting in.

The goalsof these groups are to spread kindness, be inclusive, reach out to those who are alone, prevent bullying, discourage hate, encourage justice/peace and spread love to everyone despite their differences. These YANA groups should be supervised by a school official and inspire kids who want to make a difference in the lives of others, to sign up and spread kindness and inclusiveness! Most groups in schools choose the smartest, strongest, most athletic, or talented students for their groups. Not for Vee Team Connect YANA Groups! Any member of YANA groups should be kind, caring, selfless and encouraging. They should NOT be rude, condescending, unkind or part of groups who do not include others. The supervising teachers/instructors should be very specific in who they choose to be members of this important group.

If your school or program would like to be part of the Vee Team Connect YANA Group, please download the YANA Group Information Sheet & Application, and have a school or program official complete the form. Once complete, the form should be emailed to yana@jessiivee.com.

YANA Registered Schools

Finland Elemantary

Country Place Elementary

Betz Elementary School

Focus Beyond School

Bayview Secondary College

Early College High School

Sunnyside Elementary

Mt. Ararat High School

Jenkintown Middle/High School

College of Adaptive Arts

Nocona Middle School

Bertha Barber Elementary School

Central Elementary School

B. Gale Wilson School

Cumberland North Academy

Creekside Park Junior High

St Luke Nepean

Congress Park School

Sanger High West Campus

Carroll County Middle School

Silver Lake Elementary

Rolland Warner Middle School (6-7 Campus)

Monte Vista Elementary School

Tarrallton Elementary School

Skyridge Middle School

Noxville Academy

Riverfield Country Day School

Wasuma Wlementary School

Edenwood Middle School

Mackinaw Trail Middle School

James Hogg Middle School