YAASPA is a great organization that helps youth navigate through life and be aware of their communities in a way that wasn't always provided. YAASPA engages youth in social/political issues by helping them identify with certain issues and gives them avenues to get involved with those issues.
There is no greater mission than engaging youth in political activism and YAASPA does it exceptionally well. Our community is a better place because of this organization.
i love YAASPA and the opportunites it brings to the students. we meet face to face and get to talk to people in different career fields and are able to build a network for our future as well. for me personally , it has widened my perspective and gave me consideration to a lot of careers i might have not considered or even knew about.
YAASPA is such an amazing organization! It has opened me to many opportunities that helped give me an idea of who I want to be as a professional and I want to get involved with social justice in my community. The organization offers so much for the youth in the surrounding community to get involved in important issues that effect them. The Social Sciences and Policy Institute is one of these programs, it's amazing to see how the students are interested in learning more about social justice and how policy is incorporated. They are actively intrigued in changing the faults in the system starting off with their schools and YAASPA provides them with the resources to do so.
The presenters that attended the program made it easy to understand and handed us information to learn more about what their social justice is. It was also interesting meeting different age groups because they want to be a change to society. I would recommend YAASPA to anyone because there's plenty opportunities that we don't necessarily hear about at school.
I was able to speak at the Institute and was thoroughly impressed by the attentiveness and curiosity of the students. While the students were varied in age, they engaged equally with the content and I think learned valuable lessons. The best aspect of the whole process was Janice and her ability to stay organized in the mists of so many speakers. I highly recommend the program to anyone.
I had the privilege of speaking to this group of amazing students. They were such a great group of students! The mission of this organization incredible and inspiring!
I spoke at two summer policy institute workshops that YAASPA hosted in June 2017. The students were passionate, attentive, and engaged in the activities to think of ways to increase voter participation across the country, especially among young people. Janiece, the founder and director of YAASPA, is very organized and has an amazingly positive disposition. The opportunities that she is providing for these young people are impactful and worthwhile!