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Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Nu Look Beauty Supply & Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Hair Care Extravaganza’

Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Nu Look Beauty Supply & Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Hair Care Extravaganza’

  • 9/6/2018 1:34:00 PM
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Due to weather considerations, the Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Hair Care Extravaganza’ event is canceled. We will notify you when we have a new date. Thank you for your interest.Roanoke, Va. -- Back-to-school time can put a lot of pressure on kids – not just to be their best, but to also look their best. For black girls confronted with conflicting standards of beauty, achieving a hairstyle that makes them feel confident can cause additional anxiety -- especially when the...
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YAP's Place in the Changing Virginia Juvenile Justice System

  • 6/23/2017 10:19:00 AM
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Valerie Koeppel, Director of YAP's program in Roanoke speaks about Virginia's changing juvenile justice system:  "Prisons don't work... We want to move to a system that we know does work and that's supporting kids and their families in their own communities."
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Roanoke County YAP Gives Back to Rescue Mission

Roanoke County YAP Gives Back to Rescue Mission

  • 10/15/2015 11:43:00 AM
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Roanoke YAP in Virginia gave back to their community through volunteering at a local Rescue Mission. They worked in the kitchen in a variety of roles. A young woman and her foster mom and foster sibling served food to more than 200 shelter residents, an advocate and a client cut bushels of apples, our Director and a mother cleaned and chopped cauliflower, and an advocate and a client rinsed dirty dishes for the dishwasher. Additionally, the Administrative Manager and Advocacy Coordinator and a y...
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