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AACI YTI promotes healthy living, substance use education prevention, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, social emotional learning, and self-advocacy by providing youth FREE arts and multi-media education. Programs are designed for Santa Clara county youth and young adults ages 8-24 unless stated otherwise. 

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AACI Youth Programs Showcase!

June 20, 2024

6- 8  PM @ Seven Trees Community Center

Join AACI Youth Programs for a student art and campaign showcase! YTI and FNL are excited to showcase student art work and campaigns from students throughout the 2023-2024 school year. This is a great opportunity for students to show off their hard work with family and friends while enjoying light refreshments.*

 

From YTI, you will see work from our Stop Motion Animation workshops/camps, Digital Illustration workshops/camps, Paint Nights, and Photography workshops. Also from YTI: mental health and substance use prevention campaigns created by the YMCA/YTI Youth Council. FNL will be sharing the poster projects they created this year, as well as a slide show of their chapter activities.

 

FNL will also be hosting a slime decorating table! 

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Paint Party

July 17, 2024

2:00 - 3:30  PM @ Seven Trees Library

Join AACI YTI for our July Paint Party at Seven Trees Library Branch in San Jose! Local artist, Sheetal Seth, will lead this workshop to help you create a fun summer painting for you to take home.

Open to Santa Clara County youth ages 8-17!

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Roblox Games- Coding Workshop

July 23, 2024

2:00 - 4:00  PM @ Berryessa Library

Learn programming skills in a simple and fun way. This interactive course leverages the excitement of Roblox, transforming gameplay into a hands-on coding experience.​

 

Open to Santa Clara County youth ages 10-15!

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Roblox Games- Coding Workshop

July 25, 2024

2:00 - 4:00  PM @ Seven Trees Library

Learn programming skills in a simple and fun way. This interactive course leverages the excitement of Roblox, transforming gameplay into a hands-on coding experience.​

 

Open to Santa Clara County youth ages 10-15!

YTI offers free trainings in the topics of social emotional learning, life skills, mental health, and suicide prevention to teens & adults.

Botvin Life Skills Training

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Transitions Training for ages 16+
6 sessions long, 1 hour each session
Designed to provide skills to those facing new roles & responsibilities that
come with the transition from high school into the workforce and further education. Students will learn:

  • Goal-Setting

  • Effective Communication

  • Managing Stress

  • Decision-Making & Risk

  • Managing Time & Money

  • Building Relationships

Be Sensitive, Be Brave

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Mental Health Training for teens and adults

1 hour and 30 minutes long
"Be Sensitive, Be Brave for Mental Health" infuses culture and diversity throughout a foundational workshop on mental health. This free workshop prepares community members to help friends and loved ones during times of distress. Learn how to recognize mental health conditions, what to do when someone needs support, and tools for maintaining good mental health.

 

Community members will learn how to:

  • Identify if someone is in mental distress

  • Practice being sensitive and brave in helping others

  • Increase awareness of mental health resources

  • Build resilience using a recipe for mental health

  • Build cultural sensitivity around mental health

  • Respond to community needs and decrease stigma

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Suicide Prevention Training for teens and adults

1 hour and 30 minutes long

“Be Sensitive, Be Brave for Suicide Prevention” infuses culture and diversity throughout a foundational workshop on suicide prevention. This free workshop teaches community members to act as eyes and ears for suicidal distress and to connect individuals to help.

 

Community members will learn how to:

  • Identify signs of suicide

  • Ask if someone is considering suicide sensitively and confidently

  • Connect individuals with the appropriate support

  • Approach suicide prevention in a culturally sensitive manner

  • Respond to community needs and decrease stigma

Specialized Workshops

Health Campaign Workshops
YTI offers a specialized workshop series for San Jose State University's Public Health Programs. Program students work with local media educators and agencies to create their own health campaigns on mental health, healthy living or substance use prevention targeted to their demographic of choice. This series is only available and catered to the SJSU Public Health Program. 

PSA workshops
YTI is offers specialized workshops with different organizations and schools. YTI will connect your organization or school to media educators who can teach youth how to create an effective PSA as well we the skills necessary to make one (graphic design, podcast, and video). 
  
Email yti@aaci.org if you're interested in customized workshops. 

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