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Roanoke Mom Receives Special Scholarship as Part of a Unique Toolkit to Support and Keep Her Family Together

Roanoke Mom Receives Special Scholarship as Part of a Unique Toolkit to Support and Keep Her Family Together

  • 8/6/2019 10:07:00 AM
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Less than two years ago, life for Michelle Labrecque was more than 100 percent about her children and managing their complex health and developmental challenges. To say she was overwhelmed would be an understatement.“[My son] has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit- hyperactivity disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, oppositional defiance disorder as well as specific learning disabilities in math and written expression. [My daughter] has been diagnosed with disrupt...
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Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair'

Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair'

  • 7/26/2019 12:10:00 PM
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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 there’s no money in the family budget for a salon visit.That’s was the motivation behind Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s “Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair.” YAP&rsq...
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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 12:34:00 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 9:19:00 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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