The YOUNG PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION is a non-profit social-emotional mental health based after school program. We believe mental health is the foundation of ALL health and it is our mission to enhance our communities while enhancing ourselves.
The YPA was created to fill gaps needing support with success of the WHOLE child in mind.
Very often students are not receiving the necessary emotional/mental support specifically needed throughout the school day; yet are expected to perform and penalized when under performing.
Our founding president, grandadaughter/daughter of teachers while teaching almost ten years herself, designed The YPA with first-hand awareness of the many needs neglected daily in school aged children.
Many professionals lack the necessary knowledge needed in recognizing mental health struggles in children and quickly mislabel them as misbehaved or problematic.
However what if the child is simply misguided if guided at all in regulating emotions and processing negativity in healthy ways that dont linger internally.? That is why we are here! We want to be YOUR childs sanctuary for self care-self awareness-and self-esteem.
Our after school program provides daily mental health mentorship counseling from real professionals. We also engage members in a plethora of healthy release outlets for any negative experiences like yoga, intentional art therapy, gardening, and financial literacy.
TRANSPORTATION to and from our facility is also available as a convenience for working parents.
Meeting the above goal will cover our initial building opening fees(security deposit, lease, insurance, supplies,transportation, etc) at our first location this FEBRUARY 2021 in Temple Terrace, Florida while allowing us to bring a service of limitless attributions to the community.
JOIN US! In our E.O.C.W.E.O.S. CAMPAIGN(Enhancing Our Community WHILE Enhancing Ourselves )
**Any and all donations made to The YPA are TAX deductible!!**