EYPC Newsletter April 2016
"It takes a village to raise a child" 
"EYPC is committed to the village"
Empowering Youth for Positive Change welcomes you to our  monthly newsletter! 
Message from our CEO
Never let anyone tell you that you don't matter because you do!  Always strive to do your best, regardless of how it may look or how difficult it may be. You were created to succeed!
Clinicians Corner:
Mr. JR  Fondren

Teenage depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional melancholy—it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen depression can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, self-loathing and self-mutilation, pregnancy, violence, and even suicide. 

Signs and symptoms of depression in teens

Sadness or hopelessness
Irritability, anger, or hostility
Tearfulness or frequent crying
Withdrawal from friends and family
Loss of interest in activities
Changes in eating and sleeping habits
Restlessness and agitation
Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
Lack of enthusiasm and motivation
Fatigue or lack of energy
Difficulty concentrating
Thoughts of death or suicide

Empowering Youth for Positive Change would like to congratulate our CEO Mrs. Towanda Darden on her Who's Who Award. 

Employee's of the Month

 March Employees of the Month

Richmond Area:

  • Jernesha Rowe  – Intensive In Home
  • Zenobia Bey  – Mental Health Skill-building

Warsaw Area:

  • Amanda Birdsall – Intensive In Home 
  • Genevia Dabney – Mental Health Skill-building 
  • Andrea White – Therapeutic Day Treatment 


Who is Hiring?

Who is Hiring?
EYPC is hiring!
We are looking for Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) ,Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).

Please email andrea.quarles@ey4pc.com if you are interested. 
Serenity HomeCare LLC is also hiring!
Serenity HomeCare is looking for Patient Care Assistants (PCA) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Contact  Ivori Locke at  (804) 318-1591 if you are interested. 
Serenity HomeCare is also offering mobile First Aid and CPR classes. 
CPR & 1st Aid: $55
Individual classes: $45
Contact Info: Jameka Buchanan  (804) 519-7722


Northwestern Mutual: Life Insurance and Financial Planning would like to offer a learning opportunity for any trustworthy and respectful  individuals that would like the opportunity to learn about this well established firm. 

Northwestern Mutual has tremendous accolades: honored in the Selling Power Magazine 2014 Edition “50 Best Companies to Sell For”, Glassdoor.com recognizes Northwestern Mutual as one of the “Best Places to Work” in America in 2013, and Training Magazines Jan/Feb 2014 Edition ranked Northwestern Mutual in the top 125 list.

Northwestern Mutual  has a top training and development program to bring people from both outside and inside our industry up to speed quickly to grow a successful business.  New people will have hands-on coaching and direct personal support.

For more information, contact:

DeShawn L. Chapman
Field Director/Financial Advisor

Community Events
PROM 2016

It’s that time of year again and the prom is drawing near!!!!!!!!

We found a resource for free gowns and discounted tux at $60.00 includes shoes. 

If you have a client or know of someone in need please contact Ms. Penny (Parent Advocate)

Office 804-789-1314 or email penny.rice@ey4pc.com by April 5th, 2016 so that she can setup appointments for them to come and shop.

  Please come out and join us us for our car wash fundraiser!

Framework, Inc.

Food Pantry 

Tuesday & Thursday 10AM to 3PM

Clients must be present to receive food

Maximum food allowance; 2x per month 

Clothing Closet 

Open every Wednesday of the month

10AM to 3PM 


10 items per person including 1 coat and 1 pair of shoes every 2 months 

Women's Empowerment Group 

Meeting 10AM to 12PM every third Friday of the month 

7206 Hull Street. Suite 104 N. Chesterfield 23235

804-308-3110 / 804-308-3956 fax

Children's Museum of Richmond 
On the 15 th  of each month the Children Museum of Richmond, all four locations will be offering 15 cents admission to children with an adult admission. This is going on now and through 2016.

EYPC Mandatory Quarterly Meeting

Will be held in the Northern Neck on 

Saturday April 30th, 2016 

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm 

Boys and Girls Club

517 N. Main St.

Kilmarnock, VA 22482 

See you there!

Human Rights Meeting 
The next  meeting  of the Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Local  Human   Rights  Committee is scheduled for 
1:00 p.m.  on  April 25th    
Macedonia Baptist Church,
2491 Ashdale Road,
Center Cross, VA 22437

EYPC Invites all in the Community to Attend. 

I Vote For Me launched our College Prep Not Prison Prep Campaign March 2016 with two viewings of the documentary - Elementary Genocide.  This film gives perspective to the national epidemic known as the School-to-Prison-Pipeline, where children of color are disproportionately suspended, expelled and referred to law enforcement at rates 4-6 times that of their white counterparts.  The Center for Public Integrity ran an article in April 2015 that ranked Virginia as #1 in the nation for school-based referrals to the criminal justice system.  We must stop this trend!  To get involved or learn more about this movement, contact Lorraine Wright @ lorraine.wright@ivoteforme.us .

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and we will have two trainings on recognizing child sexual abuse.  Info will be uploaded to website by April 1.

  Please contact Ivoteforme.us for more info.


EYPC raised $203 in donations for the Northern Neck Disaster Relief Fund. Thanks to your contribution, families in the Northern Neck area that were affected by the tornado in February will have bottled water, food, and other items needed to make their recovery easier. The monetary sacrifice you made to help others in need is greatly appreciated. Thank you again.

EYPC supported to VSU students  with $1000 for housing and $500.00 to study abroad in Italy! 

EYPC also donated $1500 to Housing Family First.

If you know anyone in need of assistance, please let us know so we can help with community resources. 

Email us at: eypc2012@gmail.com

    Community Prayer Walk!!

  Spring Fling Egg Hunt!

EYPC Father Daughter Dance in Northumberland County 

School Board Meetings  
We want to encourage parents in Lancaster and Northumberland to attend their children's School Board Meetings.
The times and dates are as follows:
Lancaster Schools School Board Meeting
Scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board Office. 2330 Irvington Road Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Contact: dpulliam@lcs.k12.va.us or call 804-462-51
Northumberland School Board Meetings
Scheduled on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Office.  2172 Northumberland Highway  Lottsburg, VA 22511
Contact: 804-529-6134 for more info.
Westmoreland School Board Meetings
Scheduled on the third Monday of every month at 7pm in the School Board Office.
141 Opal Lane  Montross, VA 22520 Contact: 804-493-8018 for more info. 
Essex County School Board Meetings 
Scheduled on the second Monday of every month at 7pm in the School Board Office. 
109 Cross Street Tappahannock, VA 22560 Contact: 804-443-4366 for more info.
Richmond County School Board Meetings
Scheduled on the Wednesday prior to the second Thursday at 10am or 5pm. 
( Current dates are 3/9 at 10am & 4/13 at 5pm) 6914 Richmond Road Warsaw, Virginia 22572 Contact: 804-333-3681 for more info.

Introducing the Parents Assisting Parents Group! (PAP)
  PAPs is a group open to all parents that focuses on the support and guidance from one parent to another. The group’s main goal is to provide one another with the tools, encouragement, support, and guidance to be successful in their parenting endeavors.  PAPs assists each other with the specific skill-building techniques needed to assist with managing the everyday struggles that often come along with parenting. PAPs meet weekly to assist one another with sharing and identifying one’s own strengths, experiences, resources, and limitations regarding parenting and building on one another in order to become a more effective parent.  Each group is facilitated by a trained clinician to provide education regarding mental and physical health diagnoses, effective communicate techniques, conflict resolution skills, behavior modification techniques, and so on. PAPs prides itself in being confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental; with one goal in mind- to promote positive and loving parents.