ACEIPI Y4Y SUMMER PROGRAM Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) 2016

   ACEIPI’s summer program for Y4Y was held last April 2016 with students who participated ranging from 13 to 21 years old. This was also launched as the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) for the first time this year. Its major objective is to empower and strengthen the participants’ development in 5 main areas such as their self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, leadership skills, spirituality, and financial literacy. Based on these 5 major aspects of personal development, the following topics were covered during the workshop:

1. Self-concept (April 6, 2016)
2. Passion and Vision (April 7, 2016)
3. Social Communication (April 12, 2016)
4. Family and Social Interaction (April 13, 2016)
5. Servant Leadership (April 20, 2016)
6. Personal Leadership (April 21, 2016)
7. God’s Loving Presence (April 27, 2016)
8. Treasure (April 28, 2016)
9. Decision-making Skills and Discernment (April 28, 2016)


   These workshops have enabled the participants to yield the following results:
• Gain deeper understanding of themselves
• Create their own vision statements and dream boards for the next few months or years
• Be actively involved in activities that require sharing insights and interaction
• Enhance their leadership potential
• Start a personal relationship with God
• Build their real treasure
• Develop decisions about the things they want most in life


   On April 28, 2016, YEP concluded with a mini celebration and simple ceremony in which certificates, special awards, and giveaways were given to the participants.
1) YEP! 2016 Leadership Awardee: Marvilyn Bonifacio;
2) YEP! 2016 Leadership Potential: Ruby Joy Borbon, Rhaynnalyn Morales, Mylene Igharas, John Vincent Valderama & John Paul Gelladula;
3) YEP! 2016 Personality Development Awardee: Clarisse Mendoza
4) YEP! 2016 Volunteer Awardee: Rialyn Bonaobra
As a unique intermission for this event, there were situational skits role-played by 5 different groups of participants and one facilitator for each group.

Prepared by
Felisa Etorne Coordinator/Facilitator