YANA was made possible by the generous support of the State College Area School District.

Special Thanks To:


Students in grades k-12 in State College Area School District came toegheter to discuss the importance of mental wellness and the importance of creating communities full of acceptance, appreciation and understanding. Each piece of this Stomper tells a story of a brave individual. 

The pictures to the left provide a look at some of the activities and amazing pieces that were created during the Stomper process.

Stomper Stand Together and it's story was unveiled on May 9, 2018 during a special picnic for ESL students and their families.

Our Artists:

Marisa Vicere

Nancy Vicere

Chris Bittner

A Big Thank You:

a Stomper created by PA Cyber


Created by students enroilled in PA Cyber in collaboration with Marisa Vicere

Born: May 22, 2018

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” - Carson Larson

 When we combine strengths and passions with a sense of purpose and a strong belief in ourselves, we can become unstoppable! 

Through a five week series of classes, students had a chance to envision their futures, reflect on their strengths, and celebrate the amazing young people that they are. 

“Believe” reminds us that confidence cannot be transferred. Having a strong self-confidence can help us communicate better, maintain integrity, and be comfortable with reaching out for help or to help, if needed.

- “Believe” was created by students and families at  the State College branch of PA Cyber with the generous support of their administration and teachers.



The Benefits of Creative Expression

  • How do you feel art and creative expression can be used to educate and inspire change?
    • ​"It speaks to our own inner voice and brings us together to express our thoughts with others"
    • "Expression through art has an infinite number of possible ways to express our deepest feelings, which are sometimes difficult or impossible to express in words"
  • ​How can we encourage and facilitate creative expression across our community?
    • ​"Providing more opportunities for getting together"
    • "Open up, create and play together!"
    • "By encouraging participants to use art forms to put ideas and concepts into a form of art.