Student Success: 5 Ways Parents & Caregivers Can Help

Every parent and caregiver wants their child to succeed in school, but academic success is more than just getting good grades. It’s about growing as a person, discovering new things and gaining essential life skills. While success looks different for every student, what matters most is empowering kids to explore [...]

August 24, 2023|Categories: News, resources|Tags: , |

How Afterschool Programs Reinforce Social-Emotional Learning

Today’s kids are facing a mental health crisis. In 2021, 4 in 10 students (42%) felt sad or hopeless, and almost one-third (29%) experienced poor mental health.1 The effects of the pandemic, the constant pressure of social media and the world's complex issues are affecting their well-being.To help youth grow [...]

August 24, 2023|Categories: News, resources|Tags: , |

Social Media and Mental Health: 4 Tips for Teens on Building and Protecting Self-Esteem

The benefits of social media are undeniable. With just a few clicks, we can build new connections with people from around the world. We can plug into our favorite interests, enjoy entertaining content, and learn more on subjects that intrigue us. Social media also empowers us to express ourselves, share [...]

August 24, 2023|Categories: News, resources|Tags: , |

Emotional Check-Ins for Kids: 5 Ideas for Discussing Feelings

Ever ask how your child is doing and they give you the ultimate no-information response — "Fine"? There are a lot of reasons kids, like adults, choose this simplistic answer. And for many families, the practice of stopping and actually checking in with each other's emotions may be new.  Emotional health [...]

August 9, 2023|Categories: News, resources|Tags: , |

How to Handle Afterschool Meltdowns this Back-to-School Season

Where am I going? Who are my teachers? Will I be able to keep up with the homework? Will my friends be in any of my classes? Who will I eat lunch with? What are people thinking about me? Do I look ok? Am I doing this right?These are [...]

August 9, 2023|Categories: News, resources|Tags: , |

What Is Self-Advocacy? Tips for Speaking Up

From school government to local government, community programs to TikTok, today’s young people are no longer just joining conversations – they’re leading them. Young people all over the world are speaking up on issues that matter to them. They are showing that their voices have power and inspiring the [...]

August 9, 2023|Categories: News, resources|Tags: , |

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