Tik Tok Challenges are wreaking havoc in schools. These challenges typically involve unethical, illegal and/or unwanted behaviors or actions against teachers or school personnel, and sometimes involve ingesting illegal or household substances that can at minimum cause bodily injury and at worst death.
Clothing provides more than protection from our environment; it helps us express ourselves and our values, allows us to fit in with our peers, and provides confidence too.
Teens’ Closet, a North Star Youth Partnership program of Catholic Charities, supplies more than just new outfits. For those like Beth, having access to the program means being able to feel comfortable and confident in what they wear.
As teens make the transition to young adults, they often feel alone in adapting to the changes and challenges that come their way. Girl Talk, a North Star Youth Partnership program of Catholic Charities, connects Prescott girls in middle and high school with mentors who help them navigate everything from self-esteem building to resolving conflicts with friends.
Being a teen is difficult enough, but during these days of social isolation, social media and bullying can escalate the issues teens may be dealing with, such as depression, drug and alcohol abuse eating disorders, and more. What can parents do to help their teens deal with the increased social media pressures and online bullying during quarantine?
With the onset of COVID-19 and the practice of social and physical distancing to help contain it, we are witnessing a cultural transformation as it relates to our educational system. Parents are now assuming home schooling responsibilities, which is unprecedented, and we have no previous models on which to base this new way of schooling.
Being a teenager is hard enough. When you don’t have the money to buy clothes for school, it can make it even more difficult.
Adolescence is a challenging time. Often youth struggle to fit in with their peers and lack confidence and self-worth. What if something as simple as having new, clean clothing could make a difference and help them feel better?
“I felt PAL would be the best fit for me… I thought I could make a difference,” Maddison says. PAL stands for Peer Assistance and Leadership, a youth leadership program run by North Star Youth Partnership.
Letting your child stay home alone and watch younger siblings is an important part of growing up. It’s a huge step toward his/her independence and helps build self-sufficiency. Trusting your teen or preteen to babysit builds his/her self-confidence and lets him/her contribute to your family in a meaningful way.
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