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The Power of Young People: 14 Ways Students Are Making a Difference

By Natalie C. Jacobs, J.D., coauthor of Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court Youth activism and civic engagement are nothing new. Young people often have an energy and a determination that … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Human Rights Issues

Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. According to a recent study, teens are more civically engaged than ever before. Share this list … Continue reading

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Your Summertime Plan “BE”

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. The other day, a friend said something that gave me pause: “We can’t overflow where there is no flow.” Wait, I wondered, … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Move Beyond Tragedy

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time passes. We often can remember, as if it were yesterday, how we felt as … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Raising Emotionally Resilient Kids

By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., author of Ollie Outside: Screen-Free Fun In the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, a teenage boy becomes disheartened when his karate teacher has him doing chores to exhaustion day after day. Instead of teaching the boy … Continue reading

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