As Teen Life in HDb spreads to new schools, it also changes to fit the personality of the school. At Atlantic High School a core group of students plans workshops and events for other students to attend, participate, and learn about behavioral health monthly. At Carver Middle School, two teachers confer with students and help plan activities for all who attend each month.
And at Village Academy, the last of the three to get started, we have lunch and conversation.
High school and middle schoolers are busy. Between classes, homework, clubs, sports, and family obligations it’s fair to say that most students are stretched pretty thin.
So, we brought their meetings to lunch. Here, Teen Life in HDb is providing students with a time during the day to decompress, talk and laugh with their fellow students, and meet new friends.
By letting the students get to know each other and create an open space for conversation about life, school, and behavioral health Teen Life in HDb is allowing the Village Academy students to move at their own pace.
Teen Life Leadership
As we continue our monthly lunch meetings, leaders are emerging who are excited about Teen Life and the potential it can have for their school and their community.
As we move forward and continue handing control to the students it seems that Teen Life in HDb is truly unstoppable – there’s no telling what’s next.