We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to explore their identity in a positive and affirming environment. This comes from the OUT There Adventures’ website, a Seattle based non-profit organization working to change the lives of LGBTQ youth. It’s... READ MORE
Intercept courses teach students the connection between handling responsibilities and earning privileges. Parents and guardians learn parallel with them—at home—that the importance of structure comes from themselves and their ability to practice compromise and consistency. The bottom line is, if... READ MORE
The foundation of communicating with struggling teens is the same as you would use with anyone who is struggling: listen, affirm, speak assertively, set clear boundaries, respond honestly and provide support. As with all people, effective communication depends on the... READ MORE
Distance “The distance was good for us. I wish more families could experience distance like this. It is different than him being at school, or gone for a weekend. It is different because he is not a phone call away,... READ MORE
“Bad” is a shaky platform to be placed on. It is not a useful piece of feedback, or a nugget of real-talk from a trusted adult. It is a stagnant, heavy label; a “you are” statement, leaving no nuance for... READ MORE
When I was 22, I was really confused. I’ve never been good at planning—mostly because I never knew what I should be planning for. During my freshman year of college, I was completely overwhelmed by how many people seemed like... READ MORE
The list of things students learn on Outward Bound expeditions is practically endless: cutting vegetables; washing dishes; keeping track of their belongings; sewing; map-reading; fire-building; setting up a tent; conflict resolution skills; goal setting; tree identification; leadership skills; basic first... READ MORE
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