Thursday, November 19, 2015

Resilient Kids

Resilient Kids is a Rhode Island based organization promoted to helping youth in grades K-12.  After watching the videos, I can't help but wish this was around for me growing up.   The organization focuses on reducing stress, facilitate learning and to and help with personal growth.  Growing up, we were never taught what stress even was, nevermind how to manage it.  It really wasn't until high school where stressed kicked in.  Junior year was the worst. Looking into colleges, preparing and taking the SAT or the ACT, getting ready of prom, taking drivers tests and still trying to maintain a decent average.  I feel this program would have definitely benefited me in high school.

I love the idea of the workers setting them up with a toolbox on "how to's" rather than just telling them what they're doing is wrong and telling them to stop.  Not everyone learns by being told what to do, so opening up the toolbox is expanding their horizons gives them more tools to use to help them cope in other ways. This is definitely an organization I could see myself working for.

1 comment:

  1. I agree completely! What you said about not even knowing what stress was or learning how to manage it reminded me of a conversation we had in class a couple weeks ago while visiting YIA. We were talking about how adults and teachers sometimes tell kids that the things they are stressing over are stupid and not "real problems." I believe that this is one of the main reasons why adults don't think kids can even be stressed.