If a child cannot learn the way I teach, then I must teach the way he learns.
--Anna Gillingham, educator and psychologist

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Teens Lead Discussion on the Big Issues from Their World

Youth Connect, in partnership with Sewickley Academy and QV Voice, presents "Teen Talk," a panel discussion for parents and other caregivers.  The discussion, slated for Friday morning, January 25, will be led by a group of Sewickley Academy Upper School students, as well as members of the QV Voice Peer Advocates, Quaker Valley high school students dedicated to encouraging their fellow students to express opinions and providing resources and strategies through engagement in lunch discussion groups and school-wide presentations and activities.

The student discussion leaders will share some of the major issues teens are facing today, and what parents and other adults can do to help them navigate the teen years.  Using a set of scenarios to describe what a typical teen encounters and works through during the course of his or her high school career, the panel will engage the audience in thinking about ways adults--particularly parents and caregivers--can offer support without being shut down by a self-conscious teem.

"Teen Talk" will take place in the 2nd floor community room at Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn Street, starting at 9 am on Friday, January 25th, 2013.  The program is free and open to the public.  

Youth Connect is a group of concerned adults and students from schools and organizations in the Sewickley area working to provide the information, resources, and support our young people need to avoid risky behaviors and enjoy their teen years.  For more information on Youth Connect and the upcoming presentation by Sewickley Academy students and QV Voice, visit www.youthconnectnews.blogspot.com., search for us on Facebook, or email youthconnect@hotmail.com.

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