Spotlight on Youth: High Schoolers Trick or Treating

Halloween was a couple weeks ago – a reminder for those who already polished off the last fun-sized Kit Kat bar – and there was no shortage of news articles and clips, and Facebook and Next Door posts asking “Should high schoolers be trick or treating?” At first I appreciated the parents who seemed to … More Spotlight on Youth: High Schoolers Trick or Treating

What I’m Reading

Yesterday I wrote about the powerful and important work of Nadya Okamoto, social activist and founder of PERIOD. She runs the largest youth-run non-profit in the area of women’s health. Well, Firefox’s Pocket feature must be getting smarter based on my search terms because a pretty good nugget was in today’s recommended articles. Settle in … More What I’m Reading

Spotlight on Youth on the First Annual National Period Day

If I could scream the importance of this topic it from my rooftop I would, except: 1) I’m 26 weeks pregnant so I am period-free for the next, oh, three months or so. 2) I’m pregnant and climbing onto the roof has been declared a Dangerous activity by my OB so I’ve ceased. For now. … More Spotlight on Youth on the First Annual National Period Day

Survey Your Staff on Their Feelings About Youth

Does your place of business serve, teach, or otherwise interact with teenagers? Do your colleagues/employees thrive in those interactions, or are they run-of-the-mill transactions with little engagement? Worse yet, are young patrons obviously sneered at or belittled? Unless you’re employed by the pinnacle of customer service, your place of employment is likely not known for … More Survey Your Staff on Their Feelings About Youth

Setting Boundaries With and For the Teenager in Your Life

Parenting teenagers is hard, huh? As their parent, teacher, mentor, or boss your role is to guide them into adulthood. We do that in so many ways. We implement curfews, screen time limits, chore requirements, etc. Those are rules negotiated by teens and their guardians. But there are other types of rules that young people … More Setting Boundaries With and For the Teenager in Your Life

Something New

On Wednesdays we wear pink, but on Tuesdays we spotlight someone or a group/business/organization doing the real work. The very work that I exist to support. I am not a bystander in the world of advocating for teenagers. There are so many of us, and I look forward to introducing them to you. There are … More Something New