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Sunday, January 28, 2018


Age: 13-15 year olds
Gender: Boys and Girls
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Homestead Community Center | 18600 North 98th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Cost: $60 (Special Pricing of $30 for DC Ranch residents who can verify their residency)

Register online or contact Kristen Polin, VP of Programs for notMYkid at kristen@archive.notmykid.org.

Highlights of what your teen will gain from Trailblazer:
Finding the Right Friends for You
Defending Yourself and Others from Toxic Teens
Knowing Your Positive Qualities
Finding the Courage To Be Who You Really Are

2018 is underway, and for many teenagers the Spring semester can be a stressful time with academic work, balancing social and after school activities, and much more. Many in this age group are already “blazing a trail” in these areas and building their social, emotional and cognition skill sets. This “Trailblazer” workshop motivates teens to thrive, as they discover activities and interests that engage them to be their best and express their individual personalities. These tasks require a certain amount of resiliency and this workshop will provide some insights and skills into how to strengthen that resiliency, so the teenagers do not drift from their goals and are side-tracked into unhealthy behaviors and relationships.

Workshops for Youth and Families’ workshops are prevention and education programs that assist teenagers in building and enhancing their leadership skills! Have your teenager join us for this afternoon program to experience a fun-filled afternoon with other teens.

A Message from Dr. Franny

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As we get ready to head into 2018, our Workshop team has decided to focus on our kids stress. Kids stress about many things. They stress about their relationships with each other, academics, family and their future. We also recognize that kids stress other kids at a time where they are just developing their own self-awareness. Their day to day interactions and behaviors can be confusing to one another, therefore causing them to feel disconnected, second guessing themselves, and feeling unimportant.

More than 40% of kids feel lonely and unsure of their friendships. The early teen years are a time when young people need adults and peers in their lives who express care, challenge their growth, provide support, share power and expand the endless possibilities.

For nearly 40 years, WORKSHOP has come to a surprisingly simple conclusion: NOTHING, absolutely nothing has more impact in the life of a child than postive relationships.

In all of our programs, the building of social and emotional strengths at these crucial developmental stages teach them to cope with the personal issues we often do not notice as adults. These assets benefit all our youth to be their own everyday leader among one another. They learn practical ways to put these skills into practice while strengthening motivation, persistence and other skills that are essential in school and beyond.

Join us as we take on this issue to strengthen and protect our kids.

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