Apr 11

Self Esteem Activities for At-Risk Children

Self Esteem Activities for At-Risk Children

It is common to todays society that most of the youth doesn’t mind doing self esteem activities because they have something more exiting to do. This so called exiting activities is consisted with what most youth are drawn into– drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and much more that would give them short-lived pleasure and an instant boost to their self esteem that would eventually ruin their lives in the long run. These kids and those that are curious about the things others do needs intervention and guidance of their parents and peers.

Self Esteem Activities for At-Risk Children

Self esteem activities can help kids develop genuine self-image, good values, and better understanding about life. It’s also time for the youth to provide information about the effects of the inappropriate things teens are used in doing and how to overcome them. In order to attain this, the youth need to be informed, guided, and trained in doing so. This is what a Montgomery County-based organization, Twelve Stones’ dedication. Read along to know more about the organization.

Adults may be the best informed sources of information on the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs, but in the real world, teens are more likely to listen to their contemporaries.

That’s the sentiment of Twelve Stones, a Montgomery County-based organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged and at-risk children. The group is launching a pilot program to train area youth as peer leaders in the community.

“The plan is to provide skill training in communication, self esteem, behavior and scientific information for 30 local youths,” said Sallie Watkins, founder and head of Twelve Stones. “These children will become ambassadors and carry the message about the dangers of addiction to their peers and others throughout Montgomery County.”

With the support of United Way of Montgomery County, Twelve Stones will host its first organization session at Incredible Pizza April 1. Over the next 45 days, the participants, ages 14-18, will receive specialized training, presentations and field trips to assist them in the program’s goal: Children helping children.

“We want to provide the information, training and skills for them to successful in carrying the important message about drugs to other children,” Watkins said. “In some cases, kids are more likely to respond to peers than parents or teachers.”

y Against Brick   Strong Sun 300x225 Self Esteem Activities for At Risk ChildrenSkill training in communication will be provided by officials with Toastmaster International, self esteem-building will be provided by Dr. Silvia Mishler and hehavior counseling and dispute resolution will be taught by Diane Featherstone.

The teens also will learn about the physical, emotional and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Field trips planned include visits to the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville, local medical facilities and Judge Michael Mayes’ 410th state District Court.

Teens also will participate in extracurricular activities including archery, gardening and horseback riding, Watkins said.

Youths participating in the pilot program are from Willis and Conroe, but space is limited for this year-long pilot program.

“We are looking to area businesses and organizations to step up and help us expand the program,” Watkins said. “Considering the growing problems of substance abuse, this is an important project.”

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 Self esteem activities aren’t just for those who have deteriorated self esteem, it is also for those who have healthy self esteem. All teens should join self esteem activities to learn more than what they are learning now. It is also to help them develop healthy self esteem and to know ways how to maintain the level of their attained self esteem. As these teens know how to maintain a healthy self esteem, they will then provide other youths a good role model to look up to.


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