Thanks to Licking County Foundation Grant 2015 for our STEP UP! Program for teens. STEP UP is a social and emotional learning program which was adapted from the Camp MakeBelieve Kids® 8 Step Program, specifically for the growing teenager. The goal of the STEP UP Program is to prevent self-destructive behaviors and promote optimal mental health in teenagers.
Teens are stressed out for a multitude of reasons; academic, social, sports, romantic, body issues, hormones, bullies and more. STEP UP does not eliminate stress, but teaches kids to cope with stressors in a healthy and productive way. This program educates teens and their parents on key social and emotional learning concepts that enhance self-confidence, self-awareness, empathy and social skills, while also giving them tools and strategies for self-control and self-motivation when they need it most.
STEP UP is modeled from the 8 Steps of the Camp MakeBelieve Kids® program and are geared toward helping students: