My Place To Be

Embracing each child's individual gifts, to promote positive learning.  

STEP UP!

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:


  • Develop healthy social skills
  • Label & appropriately express feelings
  • Understand and respect boundaries (self and others)
  • Demonstrate empathy
  • Decrease intensity of  negative feelings
  • Stop exhibiting and responding to manipulation (bullying, peer pressure)
  • Self-regulate thoughts and behavior
  • Self-motivate; bounce back with resilience

Thank you to The Licking County Foundation for providing a grant to provide this program for our community.


Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 


For more information about STEP UP!