Thanks to Licking County Foundation 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 stress 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:
All Children need a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them
My Place to Learn admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, gender, disability, age, and national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the education center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, disability, age, and national origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other center-administered programs.