We’re partnering with Child and Family Focus to hold a series of workshops to support our Hope Gardens students as they navigate the tween and teen years, and the April topic was solving problems independently and making good decisions. In a lively session, our youth took part in some exercises to work those problem-solving muscles. They were presented with scenarios (taking a camping trip, for example) and had to choose together which tools they needed (compass? matches?). Later, everyone was asked to list a current goal—and then to consider what decisions they could make to accomplish it. (Don’t want to miss the bus again? Set an alarm!)
Thank you to Dana and Sherrice from Child and Family Focus, for facilitating a great discussion, and to our youth, whose enthusiastic participation made the workshop a big success!