“I never took a juggling class … and that’s what I needed.”
Everything is urgent: SATs, ACTs, college applications, financial aid, essays, school dances and events, interviews, extra-curricular activities, more SATs, schoolwork…deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.
“So overwhelming – everyone tells me what I need to do but they don’t help me do it.”
These are the years when we get to apply what we’ve learned and to create output from the input in prior years’ programs. “Who am I and what are my values?” That could be your college essay. You have plenty of meaningful extra-curricular activities because you learned in 9th grade to care about your community and make a difference. Stress management techniques are fundamental to a student’s well-being during this time—whether it’s exercise, meditation, hanging out with friends, these tools need to be reinforced.
A Place for Greatness in 10th -12th grade participants focus on:
- Personal Growth: Learning time management skills such as how to prioritize, make difficult decisions, and create accountability.
- Communications: Developing the courage and humility to ask questions when uncertain or lacking knowledge and seeking advice from adults who want to help.
- Cooperation with others: Reaching out for help and providing it when being asked. Learning from each other’s mistakes.
- Community building: Actively seeking possible mentors—reaching beyond comfort zones.