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Monday, 14 June 2021 08:29

Guidance with a Positive Mindset

Staying positive when working with kids can be difficult when we feel they "just won't listen," but a shift in mindset can change that. What if we stopped telling kids what to do and provided guidance on what they could do? Here's how.

American youth are in the midst of a psychological crisis.

It's no secret that things are, well ... a bit off these days. In our current social, cultural and political climates, we're witnessing a shift in attitude.

All over the country, afterschool leaders and professionals like you are standing up to promote tolerance and inclusion—fighting for safe places now, and for peaceful and prosperous futures free from bigotry and hate.