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Time to Toughen Up

There’s nothing worse than wanting something and finding out you can’t get it yet. It’s so, so tempting to just give up. Maybe you tried out for a team but got the news that you...

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Purpose Driven College Admissions

INTERNAL DRIVE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Why do you want to go to college?

It's not uncommon for older high school students to express cynicism towards applying for college. It's just so...

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Social Emotional Learning and Curriculum - Now is the Time

THE PROBLEM & THE OPPORTUNITY

I’ll never forget the comment a principal made during a Zoom meeting last April. I was invited to sit in with the administrative team of a public high school...

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What is a Meaningful Life?

You can do well in school, get into a great school, do well there, get a well-paying job, but still miss out on building a meaningful life. It happens all the time. 

But what is a...

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Gratitude is Conscientious Objection

When life isn't going your way. 

When you feel stuck and trapped. 

When your plans, expectations, and dreams are far away.

When you're feeling lost, upside down, and overwhelmed.

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Gratitude Sucks: Why We Really Don't Do It

Every night at dinner since the quarantine started, our family does a simple gratitude exercise simply called Three Good Things. Everyone takes a turn sharing a few things they liked about the...

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Gratitude for Veterans

Most people don't know this, but a significant portion of the work we do with The YouSchool serves veterans, especially veterans going through a career transition. They have...

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Teaching self-awareness as a core subject

Early in high school, I made the declaration to my parents that I was going to pursue a career in Accounting or Finance. After seeing my older sister stress out to get perfect grades so she could...

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How does boredom affect teen substance use?

 

In the top five most annoying things kids say to their parents has to be this: “I’m bored.” When I was a kid, if I happened to utter this in front of my grandma, she would snap...

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Foundations for Flourishing: Learning From Failure

What has failure taught you?

I can't stand failing- it's the worst. I try so hard to avoid it at all costs. The most painful memories of my past are about failure. Getting cut from the team,...

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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

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