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Giving discouraged students a nonjudgmental support system

Youth FirstIt’s spring and that means time for celebrations of all kinds: graduations, parties and the last day of school. For some, the journey through high school is exciting, challenging and transformative. For others, it is difficult.

Some see high school as a place where they don’t belong, while others see it as a place to get away from a chaotic and broken home life. It also can be where their problems coalesce and any hope for change is bleak. It’s these types of students who Youth First’s Reconnecting Youth program tries to help: to instill hope, dreams, goals, and meaning despite their various struggles in school and at home. Read the entire article…

Published in Evansville Courier & Press, May 21, 2012