The teenage youth we see in our Center often face enormous challenges as they prepare to become independent adults. Our new program, Cornerstone, which kicks off again in September, provides vital support and guidance to youth ages 14-18, to help them make this critical transition to adulthood.
Cornerstone youth meet once a week as a group to gain new knowledge, practice skills, improve socialization and engage in new experiences. They’re encouraged to share their challenges and difficulties in a safe environment, allowing their peers to provide suggestions, advice and support. In this way, they are able to lead their own therapy, under the guidance of trained clinicians.
Already, youth involved in Cornerstone at The Children’s Center have been able to experience making a resume, participate in mock interviews, practice yoga and mindfulness, attend nutritional classes and more. We’re excited that this program is helping teens gain valuable life skills that help them now and in the future.
A special thank you to Helen L. Kay Charitable Trust for their financial support of last year’s inaugural program.