I'm so thankful for the awesome experiences we were able to have together during the recent ski retreat! I believe each of our youth in attendance grew significantly as they learned more about themselves and one another through the leadership training sessions led by our speaker, Chase, and I know that we're all better together because of this experience. Thank you all for helping make this trip possible for our youth!
Service Date Change
This month we will be participating in a new and meaningful service opportunity. On Monday evening, January 15, we will travel downtown to serve dinner to families staying at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge. We will meet at Cook's at 5:00 and head downtown to serve from 6:00-7:00. After cleaning up we will return to Cook's around 8:00 for parent pickup. Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope you'll join us!
Teen Parent Resource
Data from the National Institute of Mental Health sows that 30 percent of girls and 20 percent of boys - totaling 6.3 million teens - have experienced an anxiety disorder. A recent article in The New York Times Magazine notes that 62 percent of undergraduates reported "overwhelming" anxiety in 2016.