Category Archives: Newsletter Articles

Katlyn’s Korner

It’s spring! A change in seasons means many things but one of the most important things is a shift in the “in-season” fruits and vegetables. One of the spring seasons’ highlighted vegetables and one of my personal favorites is…asparagus! Asparagus, scientifically known as Asparagus officinalis,…

Ana’s Faves

Books are boring, right? Wrong. Reading is one of the best forms of entertainment, and you don’t even have to leave your room. But what should you read? Here are three recommendations of my all-time favorite books, all of which I believe are appropriate for…

Sun Safety

As we pack away our winter coats and gloves and rollout the capris and dresses, we should be getting our sunscreen ready to protect our skin from the hot sun. The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium and…

Simple Steps to Save Up

As summer approaches, you’ll probably want to find a job so you will have money to do fun things. If you are heading off to college in the fall like me, it’s important to save some of your earnings for college expenses. Aside from your…

Owning Your Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. However owning up to those mistakes may be more difficult for some people. It may seem easier to dismiss your behavior instead of confronting the truth and owning up to your mistakes. Avoiding reality may put a strain on your relationship with…

Depressed Teen

How do I help a friend who is self-harming?

I have three close friends that I hang out with every single day. I don’t consider them my friends anymore, they are more like sisters. We do everything together. There is never a day that we are not hanging out. The day I found out…

Handling Conflicts Effectively

When a conflict arises, whether it is between friends or between you and someone who is responsible for you, it is never easy to deal with. The truth is there is no set way to approach every situation that is going to work every time…

Understanding Gender

“Congratulations on your pregnancy! What are you having?” is a common question pregnant women are asked, yet one whose answer may not ultimately be correct. Ultrasounds can show the physical markers of a certain sex, yet some children grow up identifying differently from the sex…

Being an Ally

Bullying anyone is hurtful, especially if it makes the victim feel like no one cares. Some teens are particularly vulnerable to bullying. Did you know that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth are twice as likely to be bullied or physically attacked as other…

Fitness

Finding Time for Fitness

Exercise is good for you – that’s a no brainer, right? But how can you fit it into your day when you’re already maxed out with school, activities and homework? Here’s how: 5 Ways for Teens to fit in 60 Minutes of Exercise per day:…