Stories of Young People Overcoming Incredible Challenges
Teens101 was created to be a toolbox for today’s teens who may be experiencing personal life challenges or who may know someone in need of help. The video collectionof stories shows teens they are not alone and help is available. The 13 episodes in season 1 connect teens with stories and experiences of how others have overcome their challenges. Among the episodes are “Stress & Cultural Expectations: Eileen’s Story” (episode 6), “Cyberbullying: Cristina’s Story” (episode 12), and “Understanding Asperger’s: Sean’s Story” (episode 13). For parents and teachers, Teens 101 offers a directory of helpful services in their area, lesson plans to stimulate dialogue, and much more. The episodes are available in video format for purchase at a cost of $109.99 or $169.99 (digital).
GiveThx, a digitalcurriculum and app, affords a structured way for teachers and students to give and receive messages of gratitude (“Thx notes”) and to reflect on their own identity development and learning as global citizens.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has welcomed Karli, a Muppet in foster care, as well as her “for-now” parents, Dalia and Clem. All three Muppets appear in videos posted online as part of an initiative to provide free resources to caregivers navigating difficult issues, such as family homelessness, foster care, and trauma.