Summer 2023 Leadership Academy
Summer 2023 Leadership Academy
Colleges Are Looking For More
Did you know colleges and employers are looking at more than just qualifications?
They are looking at how our teens use the internet.
They are looking for team players.
Responsible tech and social media users.
Individuals with great executive functioning skills like future thinking and planning, following through, time management and great materials organization.
Introducing The Leadership Academy
At the Be a Problem Solver Leadership Academy, your teen will earn a Certificate in Media Mindfulness.
Earning this certificate means your tween or teen will gain:
All sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July, between 5-7 PM.
The location is the second floor of Fuquay Works, 201 E. Academy St., Fuquay-Varina NC.
Below are details of each session:
July 11, 2023, 5-7pm,
Meet Each Other and Introduction to Resumes
Meeting all the participants, playing some improv games to warm up and have fun, sharing about ourselves
Angie Stephenson from Silver Key Resumes will guide our group on putting together simple resumes and discussing activities and jobs that will make your child's resume more appealing.
July 13, 2023, 5-7pm,
Upstairs/Downstairs Thinking and Budgeting & Saving
Upstairs/downstairs thinking is a critical piece of perspective-taking. We often can easily see what people are thinking in their "downstairs brain," but figuring out what they are thinking in their "upstairs brain" can be more difficult.
Does your teen want their own car? Should they pay for their own cell phone plan? In this part of the workshop, we'll talk about easy ways to begin budgeting and saving for money goals.
July 18, 2023, 5-7pm,
Online vs. In-person Friends and Media Mindfulness
It's true that online friends can turn into friends - but how do we know if that's true for the people we meet online? We'll talk about the differences in these types of relationships.
Media Mindfulness is our method for how we teach teens to monitor their engagement with technology and check in with themselves about how tech use makes them feel. We'll also talk about digital safety.
July 20, 2023, 5-7pm,
How to Hang Out and Self-Care & Household Responsibilities
Hanging out is actually more difficult than it seems. We'll talk about ways to avoid being cringey and use our perspective taking skills learned in previous sessions.
Laundry, hygiene, cooking, oh my! In this portion we'll tackle home routines, and how to avoid being stinky in general.
July 25, 2023, 5-7pm
Future Thinking and Managing Anxiety
Future thinking is the basis of goal setting and motivation. If our teens can't envision themselves in a future position, it will be difficult for them to set goals that seem abstract.
With future thinking, feeling anxiety is not uncommon. Creating goals and attempting to reach them may not be easy and we'll talk about ways we can cope.
July 27, 2023, 7-8:30pm,
Parent Night and Goal Setting
Parents are invited to hear about highlights from the series and work together with their teen on honing down goals.
We hope your tween or teen will join us to learn more about these topics AND practice social skills with peers.