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Being social, extroverted, outgoing, and always going out of the house with friends can be tiring and nerve-wracking. As a teenager, I remember being incredibly shy, timid, and introverted. I always felt like other people were “better” at making friends than I was, and that made me sad. However, as I started my first few years of college, I learned something that has stuck with me

Future Goals

Dear Teenager, when asked about the future, I know I’m not the only one that gets overwhelmed. But the more I grow and develop as a young adult I realize the only reason I get overwhelmed is because I have big plans for myself. As youth, it’s so easy to gain the perception to have to “think small and realistically”. That’s always been hard for me to do because since I was younger, I’ve always had big dreams for myself….

Advice For How Parents & Adults Can Help Support Youth

Children are very easily influenced by their parents. If you lash out when mad your child will pick up on the same bad habits. If you praise a child for getting good grades and not studying they learn results matter more than the process which leads to procrastination in their later years. Any and everything you do around a child has an impact on them without even knowing. My parents had me when they were 20 so they were kind of thrown into parenthood…

Advice From A Teenager

As a teenager, there are a variety of issues and challenges that can arise. Whether it’s struggling with schoolwork, facing peer pressure, or trying to fit in with your social group, being a teenager can be tough. However, there are also many opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery during these years. In this blog, we’ll explore some common issues teenagers face and offer tips that’ll help you through your teenage years. Many teenagers struggle with feeling confident in themselves and their bodies, especially with the constant barrage of social media images and societal expectations…

Advice To Teens

Dear Teenager,

As a young adult aspiring to blossom in this non-stop world; it’s easy for life to take a toll and slow you down. But there are many aspects that need to be considered before letting the small things take a mental hold over you. First, slow down! Take it all in. It’s easy to get frustrated when you’re letting the good things pass you by.Hi I am Mya Gutierrez, and I am a member of the Sacramento Youth Group. I am currently a first year college student at Sacramento State University, and let me tell you it’s not easy…

How Adults Can Support Youth

When it comes to raising children, a lot of adults overlook how important support can be. Sometimes, all youth need is support during hard times. Or even when they’re trying something new. The best part about support is that you can do it, in many different ways.
Today’s youth have been proven to be natural leaders, motivational speakers, protest organizers, allies for one another, supporters, and teamworkers. Here are some ways you can support your youth…

Advice To Your Past Self

If I could give advice to my past self it’d be to stop caring what others think about you. No one knows what you’ve gone through but you, not even your parents. So why would anyone else have the right to judge you but yourself? What do these people know about you? Getting wrapped up in others’ image of you hinders yourself from growing. The only person’s image you should worry about is yours. Do you have a bad self-image? Why?

Obstacles Youth Face

Dear teenager,

Let’s talk about Obstacles. As youth we are easily perceptible to face more adversity and endure more obstacles than the average person. I know in today’s day and age it’s easy to face obstacles in regards to body image, social anxiety, and social media influence. We live in a society that’s heavily influenced by social media and we allow it to dictate many large parts of our lives…

Helping You Get A Job

Are you a teenager and looking for a job?
Many times teenagers get discouraged in the process of looking and applying for jobs. There are many factors involved such as; no resume, no experience or not having the proper clothes for an interview. But wait! The “Resume Builder” can help with those bumps in the road.

Summer at SYC

Summer has always been my favorite season, but spending my summer working at the Sac Youth Center is in a way special, all on its own.