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YSS makes an elusive time meaningful

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”.
~E. E. Cummings

Many teachers lament, see “I am supposed to teach Advisory, recipe but I have no idea what to do.” YSS helps teachers create structure out of this elusive time slot.

Meet your mandates AND meet the needs of your students

“To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” ~ Angela Lansbury

Your Self Series (YSS) is an ideal Health curriculum because it meets National Health Standards in a project-based learning atmosphere.

Prepare them for life during school hours

“Well-structured after school programs effectively expand learning time for students, provide opportunities for collaboration with the broader community, and constructively fill those hours that, at best, are spent idly and, at worst, entice unsupervised youngsters into delinquent or high-risk activities.” ~www.education.com”

Build your students’ core sense of self

“Attention to social and emotional issues in school has become a necessity…” ~ Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl

The competencies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) are self-management, selfawareness, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making (CASEL.org).

Foster mental health to prevent mental illness

Your Self Series is the only website that provides an interactive modality for learning about mental health – for free.

Did you know that the freshman year of high school is the most vulnerable time for depression? That the age of 14 is when half of the diagnosed mental health disorders begin?

Anti-drug, anti bullying, conflict resolution

… you name it, YSS does it in one comprehensive program.

“All the talk in the world means nothing until we take action to teach kids social skills.”~Joel Haber, Ph.D., author of Bully-proof Your Child For Life

Identity development is at the heart of the teen years.