This week at Lake International, we had our first parent meeting, and we were lucky enough to have the founder of YESS speak to our parents! We followed with a presentation about the adolescent brain, and every parent in attendance was able to meet and get to know fellow Lake parents. In the process of inviting our families, I was able to speak to almost every one of my student’s parents, and I was so happy for the chance to share some positive stories about their children!I
Lake students also worked on their community maps, using chrome books to access Google Earth. We had a great discussion about all of the places in the community that we can find mentors. Students mentioned parents, uncles, aunts, and the counselors who work at the library, the Boys and Girls Club, and the recreation centers as places where they find positive mentors!