The green hard hats and tan T-shirts moved in perfect rhythm as teenagers, aged 14 through 18, were swinging tools up and down on the hillside at Flying J Ranch. If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Canyon Courier, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below. If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account. Canyon Courier circulation canyoncourier.
Building Character in Teens: One of the 7 Cs of Resilience
Fostering Resilience, Building Resilience in Children and Teens--Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
In 72 percent of teens had jobs. In that number was 43 percent. And when you ask about summer jobs specifically, the decline is even more precipitous. Pew recently found that just 35 percent of to year olds worked over the summer. So what, you might say. If you're anything like me you probably don't remember your summertime burger flipping or life guarding with all that much affection. Maybe kids these days are just too busy doing meaningful volunteer work, catching up on their reading, or starting statistics-defying businesses from their bedroom laptops.
Building character: JCOS works with teens through Trails Stewardship Team
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. First Class Kaaba Jones stood securely at the top of a foot rappelling tower at Camp Fretterd, a military reservation in Reisterstown , securing one young anxious Civil Air Patrol cadet after another to ropes that would get them back down to solid ground. As a breeze and the ascension of more cadets up the steep sets of stairs swayed the wooden tower just slightly, Jones gave firm instructions on how to control the speed of the cadets' descent down the perfectly vertical wall. With complete trust in Jones and the strength of the slim ropes, the cadets one by one turned their backs to the open air, placed the toes of their boots at the lip of the platform and began lowering their bodies into the L-shaped position they were expected to maintain all the way down.
No one wants to hang out with me. All my other friends seem happy. These kinds of negative thoughts are becoming more common in our homes and schools.