60 students from Goddard and Sandburg Middle Schools participated in the 10th annual GUSD Middle School Teen Summit at the Crowther Teen Center.
Melissa Germann, Coordinator of Safe and Healthy Schools for Glendora Unified, worked with the middle school counseling staff to create an engaging and interactive day focused on the theme of ‘Finding a Better Balance’. Each student attended a general session followed by three breakout sessions geared towards helping teens find ways to strike a balance in their lives, become more resilient, and grow themselves as individuals.
The three breakout sessions: ‘Finding Your Strengths’, ‘Growth Mindset’, and ‘What to do When You Don’t Know What to do’ gave students a chance to participate in a smaller group setting working with experts in those particular areas.
In true community fashion, this event enjoyed the support of many dignitaries, including Mayor Pro-Tem Gary Boyer, Councilwoman Karen Davis, and Glendora’s Chief of Police Tim Staab.
Superintendent Rob Voors noted “We are very appreciative that the Teen Summit continues to support students. Growth mindset, finding your strengths and strategies for dealing with stress are all topics that students can use not only now, but throughout high school, college and their adult lives.”
GUSD will also offer its parent version of the Teen Summit, which has been around since 2003, to Glendora and Whitcomb High School students on January 20, 2017.