November Newsletter: Week 1

Tip of the Week: Multiply the Self-Esteem Buckets šŸŖ£

Often times young people center their identities around one thing - a sport, subject, or stereotype. As trusted adults, it's our job to help protect their self-worth andĀ encourageĀ them to embrace a multi-dimensional identity.

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Brooklyn's Story:Ā Ā Our founder, Brooklyn Raney, at age 14 introduced herself to a teacher at her new school by saying, "Hi, I'm Brook I'm a hockey player." This teacher responded, "Great! Nice to meet you, Brook! What else are you?" As an adolescent clinging to an identity and a sense of self-worth, she was taken aback by the question. As an adult, there is a reason she has never forgotten this moment. With one question, this educator challenged Brook's limited view of who she was and what she offered, and invited and encouraged her to do more, be more, and see herself as more at her new school.

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Why It Matters:Ā For young adults who are developing identities, it's importantĀ to cultivate a healthy sense of self-worth andĀ multiply the places where self-esteem can be drawn from. There can still be room for competency, mastery, and specialization, as long as it is coupled with a trusted adult attitude that celebrates and protects all parts of the young people we teach and parent.

Let's model multiplying our self-esteem buckets for young people, and give them permission and encouragement to love and grow all parts of who they are and who they may become.Ā 

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How to Implement:Ā Assess what your school, organization, or home celebratesĀ and explore what other achievements and courageous acts you can spotlight. Some schools have evolved community meetings and social media platforms to showcase the huge variety of student interests from poem readings to Rubik's Cube speed-solving, beatboxing, unicycling, and masterclass presentations on topicsĀ like firefighting, crocheting, and bass fishing! Share the many dimensions of your identity and interestsĀ and make space for young people to do the same.Ā 

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Event AlertĀ šŸ—“

One Trusted Adult is participating in Choose Loveā€™s community-wide events to helpĀ promote collective wellbeing. If you're in New HampshireĀ please come join us!

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What:Ā A day filled with activities, performances, and resources from local organizations- including One Trusted Adult!Ā  Our team will be there hosting program activities and answering all of your questions about our programs and books. Plus, weā€™re hosting a giveaway for a free Ripple Pair Pack!Ā 

When:Ā Saturday, November 6th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pmĀ 

Where:Ā State House Lawn in Concord


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Don't Miss This Giveaway

We are giving away our School Counselor Ripple Pack to one awesome counselor. Now through November 30th, nominate your favorite counselor for a chance to win by following the instructions below. šŸŽšŸ“ššŸ§‘ā€šŸ«

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To enter:Ā 

  1. Follow ourĀ @onestrustedadultĀ account on Instagram
  2. Nominate your favorite school counselor in the comments
  3. Share this post to your story for additional entries

Prize includes:

  • 5 Ripple Journals
  • Facilitator Guide
  • Posters and Stickers
  • 5 Connection Tools (30 second dance party, community puzzle, and more!) and ideas for best useĀ 
  • Discount code for large group (Class/Advisory) Ripple Journals.

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This podcast explores One Trusted Adultā€™s approach for parents and guardians. We dive into how parents can use OTA as a tool to open up important conversations with young people which allows for deeper mentorship within their parental role.Ā