Growing Resilient Teens (GRT) provides programming for youth ages 13-17 designed to aid in the development of workforce skills and corresponding social-emotional skills. Participants meet for two-hour sessions split into two core components: 1 hour of hands-on collaborative activity and 1 hour of group session with a CYN counselor.
Counseling sessions focus on the development of five core social and emotional competencies:
– Social Awareness
– Relationship Skills
– Responsible Decision-Making
Current collaborative curriculum is being hosted at Susanna Farms in Lake Villa and includes:
– Preparing, Planting, Maintaining & Harvesting
– Equine education & working with other farm animals
– Nutrition Education including food prep right on the farm
AND SO MUCH MORE
I never expected any chance to hang out with horses and goats, and I never knew I would enjoy cooking. I haven’t been excited about much in a long time… this is a cool feeling.
Interested parties contact Teresa Ramont at 847-548-6000 x017 or [email protected].
Special Thank You to our Program Supporters