Ways You Can Help!
To Build Student Strengths
- Start a gratitude challenge with your family! Every day each person shares at least 3 things they are grateful for that occurred that day.
- Talk to your student and students in the community about their sources of strength.
- Share positive messages with students about coping through life challenges using examples from your life and theirs.
- Maintain open, positive communication with students at all times.
- When talking about challenges with students, discuss how challenges are opportunities to grow and learn new skills.
- Volunteer together to help someone in your community. Rake your neighbor's leaves, visit the local nursing home, invite neighbors over for a meal!
- Make sure students go for regular health check ups to monitor their physical health.
- Engage in health activities together! Exercise, read, sing, joke, laugh, create art, practice sports, play with pets, engage in faith-based activities- anything that's healthy together!
- Make sure your student is getting sufficient sleep. Teenagers need more sleep, and we are all better problem solvers when we have sufficient rest!
- Recognize that we all make mistakes. Use students' mistakes as opportunities to talk about other ways to solve the problem in the future.
- Talk about how you cope with stress, anxiety, and anger. Let students know that we all struggle with those emotions, but there are many positive ways to cope and get through those times.
To Support SOS Activities at Col. E. Brooke Lee MS
- Donating expertise - such as video editing, art, or musical talents - for SOS related projects.
- Donating paper products - such as plates, cups, napkins, construction paper, poster board, tape, etc. - for student events and projects.
- Donating unused gift cards to stores for supplies and materials.
- Donating store-bought food for student and staff events.