YA – Young Adults
Which age group is this course for?
A: This course is for the age groups of 13-19 Year-olds.
Why is this course important?
A: Adolescence is perhaps the toughest time in all our lives. Didn’t you feel the same when you were teens? There is a need to belong, to affiliate, to create an identity of our own, to focus on our career and ambitions yet at the same time juggle our social lives well in the process.
It’s the time when you’re young and wild and free, and everything around you is a first. First kisses, first love, first heartbreaks, first sexual encounters, the first time somebody held your hand and you felt as if the world has stood still. All these first experiences, although exciting, are very overwhelming.
You’re frustrated, confused, scared, don’t know what you’re doing almost half of them. There’s a need to talk to someone, to confide in someone all your fears and inhibitions but you don’t know how because everybody else around you in going through the same circle over and over again. There’s a frustration to be understood by someone who’s been there and done that, and parents just won’t suffice, because it’s awkward and uncool to talk about your feelings in front of them.
Which is why this course is important. The YA (Young Adult) course, helps teenagers look at life from the perspective of somebody who’s been in your teens’ shoes, who knows what your teens are going through and who could, step-by-step, session-by-session, guide your teen through this period and overcome the major difficulties teens go through during this time.
How are we going to teach this?
A: We have intricately designed a number of sessions that deal with a single major teen issue in every session. We’ll assess the issue in depth and detail and make it a two-way forum to generate as responses from your teens as we could. Bases on these responses, we will mentor them and help them get through all these issues and achieve as a winner.
Some of the issues that our sessions would revolve around would be:
- Body Image
- Place in society
- Family relationships
- Importance of taking guidance from parents
- Getting things done
- Achieving success in school and college
- Sibling Rivalry
- Handling hormones and sexuality
- Teenage Pregnancy
- Teen Dating
- Schooling & Jobs
- Drugs & Alcohol problems
- Eating Disorders
- Weight Struggles
- Acne and Body image
- Peer pressure
- Having right mentors
- Virtue of understanding parents
- Lack of motivation
- Bad sleeping habits
- Personal issues with a teacher or another student
- Problems at home
- Poor self-esteem
- Feeling the need to please friends or other students
We’ll deal with all these issues and more, in detail. We’ll also counsel your teens on career paths and important decisions to be made in life.
We’ll work on all the behaviour generated by teens due to this innate frustration. Responses like:
– Refusing to do homework
– Sleeping during class periods or lectures
– Arguing with a teacher or talking back
– Lack of interest in life
– No interaction
– Avoiding of parents and family
– Feeling lonely
– Getting into fights with other students
– Teasing or bullying peers
– Vandalising school property
– Skipping classes
All of these issues show a striving need to be understood and listened to. Which is what we’ll do. We’ll give them a fresh perspective on life and all the different opportunities that it holds in store for them. We’ll show them that they’re not alone, that we’re and we listen, even if nobody else will.
What will the results be?
A: The results would be an emergence of a completely new individual, who is unconstrained and free of all his/her fears and inhibitions. The teen would be one with himself/herself, will accept himself/herself for all his/her imperfections and will be unafraid to deal with whatever the future holds in store for him/her.
Our sessions will give the child a hopeful and optimistic view of the world. We’ll show them that the world is not such a scary place to live in. There are hurdles and difficulties, pain and heartbreaks, but there’s also hope and opportunities, love and very much to look forward to.
We’ll show them that the world is not a scary place to inhabit in. Yes, there are hurdles and difficulties, pain and heartbreaks, but there’s also hope, opportunities, and love.
To sum it up, we’ll give them a backpack full of necessary toolkits, show them a map of the way, and set them off with striving confidence on the road of life, wishing them all the luck and love for the same.