We have a serious situation on our hands and I want to do something about it.
Many teenagers are having a difficult time maturing into adulthood because no one is around to help properly raise and guide them during their teenage years. Very often parents divorce before the children are fully raised leaving one parent (usually mom) to have to raise the kids all by herself. And because she has to work a full time job, this leaves her little time to have to raise her kids.
Therefore, this leaves the teenage kids with a lot of time on their hands playing games, watching videos, or constantly checking social media. Not only are these kids not learning the necessary life skills needed so they can become positive and productive individuals in society, but they are also becoming addicted to technology.
Even worse, many of these teenagers are having such a hard time dealing with the pressures of life that many parents are lost and have no idea what to do so they put their kids on prescription drugs. Sadly, so many of these teenagers are suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, and many other emotional issues which is effecting their ability to learn and function in society.
This is where we come in...
I want to create a free life coaching and teen counseling workshop for a group of families in need and offer it to them at no cost. My goal is to be able to provide this to them for an entire year at no cost and document their progress. This will be able to show what is and what is not working and what needs help.
We have partnered with the Coaching Institute and Parenting Teenagers Academy who are willing to offer their services at a 70% discount. The goal is to provide a ninety minute workshop twice a week where the parents and teenagers can come and learn specific tools as well as openly discuss any of the issues they are having.
I really need your help and support with this. I am seeing so many kids in our neighborhoods who are lost and confused. If you are familiar with the idea of Failure To Launch, this is when teenagers do not learn the skills they need to become mature adults and this is what is happening right now. I want my program to act like a beta test to see if we can scale this and possibly become a non-profit.
Also, I just received note from our partner that they will also provide us online coaching services to interact with our families via text and web chat during a crisis which is also important.