Life Skills Development
Through a series of courses and workshops, Seeds offers a number of opportunities for our youth to develop life skills in a safe space. Using current events and culturally relevant references, we engage our youth in interactive conversations and exercises that lead to moments of growth and self-awareness.
Science tells us that the adolescent brain is a work in progress. At Sowing Seeds into the Midlands, we believe that while youth are fully capable of leading positively impactful and purposeful lives, we are responsible for providing them with support services to navigate the years in which we know they will be most defiant, irrational, and impulsive. These workshops and courses were designed to provide a community space for teens to share their experiences, triumphs, and pitfalls as well as develop the skills to navigate the often arduous teen years.
This 3-hour workshop takes teens on an interactive journey of discovery that will help them understand how what they care about, what they do, and where they are trying to go must all Align.
This 6-week course takes a deep dive into effective communication, conflict resolution, and managing emotions. Through interactive exercises and current cultural references, we explore the ways our habits in these areas can affect our relationships at home, school, and in the community.
+ Let’s Unpack the #TurnUp
This 1.5-hour workshop is designed for youth with a specific interest in social justice and community impact. After a brief peek into the unconventional tactics of the civil and social justice movements the teens will "unpack" what it really means to be a modern day advocate and activist.
+ For the Love of Likes
Today’s teenagers don’t know a world without social media. Instagram, Snapchat, or whatever the latest apps are, can enhance our life experiences, but when misused, can cause serious, long-lasting damage. This 2-hour workshop provides opportunities for discussions about the importance of responsible social media use.