On Monday, February 22 at 7:00PM in the NSHS Lecture Hall, a student panel from the AWARE leadership group will host a conversation for parents to help them better understand and support their high school students. This is the same panel originally scheduled for earlier in the month, which was postponed due to inclement weather. AWARE students will present perspectives on managing academic, social, and emotional challenges and sources of stress, and discuss the power of communication and collaborative relationships.
Several years ago, a group of Newton South students founded AWARE as an emotional wellness initiative and student-run club. The students from AWARE work to help increase awareness about mental health issues, identify and advocate to decrease sources of unhealthy stress among teens, and help Newton South become a supportive, understanding, and emotionally healthy community. AWARE works to provide information about positive and healthy activities for students, while creating a community of respect and interest in those from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and emotional experiences.