I suppose an introduction is in order...
My name is Marilyn and I have had the unique opportunity to work with "teens" for the last 15 years. That's in addition to raising 2 of my own. It's honestly been the most rewarding experience of my life. I have been their peer, supervisor, mentor, friend, confidant, inspiration, motivation and they have been mine.
I have seen firsthand the challenges that their generation is experiencing and I have decided that I want to do something about it. When we look into their classrooms, the pressure to achieve high test scores has become more important than engaging curiosity, passion and celebrating their unique gifts. They are asked to fit into boxes and then we wonder why they struggle to problem solve. The graduate without the confidence that they have what they need to live a successful life.
My goal with Generation Thrive is to do small things to encourage stronger mental health in young people. I look forward to connecting with you!