Teen Life Support Groups are used to support the social and emotional needs of today’s students. Primarily facilitated by highly trained local volunteers, students engage in an activity driven curriculum, drawing strength from their peers and building a relationship with a caring member of their community. At the core of our groups, strengths and solutions are priority. Students find their strengths and solutions to think through how they deal with stress, find resources, build relationships, engage with school, and the inevitable ups and downs in life.
Teen Life Support Groups are a needed resource to public schools and serve students on a preventative level. Teen Life equips community volunteers to be a resource to their local school by training them to facilitate Support Groups on school campuses. Together with volunteers, Teen Life encourages school staff and counselors by working alongside them to and offering support and resources where needed. The curriculum, presented by staff and volunteers, empowers teenagers by helping them understand solutions to life’s problems that can ultimately lead to a better future.
Teen Life equips, encourages and empowers teenagers to face life’s challenges through Support Groups on school campuses.
By providing resources and tools to navigate life’s challenges, teenagers in need of social-emotional support leave our program with a better sense of how to handle the ups and downs that they will face as they grow into young adults. We hope that by equipping participants with skills to handle the struggles they face in life, they will be able to utilize these skills to be successful in the future.
Founded in 2008 as Teen Lifeline, Inc., Teen Life is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that equips, encourages and empowers teenagers to face life’s challenges through Support Groups on school campuses. In 2009, Teen Life facilitated its first Support Group on a school campus in Birdville ISD. Now, we have operated in partnerships with over 30 school districts across Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, and Kansas.