Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teen Social Network in the works

Teenagers with social challenges often lack a safe, accepting context where they can be themselves and develop relationships with their peers, which can place them at risk for a multitude of emotional challenges and can negatively impact their quality of life and self-esteem.

MT CAAN is organizing a Teen Social Network to provide a context for any interested local teenagers, both those who are struggling socially (for whatever reason), and for their peers who want to connect with and support them, as healthy communities ideally do. The teen members will determine the direction of the group, meeting times, places and activities. 

“It has been our experience that these diverse social networks benefit those who are doing fine socially as much as those who are struggling at whatever level. It's positive for everybody,” according to a release. “All involved learn and grow." 

The first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept.13, at 8 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church (Space Courtesy of the YMCA)
2205 34th Street , Missoula, MT  59801. Pizza and beverages will be served. Those with dietary restrictions or special preferences are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages. If you have questions, contact us via e-mail or call 406-360-8673.

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