At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation at the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world.
This program is unique in that it moves beyond a singular approach to prevention. Rather than focusing solely on identifying risk factors, Sources of Strength utilizes a model of prevention through positivity and support.
Students who are part of this program work together to bring hope, help, and strength to our school through a series of campaigns and initiatives aimed at creating a positive environment for all. The program also dedicates time to creating a space for open dialogues between peers in a structured but safe setting. Students can tackle tough topics with each other and adult advisors in order to process through their struggles and hear stories of perseverance.
By strengthening students’ ability to access their individual strengths and promoting a culture where asking for help is encouraged, we’re ensuring that when times get tough, everyone has someone or something they can rely on.
Utilizing our strengths is so important, especially during this time. Sources of Strength Peer Leaders want to encourage you to do just that! Sources of Strength would like to share the resources below. We would like to encourage you to utilize all of your strengths and remember the power of CONNECTION, HOPE, HELP and STRENGTH!
As always, please make sure to speak with a trusted adult if you have concerns regarding your mental health!
Check out this awesome playlist from Sources of Strength called “Calming”
Here are some ways to utilize your spirituality and generosity sources of strength!
It is very important to stay in touch with your pals! Here are some fun activities and ideas you can do with your friends even if you are miles apart!
There are many platforms you can use to call and facetime your friends on!
Watch the same movie alongside your friends with Netflix Party! If you are allowed, download Netflix Party as a chrome extension and enjoy a film with your bubbies! Here are some suggested movies, have fun!
Mary Poppin Returns
Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse
Ralph Breaks the internet
The Little Prince
Have a virtual scavenger hunt! Mave a list of things you need to find! Snap a photo of the item and make a digital collage. Send your pics to your friends. See he was able to find the most things!
Write a letter to your closest friends. Let them know how important they are to you and you are always there to support them! It even can be as simple as a quick email; or you can get fancy and post them a handwritten note in the mail!
Create a shared document with your friends. Have everyone write the date and what they did during their day. Make sure to ask for them to include pictures! This will also aid in being a great conversation starter for video chats!
It is very important to stay healthy. Both physically and mentally. Keeping a strong connection with your friends shows them that they are supported. Show your participation in this source of strength, Positive Friends!
Here are some healthy activities to do while we are online learning. We are using a lot of tech to get all of our work done so doing activities give us a good break. These are healthy mentally and physically, so there isn’t just one kind of way to stay healthy.
Right now is a great time to start a movie marathon with your fam! Start watching a new series! Share your favorite movies with your friends and their families as well!
Video call your family members and have a virtual reunion! Give them updates on how things are going and catch up! This is a great way to get the WHOLE family involved and spend some quality time with them, wherever they may be in the world!
Set a weekly day to have a family game night. Play all your favorite board or card games, the loser has to make dinner!
Give your parents a break of dinner duty. Search up a recipe and make your family a surprise supper meal!
Video call your grandparents and send them a recipe you can make with them while you guys catch up. They’ll love to have something to do as well as see their grandchildren!
Have The whole family get out of the house and take the dog for a walk around the neighborhood! Pets are part of the family and deserve some attention too!
Plant seeds in your backyard. Have each family member in charge of a certain group of vegetation.