YES! for Schools is dedicated to bringing practical tools and life skills into schools. The goal is to provide youth with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle.
Young people face emotional issues such as low self-esteem, depression and anxiety that are a source of great stress, which inhibits learning. Without a healthy alternative, students often turn to unhealthy strategies to cope with these problems including: smoking, alcohol or drugs, aggression and violence, and withdrawal from social interaction.
As students learn to reduce stress and manage emotions they are able to focus and perform well academically at school and build more positive relationships with their peers, parents, and teachers.
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