We hope you will come to…

  • Like yourself and appreciate your own uniqueness, and know that you are loved unconditionally, especially by your family.
  • Feel confident that all the adults in your life are working together to see you clearly, to honor your uniqueness, and to act on your behalf.
  • See your life as a story worth telling, and tell that story with joy and confidence.
  • Think of yourself as a competent, important person who has the power and responsibility to improve yourself, to help others, and to make a positive impact on the world.
  • Feel comfortable with yourself as someone who is still learning, and who has both strengths and weaknesses.
  • Feel proud of your family’s culture, ethnicity, beliefs and values, and know that your family is respected by others in your community.
  • Honor all your feelings, and express them in socially appropriate ways.
  • Make thoughtful, independent choices that respect your own preferences, needs and desires, and that also reflect a growing awareness of how your choices affect others in the community.
  • Feel comfortable being alone, and taking breaks when you need them.
  • Enjoy your body; be respectful of its needs; and know how to take care of yourself.

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