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Focus group led by Joan Martin for teens in TPC program

Focus group led by Joan Martin for teens in TPC program

Students Say…

“Talking with someone helped me to understand what was right and wrong.”
“Since I started working with a coach I'm way more confident and I don't care if people judge me.”
“I had somebody who would help me set up steps to reach my goals. It wasn't complicated, she made it simple. It was positive, and I had the ability to identify those steps.”
“When asked what makes an ideal coach, she responded: "Somebody who listens to my opinions and helps me get more ideas about what I want.”
“It felt good to have an adult in my life that I could trust and didn’t judge me.”
“Before my coaching I had no ideas of what to do after high school. Now I have ideas on how to reach my goals.”
“Before coaching I was getting C's and D's. Now I am getting A's and B's on my report card.”
“I had someone who just listened. When I had a question there was a combination of getting ideas from him, and figuring out myself.”
“Coaching was a moment where I could just talk about what I want.”
“My coach and I worked on a graph so I could organize my time better. I was getting C’s and D’s on my progress report, now I am getting A’s and B’s on my report card.”
“Coaching has given me the strength to show the world what I've got and what I can do. I have learned to not limit my challenges but challenge my limits.”
“I connected with my coach. I wasn’t afraid to tell her personal stuff. I could trust her because I wasn’t being judged.”
“Because of coaching, my life is better because I can actually meet my goals and reach for my future goals.   I'm stronger and more positive since having a coach.”
“I learned that I can be independent and don’t have to rely on others, but can get support when I feel I need it.”
“Our relationship was more about a friendship. I have told him secrets - things about myself I have not told anyone else.”
“Before my coaching I had no idea of what to do after high school; now I have ideas on how to reach goals I didn’t know I had.”
“I know now that when I have a problem there are different ways to solve it other than violence.”
“My coach didn’t judge me and tell me I was throwing away my life.”
“At first we just talked, it felt good to talk to someone and really trust them.”
“It was good. My coach helped me a lot with organizing my life.”
“I used to think of myself as lazy and a failure. Since I've had a coach, my perspective is different and now I can see myself being successful.”
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