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Coaching Teens… Building Futures

Students Say…

“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.”
“It felt good to have an adult in my life that I could trust and didn’t judge me.”
“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.”
“Since I started working with a coach I'm way more confident and I don't care if people judge me.”
“It was good. My coach helped me a lot with organizing my life.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
“I connected with my coach. I wasn’t afraid to tell her personal stuff. I could trust her because I wasn’t being judged.”
“My coach didn’t judge me and tell me I was throwing away my life.”
“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.”
“Talking with someone helped me to understand what was right and wrong.”
“Before coaching I was getting C's and D's. Now I am getting A's and B's on my report card.”
“Before my coaching I had no ideas of what to do after high school. Now I have ideas on how to reach my goals.”
“Coaching was a moment where I could just talk about what I want.”
“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.”
“At first we just talked, it felt good to talk to someone and really trust them.”
“I had someone who just listened. When I had a question there was a combination of getting ideas from him, and figuring out myself.”
“I know now that when I have a problem there are different ways to solve it other than violence.”