The original idea stemmed from a simple, yet meaningful thank you gift I received from a middle school teacher and her students for a program I did with them last summer. The gift was a simple black bracelet with a silver band on the front imprinted with the word "Positivity" I love that bracelet and wear it every day.
With the impending threat of program cuts looming over their heads, the teens began to reflect on what we do and why it's so important. Although our primary work is around sexuality education, the kids told me it was so much more than that, from their perpective. And I couldn't agree more. Our work is about promoting self-esteem and self-worth, about teaching kids how to make healthy choices that support positive growth, it's about inspiring them to be the best they can be, and providing an important support system during the confusing adolescent years.
Their insight always amazes me and their passion continues to spark my own!
They disappeared for awhile and spent some time on google. They came back to me with a quote they thought helped describe the essence of what we do and why it's so important. They asked if the quote could be printed on a card and included in the sparkley, starred Positivity gift bag we were selling. Absolutely perfect! The quote we've adopted is:
"Together let's see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift and encourage to reach their fullest potential." ~Anthony Robbins
The quote is now a mural in the Teen Clinic waiting room, painted by our resident artist, Deni.
You can buy your own Positivity Bracelet today by clicking on the link below. Bracelets are $5.00 each plus $1.00 shipping. Proceeds will go to help support the Teen Outreach and Teen Clinic Programs at White Mountain Community Health Center in Conway, NH. Feel free to spread the positivity word to family, friends and organizations you might be involved with! I must warn you, it's catchy ... and it's sooooooo fun to watch the positivity epidemic spread!
"Like" us on Facebook and join us in A Year of Positive Action at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Teen-Clinic-at-White-Mountain-Community-Health-Center/143662842351818
"Like" Positivity Nation on Facebook and visit their website for daily inspiration and positivity at www.positivitynation.com.
We believe that thoughts become things. We're embracing positivity and creating abundance, success and inspiration. We hope you will join us!
Seated, Trisha Jacobson, Teen Clinic and Community Outreach Coordinator
at a local artisans fair in Conway, NH