A Roseville student started the Out of School Time (OST) program with a D grade point average. ‘Whatever’ and ‘I don’t care’ where two common phrases heard from him, and cooperation was difficult. NYFS worked with him on his Individual Learning Plan and he mentioned an interest in leadership. Over the next few months he took a much more active role in the program and became one the biggest recruiters – including getting several friends to join the program. He signed up for all OST leadership clubs and ended the third trimester with a ‘B’ grade point average.”
A young man came to NYFS’ Mental Health Clinic because he was struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and a poor self-image. He was also enrolled in college in the fall. He was able to attend just five counseling sessions prior to departing for school, but in that short time he learned strategies that helped him manage his anxiety and boost his self-image. He has since successfully completed his first year at a major university and has a bright future ahead of him.