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Hey Teens – Are You Setting SMART Goals?

Virtually every teenager has a goal of some sort, especially at the beginning of each school year. But simply having a stated goal won’t get you anywhere unless you approach it in an effective way. Here’s how teens can set and achieve SMART goals:

S = Specific and Simple  
Many goals fail because they’re too vague or too complicated. Make sure yours are specific and simple.

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Heading Back to School? We’ve Got Tips for Healthy Friendships, Relationships

August means back to class for tens of thousands of Northeast Florida youth and teens. You’ll reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in months. And you’ll no doubt meet a whole host of new people. As the 2013-2014 school year begins, Project SOS offers a few top tips for establishing and maintaining healthy friendships:

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Katrina Shares Her Story on Bullying

Featured on First Coast News, Project SOS teacher Katrina Rogers shares her story with reporter Michelle Quesada.

Katrina expresses how she overcame bullying: “Once I started looking at the components that made me beautiful… I was able to use what made me beautiful on the inside and apply it on the outside.”

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Project SOS Helps Students Stand Up to Bullying – Jacksonville’s Florida Times Union Takes Notice

Project SOS’s recent visit to Duval Charter School at Baymeadows opened many students’ eyes to the damaging effects of bullying. Jacksonville middle schoolers listened intently during one of three separate assemblies tailored for sixth, seventh and eighth graders, wherein counselors helped walk them through identifying and dealing with incidents of bullying.

Several students broke down in tears and one called the presentations “inspiring,” as noted in a feature article in the Florida Times Union. Bullying is an issue that’s gaining a lot of media attention – and with good reason. Consider these heartbreaking statistics:

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