Persistence keeps the program going

Peter, I wanted to share this email I received from one of your counselors.  Randy, a boy at School 2 has been struggling (basically failing most subjects) in school for several years.  When I met him his teachers, counselors, parents and administration were frustrated and simply did not know how to support and motivate him academically.  He was always forgetting things, not turning in work, failing tests and disorganized.  Last year in lunch bunch we worked on self-advocacy.  This email is a testament to his advocating for himself…he continuously went to the counselor’s office asking to bring back Gen Text because our work with him supports him academically, socially and emotionally!  How awesome is this?????

To whom it may concern,

Randy is a sixth grade student who participated in Generation Text Online Lunch Bunch Program in 2015/2016 school year. He made such a connection with the program and Jill Brown that starting the beginning of the 2016/2017 year he would come to my office several times asking,  “When  will GenText start at school, I really liked it.”  His persistence was instrumentally in bringing the program back to our school!!

Theresa Zucosky
School Counselor
Winfield Scott School #2
125 Madison Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Ph 908 436-6167
Fax 908 436-6141

Whether you are a school administrator, teacher, parent, mentor or corporation, we can design a program to suit your needs. Let’s make the connection!

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Made me think

I found the sessions useful...I did....it really has made me think about how I am interacting with the staff and how I can connect more with each one. It really is powerful stuff. Truly. I find myself using some of these strategies even in person

My experience with Generation Text has given me a framework for living

Being a part of the Generation Text Online mentor program has taught me the importance of being mentally and physically happy.

This is good stuff and it is definitely powerful in the way that changes students’ lives.

It was awesome to share the info with our folks in Nebraska schools and colleges! You have every right for your heart to grow big. This is good stuff and it is definitely powerful in the way that changes students’ lives. I’m proud of you, Jill, and proud to know you!!

Reflection from a 4th Grade Teacher in Alabama

Using this program has given me opportunities to ask specific questions to my students to understand their personalities and home lives better.

I really enjoyed differentiating between bullying and discriminatory harassment

As a teacher I never considered discriminatory harassment in school or online for that matter, I always had one broad term, bullying.

Keeping my teens talking – A Parent

You gave us the tools to get our kids to open up and the strategies to keep them talking!