Everything you need to know about our comprehensive, preventative program.
UPSTANDER DAY 2017: Take a Stand for Kindness ALL FOUR of our Elementary Schools (Staff and Students) wore orange, showing that they stand up and help! We can all be Upstanders!
SLP School Counseling Programming
The 2017-2018 school year will mark the seventh year of the Elementary School Counseling Program and the third year it is not grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This year, we provide one licensed school counselor for four elementary schools (Aquila, Park Spanish Immersion, Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren) in the St. Louis Park School District.
The Sparks piece of our program is based on positive youth development that comes specifically from the work of Peter Benson, founder of the Search Institute. The central component of Sparks is the idea of a young person's sparks and how much support they experience from their parents, other adults and friends to identify and nurture their sparks. When people are really happy, energized and passionate about their talents, interests or hobbies, we say they have a "spark" in their life. True sparks, as we describe them to young people, give them a sense of direction or purpose in life.
Spark [spärk] noun 1. an individual's deepest passions and interests that give them meaning, focus, joy and energy.
Some More Things We Have Been Up To....
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