Wouldn’t it be great to have the perfect survival guide while trekking through high school? A guide that you could open up and it is filled with amazing tips and tricks that can help you get through any situation? High school is said to be some of the best and worst days of our life. There are a lot of things we go through that we keep to ourselves because we believe that no one will understand.
Sameera, one of our after school program staff at the Club came to us with a sacred book that could save the lives, and fulfill positive experiences for all young people going through high school. A Girls Guide to Surviving High School, written by various young women as part of the program S.I.S.T.A. (Sisters Inspiring Sisters to Achieve) at the school we once knew as David and Mary Thompson. It is a collection of true stories related to their experiences in high school. The stories offer useful tips at the end of each one to support young women who may be experiencing the same issues.
The program was a space where young women could come together, discuss the issues they were facing. They would establish healthy coping mechanisms to push through.
When they left high school, they were asked to come back for group sessions to put the book together.