Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center will host a seminar series to aid youth and young adults who are directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Giving Youth Healthy Options that Promote Excellence (H.O.P.E.) 4-H Program.
The seminars will provide high school students and recent high school graduates with social and cognitive support through interactive sessions as they transition from the effects of COVID-19 through their return to high school or college.
All sessions will be held on Zoom from 12 p.m. – 12:45
p.m. on the topics of:
· Dealing with the Disappointment – June 25, 2020
· Preparing For My Tomorrow: What’s Next for Me? – July 9, 2020
· Vision Board Party - July 12, 2020
· Social Distancing and Teens – August 8, 2020
· I Made It – September 5, 2020
“The SU Ag Center is holding this seminar series because we recognize the challenges that our young people are facing are uniquely theirs,” said Dr. Tiffany Franklin, Associate Youth Specialist and Program Leader of 4-H Youth Development at the SU Ag Center. “In consideration of the disruption of the academic setting, socialization, financial stability, physical and mental well-being, we desire to provide engaging sessions, coupled with coping skills to ease their transition through this new normalcy,” add Dr. Franklin.
Chalonda Hollis, a licensed clinical social worker, will lead the seminars along with Dr. Franklin. Hollis is a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Certified-School Social Work Specialist who provides clinical supervision for master level social workers seeking clinical licensure. She has 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked to help individuals with behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, school-related issues, childhood disorders, anger management, and emotional distress. She has also worked with victims of abuse and neglect, at-risk youth, and Employee Assistance Program matters.
To access the Giving Youth Healthy Options that Promote Excellence (H.O.P.E.) 4-H Program visit https://zoom.us/j/3548148408#success and use the password 6r92pi.