Category: Teen Empowerment Clubs

Why Educators Must Focus on Student Mental Health
By: Stephanie Morris

Erika’s Lighthouse at SHAPE Florida I heard an amazing presentation on Erika’s Lighthouse curriculum at a conference hosted by SHAPE Florida, the state organization for physical and health education K-12 teachers in Florida. Rachel Winsten, a high school P.E. teacher presented with passion and spoke about the opportunity through Erika’s Lighthouse. Erika’s Lighthouse offers resources […]

Erika’s Lighthouse Update on Adolescent Mental Health: February 2023

In February 2023, the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows alarming data on the mental health emergency our children are facing. In the past 12 months: However, the CDC found school connectedness has a long-lasting protective impact. School connectedness is when students feel that adults and peers in the school care about their learning as […]

SADD and Erika’s Lighthouse Partnership

STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS (SADD) TO PROVIDE ITS CLUB MEMBERS WITH RESOURCES FROM ERIKA’S LIGHTHOUSE TO DEFEAT THE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Winnetka, Ill., November 3, 2022 – Erika’s Lighthouse announced today that it will provide its Teen Clubs and Awareness into Action Activities to thousands of students around the country who are part […]

CDC Report on Youth Mental Health: The Erika’s Lighthouse Perspective

  In April, the CDC published a report on youth mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistics are grim. But the survey also offers hope. Teens who feel connected at school report much lower rates of poor mental health. And schools can play an important role in supporting students’ mental health. Erika’s Lighthouse is […]