On January 27th, Change to Chill team members helped to facilitate a mental health forum with Student Achievement Advisors (SAAs) and other school staff across 6 high schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. About 100 students were in attendance for the full-day event, where they participated in a variety of Change to Chill activities, including gratitude, mental remix, and even meditation in our portable Chill Zone.
Here is what a few AHS Students said about what they learned from the forum:
Kaylah Smith, senior: “We all have stress and sometimes we don’t know how to manage that stress. Today we learned how to manage that. I also learned how to be grateful for everything I have because not everyone has the same opportunities.”
Malu Johnson, senior: “Today I learned how to be mindful of my environment and how to be mindful of myself when I’m stressed to calm myself down, which is very helpful and everyone needs it.”
Read more about this event from Anoka-Hennepin Schools.