Success Principles (Mindset) • Goal Setting • Leadership/Communication
Financial literacy • Service Project for Teens (14-18 year olds)
The BOLO Project is an initiative created by the Co-founders of Dog is Good® and supported by the Dog is Good for Good Foundation. We believe dogs change the way we feel and how we see the world. Science has shown that dogs can play a huge role in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. The BOLO project takes a dog-centric approach to helping teens “fetch anything they desire in life”
The BOLO Project begins with a 2 Day Retreat to introduce 14-18 year olds to strategies for building a success mindset, removing limiting beliefs, coping with stress and anxiety, and improving leadership and communication skills.
This workshop-style program will involve a combination of fun and engaging exercises, speakers, and group activities. Teens (14-18) will be introduced to the project portion, which will involve creating and executing a fundraising campaign for animal welfare non-proﬁt organizations.
Following the retreat, teens will attend a 90 minute class once per week focused on the 4 core pillars: Success Principles, Goal Setting, Leadership/Communication, and Financial Literacy. (Service hour credit is given.)
Rates of anxiety, stress and depression in teens have been on the rise in recent years. There are several factors that may contribute to this trend, including:
Increased academic pressure and competition
Constant use of social media and technology can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection
Lack of clarity or confusion around goals and their future can impact a teen’s mental health.
Helping teens discover a growth mindset, success strategies, effective goal setting, and leadership and communication skills can help them combat stress, anxiety, and depression.
Having a growth mindset, which involves viewing challenges and obstacles as opportunities for growth and learning, can help teens develop resilience and adaptability, which are important skills for managing stress and anxiety.
Teaching teens success strategies, such as goal setting, can also help them develop a sense of purpose and direction, which can provide a sense of meaning and fulﬁllment.
Leadership skills can help teens develop a sense of self-conﬁdence and self-efﬁcacy. By learning how to communicate effectively, teens can also improve their relationships with others, which can help to reduce feelings of isolation and disconnection.
In addition, giving teens a chance to engage in volunteer and service activities fosters a sense of meaning and impact in their lives.
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