Weekly Remix Round Up – 7/18

Title: “Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988” – This remix includes the mention of suicide. If you or someone you know is suicidal, you can reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.

I was a 16-year-old high school senior the first time I made a suicide plan. I immediately drove to my mom’s office to tell her, and she took me to my therapist. I was lucky to already have a therapist and to have a parent who worked in, and therefore knew how to navigate, the medical field. That same year, I called a suicide hotline for a friend. I remember pulling out the white pages to look up the number.

Weekly Remix Round Up – 7/11

Last Tuesday’s launch from the White House of the National Partnership for Student Success was an energizing kick-off to the work ahead! NPSS has brought a collaboration of partnerships amongst “school districts, non-profit partners, and institutions of higher education to recruit, train, place, and support screened adults in critical high impact roles such as tutors, mentors, student success coaches, and more.” It was incredibly powerful to hear a shared message from public and private learning and development leaders that to support young people to achieve success we must focus on their needs holistically, not just as students.

Advocating for the Space Teens Deserve 

Let’s continue our journey through Portland, ME with co-host Margarida Celestino. In this episode’s conversation, Teen Librarian Kelley Blue, Margarida and our Executive Producer Katherine Plog Martinez explore the role of the Portland Public Library’s Teen Library in helping local teens to thrive.  

Striving To Succeed, Daring to Fail

The achievement gap between young black and white Americans is like the Energizer Bunny: It keeps going and going and going. And there are latent fears about whether the achievement gap can be closed.  These fears were stirred recently by John McWhorter, a 34-year-old African-American linguistics professor (University of California) whose book, Losing the Race, raises the question of self-sabotage. […]