Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Center for Resilience

The Center for Resilience focuses on teaching students how to take care of themselves such as learning techniques to help them fall asleep. They also learn how to take care of others. The main goal of the program is to teach students how to be mindful, to know themselves and know their surroundings.  The students also learn how to empower themselves by doing self-motivation.

The videos were very interesting because watching their testimonies reminded me of how I learned to be my own cheerleader. By the students learning how to be mindful, they change negative behaviors and turn them into positives. One of the teachers mentioned a student who is not good in math. She taught him how to motivate himself by counting with his fingers “I CAN DO THIS”.

As a result, students exercise at home the things they learned in school. When times get difficult, students learn how to not give up with the positive skills learned through The Center for Resilience. I wish I knew about programs like this when I was in middle school, it would have definitely helped with my behavior. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Activism and the Youth Vote

  This election has been very controversial because it seems like both candidates have done bad and good things. Both candidates have done or have said things that are currently hurting them because people are refusing to vote for them. A few years back, Hillary Clinton was against immigrants, but she has now changed her mind. Even though she has changed her beliefs, people are still using those comments against her and call her a liar. Donald Trump is a great example of “it is not what you say, is how you say it”. Trump has called Puerto Ricans Mexicans and has also said that immigrants are rapist.  Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado from Venezuela was a victim of Trumps words while she was under his contract. He called her miss piggy because she gained weight during her reign. Alicia is now working with Hillary against Donald Trump.

   At this point, nothing is making me want to vote because both candidates spend most of the time arguing. Why must the election be so negative instead of sending a positive message? This election is honestly alienating me away because both candidates do not call my attention.  I certainly feel that I am more informed about the inappropriate things that both candidates have done or have said instead of the good things they would like to do if they become president. I currently feel very disappointed because I wish this election was not so negative. i also feel like they are both focusing too much on immigrants and not on youth. 

Are you voting against you family's beliefs?
What are your thoughts on both candidates?

Who do you think would a better president?