It’s summer. And for a lot of you, that probably means spending time with your friends or hanging out around a pool. For others, that means eight weeks away from your support system: the friends, teachers, and counselors who believe in you when you’re struggling to believe in yourself.
It can be easy during the summer to hole up in your room, to dive back into unhealthy habits and poor choices, to feel like you’re alone.
That’s hard. Lots of parts of being a teenager are hard, if we’re honest. But, too often, adults don’t take those challenges seriously. Too often, they dismiss your very real struggles with a wave of their hand and a story about how lucky you are compared to them. “These are the best years of your life,” they might say. “You have nothing to complain about.”
There are two types of adults: the ones who believe that they suffered and you should have to suffer too, and the ones who suffered and never want anyone else to go through that pain.
You deserve the second type. Everyone does.
This website is designed to help you find those people.