Imagine what it feels like to be a high school or college student right now. Their internship or career paths are no longer a reality, many students feel isolated, lonely, and missing out on life’s milestones. They are living in a mental health pandemic; in a world no one could have imagined. Staying optimistic can be a daily challenge and some do not have the insight and connections to stay positive about their futures. Talking about mental health, resilience, current social issues, and self-care strategies is an essential part of creating life-long wellness routines. The power of connection and kindness to ourselves and others has never been more imperative.
OUTSIDE THE BOX was created to help people affected by COVID-19. Everyone has had to pivot, but knowing what to do next is the challenge. We all know that feeling created through a conversation when you see a new path illuminated, a potential pivot to something new and different, a boost to your self-esteem and a road to optimism.
Everything changed in 2020 and today's students and adults of all ages are tremendously impacted by the pandemic. There has never been a more important time to see the power of mentoring, and how conversations can bring about positivity and affect mental health. A meaningful, purpose-driven conversation can make a huge difference and change the
trajectory of someone's life.
Self-care, resilience, and pivoting have never been more essential. Janeane creates custom designed workshops for adults and students
of all ages. The goal is to promote resilience long-term, and illuminate the importance of self-care, thoughtfulness for yourself and others, and prioritizing mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Recently, she introduced the CARE Initiative, which includes interactive panels and strategies for students to create sustainable school clubs around CARE.
Students can be academic Rock Stars in high school with amazing GPAs and test scores, but knowing how to prioritize self-care, mental health, and handle the stress of life's curveballs is what really matters long-term.
Addressing the needs and interests of students by
aligning them with mentors in their fields of interest.
Creating unique on-line experiences for students
and mentors to interact, discuss internships and
job opportunities, while their peers listen
and participate during the Q&A. The series fosters
intergenerational connections to reduce isolation and
loneliness, and improve mental health.