This year, Hallways provided workshops for over 1,500 students. We asked teens to engage in courageous thinking and discussions on topics ranging from coping with transitions to consent and sexuality, and personal values and decision making. Our data-driven team always wants to hear from students regarding the impact of our work together so we provide a post-workshop survey to the young people who we serve. We use this qualitative data to ground us in student experience and feedback, and we are happy to report that we heard many positive things from students about what they learned and took away from Hallways workshops.
Below, we’ve highlighted some of their responses.
What students are saying:
- “I loved how thought provoking it was. It got me thinking and learning, which I really enjoyed.”
- “I think this helped me make more friends.”
- “I now know to deal with things like stress anxiety without relying on unhealthy outlets such as toxic relationships or substances”
- “I learned a lot about myself and my personality style that I had no idea about before and how I can cope with them.”
Additionally, after participating in their Hallways’ workshop series, students reported being better able to:
- Engage in self-care
- Talk to their parents about these topics
- Talk about their feelings
- Think before they act
- Cope in a responsible way
- Think more about their values in everyday activities
- Think about their decisions more thoroughly
- Consider the consequences of theirchoices
- Analyze risk in the things they do
- Not Juul
At Hallways, it’s our goal to help students develop the skills they need to be happy and healthy, and we’re grateful that our work continues to resonate with young people.
Thank you for taking the time to read this column and have a great summer!