The rate at which young people get involved in substance/drug abuse these days is alarming, according to organisers of the Teenage Summer Summit 2023.
Recently on social media, the video of a young guy who under the influence of hard drugs went to hug a transformer and died instantly was of great concern to many.
Substance/drug abuse is not only the social vices our teenagers are getting involved in these days, they are also into money rituals, yahoo yahoo, scamming and other diabolical means to get money.
The prevalence of these social vices amongst our youth can be placed on the doorstep of lack of intentional parenting and mentoring for young people.
Experts have been able to establish that mentoring of young people has lots of positive influences on teenagers’ educational pursuits and life generally.
Youth mentoring has been proved to have positive impacts on teens, especially during times like this, it’s vital for teens to have someone to turn to. Whether it’s helping them find their identity during their most formative years, modelling positive social skills and healthy coping habits or just facilitating meaningful conversations, mentors are a key part of young people’s personal, academic, and professional lives.
Today’s teens are faced with pressures coming from every direction. From peer pressure, to the pressure to do well in school, be successful, or look a certain way, these challenges can be extremely hard to cope with. For some teens, turning to dangerous behaviours seems like the only option. Having a mentor may make all the difference in preventing these unhealthy decisions.
This is the reason Adehabb Resource Enterprise, an educational research and development organisation, engaged in constant mentoring and counselling of young people, to acquire and develop social skills that would make them transit from teenage to responsible adult through several programmes.
One of the programmes organised by Adehabb Resource Enterprise is the Teenage Summer Summit which is taking place online, starting from Monday, August 28 to September 1, 2023 on Google Meet.
During the Teenage Summer Summit, several seasoned speakers will talk to the teenagers about different issues affecting them ranging from self-development, personality type, time management, acquisition and deployment of digital skills, financial literacy and safety in cyberspace.
The programme is organised to help young people grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually, this enables them to acquire self-confidence which boost their self- esteem and make them develop into a well-rounded adult.
For more information about teenage mentorship, contact Adehabb Resources Enterprise Content and Strategy Manager, Abibat Olatunji on 08054263602 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.