Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Experts recommend 8-10 hours of sleep for teenagers.

Teens need to get enough sleep every night to function best. They are more likely to do well on a test or play their best game with sufficient sleep. Tips for getting enough sleep: Go to bed at a consistent hour every night, exercise regularly, avoid drinking caffeine and unwind by keeping the lights low and shut off electronics.

‘You Don’t Have to Have it All Figured Out’ – And Other Things I Want My Teen to Know

“The feeling of helplessness that can come from this can be overwhelming, but know that you don’t always need to have wisdom or soothing words. You just need to be there.”

Read the full article from Hey SIGMUND here.

Project Sticker Shock

Thank you to the students, local businesses, Greely High School Resource Officer John Dalbec, Cumberland Police Chief Charles Rumsey, Cumberland Lieutenant David Young and Principal McKeone for a successful Project Sticker Shock!


The Power of Grandparents

Find out how to communicate better with your teenage grandchild; learn about the latest drugs; and discover how you can help keep your grandchild healthy.

How to Teach Gratitude to Tweens and Teens

From the Greater Good Magazine- Science-Based Insights for A Meaningful Life

  • Why gratitude is good for youth
  • How gratitude builds relationships
  • Three keys to teaching gratitude
    • Exploring identity
    • Capitalizing on strengths
    • Building positive relationships

To read the full article, click here.



A Day of Hope- 12/2 at Yarmouth High School

Join community members for a Day of Hope at Yarmouth High School on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-3:30pm!

Speakers will include Maine immigration attorney Leslie Silverstein, former gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, Maine Accelerates Growth CEO Jess Knox, musician Spencer Albee, state Sen. Cathy Breen, Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling, and Matthew Gagnon, CEO of the Maine Heritage Policy Center. Each will speak about where they find hope in turbulent times.

Link to the full article.

SAMHSA Family Educational Materials

Check out SAMHSA’s new Family Educational Materials, which give youth and caregivers information and resources about mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depression, first episode psychosis and more. Download:

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Greatness is your potential, action is your opportunity.

Take every opportunity to put your personal greatness to work. The more you see what you can do, the more confidence you will gain and the more opportunities will come your way. Our destiny is to find out passion and then make it our purpose to act on that passion.