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Building trust

By Laila F., Healthy Trailblazer Journal | [Kindness] allows people to have a nice, kind space,...

Bring people together

By Ramir, Healthy Trailblazer Journal | When you do kind things for people, they want to help you....

Acts of kindness

By Tianna, Healthy Trailblazer Journal | Acts of kindness build a community by causing less...

Stop the violence

By Tyler, Healthy Trailblazer Journal | [To build community,] talk to the youth. Help small...

Paying it forward

By Khyir, Healthy Trailblazer Journal | Every time you do a kind gesture, someone may want to do...

Healthy community

By Noah, Healthy Trailblazer Journal | If everyone is always kind to one another, then that would...

Brighten a day

By Jamir, Healthy Trailblazer Journal | [Showing kindness] can make people feel more trusted,...

Worthy deeds

By Emma, DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal | I would help my neighbors by doing worthy deeds like...

Did You Know?

When will I stop growing?

People come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone will grow at different rates. But typically, girls reach their full height around age 15, and boys around age 16. 

Source: KidsHealth from Nemours

How much sleep should I get each night?

Getting enough shut-eye isn’t just about staying alert—a lack of sleep is linked to numerous health issues, such as obesity. Teens should aim for eight to 10 hours of sleep a night.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What are the health benefits of spending time outside?

Spending time outdoors (and away from screens!) can improve sleep quality, reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, and decrease stress and anxiety. Get into nature!

Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Talking To …

Amia Hines

When she was younger, Ms. Hines says, she didn’t know it was OK to experience anxiety. “And I want you to know it is OK,” she says. “Guidance counselors and therapists, they’re here to help you and support you in a non-judgmental way. So it’s OK to turn to them. Even your teachers and principal, turn to them for support.”

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Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens

Dr. Bryant-Stevens, the director and founder of CHOP’s Community Asthma Prevention Program, says climate change has had a direct impact on her patients’ quality of life. “Climate change causes longer allergy seasons, which can make asthma more severe,” she says.

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