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Teens are advised to embrace change

More than 20 young people this week took part in a workshop aimed at helping them deal with life's changes.

The two-day workshop, ‘Who Moved My Cheese for Teens,' was based on the best selling motivational book series ‘Who Moved My Cheese', by Spencer Johnson, and organised by the Bermuda Employers' Council.

Training coordinator Kristen Eve said the programme was intended to help M3 students cope with change and find ways to accept it.

“The workshop is designed to take a proactive approach, and address the topic of change with teens, or our perspective employees and provide them with practical skill sets that will set the foundation of how they will anticipate, and respond, to changes,” she said.

“The idea is to sort of help them deal with changes in their personal lives and school. They are transitioning from their last year of middle school to their first year in senior school, and it's a big transition for the children.

“Thanks to the sponsorship of ACE Bermuda and BGA, we were able to provide the programme to the students free of charge.”

Clearwater Middle School student Debre Evans, 13, said she would give the programme “five big stars,” describing it as an experience to remember.

“What I got out of the two day programme was that change will happen you may not like it or you may feel it's unfair but it's going to happen,” she said.

“I think every teenager should go through this programme to help them understand the changes in life better and that change will happen, whether it is for the good or bad.”

For more information about the programme, contact Ms Eve at keve@bec.bm.

Embrace change: The Bermuda Employer Council teen programme

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Published October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm)

Teens are advised to embrace change

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