2017 Teen Activities
All Teen Scene activities are planned and hosted by the amazing LIFE is Good Teen Committee. The times and locations for each activity are still to be determined, as are some activity descriptions. Want to join the LiG Teen Committee? Contact Renee at email@example.com.
Get-Teen to Know You Icebreaker Games
Are you a teen new to LiG? Are you a veteran teen looking to meet new friends? Come on down to the Get Teen to Know You! We’ll play name games, have friendship speed dating and pizza!
with Maya Huck, Paige Murphy and Olivia Smith
Improvisational acting, or Improv, is a fun, spontaneous type of theatre, but how does it really work? Join us to learn the basic guidelines of Improv, to play some fun games, and to learn to live life in the moment. All ages are welcome!
with David Fjeld and Melissa Schaefers
There are many life circumstances where bringing folks together to work for a common goal is necessary: co-workers, roommates, projects, sporting events, gaming, learning, service projects, relationships, study groups, playing music and more. Gather with other teens (all ages welcome) to discuss ways we have made team building work in our lives and tools and techniques to use in the future.
Helping Friends Through Hard Times
with Rachelle McCloud and Cyndy Conolly
A discussion of how to approach and help friends going through situations that seem toxic/harmful to themselves (self imposed or from an outside cause), and ways you, as a friend, can prevent the situations they are in from getting worse. Including information on how to recognize drug and alcohol addiction, self-medicating and harm reduction.
The Art and Science of Flirting
with Chloe King, Melissa Schaefers
Want to know how to signal your interest in another person? Is that cutey looking at YOU? How to make it known skillfully without creeping out the object of your interest. And once you’ve opened the lines of communication how do you make a date happen? Let’s practice flirting together in a non-stress, no expectation setting.
Gender Identity, Understanding, Acceptance and the LGBTQ Spectrum
with Teo Cinaed, Leif Schmit, & Chloë Asher Crane
Our understanding of gender, sexuality, and personal identity and expression is evolving! And with that comes new awareness of our long-standing need for more inclusive language and acceptance. Let’s talk and learn more about the LGBTQ spectrum, its issues, and how we can foster a safer world for marginalized identities.
FYI: We will be (non-graphically) talking about the dynamics and politics of sexuality, so be aware of this when deciding whether to bring younger children.
with Leif Schmit
Teens and everyone should travel abroad because it breaks barriers, expands perspectives, builds bridges to other cultures, increases strength, resilience and character, and shows that globally we are all connected. Let’s discuss the difficulties and solutions to making travel possible for all. Let’s hear from teens and young adults who have made trips abroad, what they’ve learned and what we can do to make travel part of our life experience.
Social Justice and Political Action
with Erika Davis-Pitre
with Chloë Asher Crane & Jayn Coburn
Um, hey makeup yeah? Makeup, how to do it better. What’s up with society even?? Learn things like how to accentuate features of your face, how to find the right foundation, and how to not accidentally poke yourself in the eye when applying makeup there. We will be speaking our opinions and being open to those of others, as well as finding individual senses of style. Some people like a ton of makeup, others prefer just mascara, and there are plenty in-between.
Moving Out: Buying, Renting and Dealing with Roommates
with Leif Schmit
Job Hunting/Resumes/Making a Living As an Artist
with Robyn Coburn and Lisa Weber
How to Argue Effectively/ Mock Debate
with Emily Smoot
Memes intro: much memes. Very discussion. Such learn about. Wow.
Teen Sex Talk
A sex-positive, nuts and bolts discussion covering a wide range of sexual health topics including consent, safer sex, birth control, and more. Participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. Get your burning questions answered anonymously, practice putting a condom on a cucumber, or just watch, listen and learn.
*As with all activities at LIFE is Good, there are no set-in-stone age requirements. But as a guideline, the Teen Scene activities are geared toward independent young people in the 13-22 year age range unless otherwise indicated.