Teenagers

Branching Out: Summer 2021 Services at Green Ivy for High School Students

For many students and families, Summer 2021 offers a sense of renewed hope.  As high school students look for opportunity in a rapidly changing world, we know how it is increasingly important for teens to find outlets for building knowledge, supportive relationships, and self-reflection skills.  At Green Ivy, we’ve developed an expansive list of summer … Read more

Supporting Students for a Brighter 2021

This article was written by Green Ivy founder Ana Homayoun, and was posted originally on anahomayoun.com. Greetings! Hope you are inside and warm wherever you are on this snowy and rainy week! For those who were able to join last week for my community talk about Supporting Students for a Brighter 2021, I appreciate the … Read more

Building Contacts, Connection and Community During Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person Classes

Long story short: knowing classmates and developing strong interpersonal connections can support academic success, particularly during a school year when many are transitioning between remote, hybrid, and in-person schooling. Imagine you’re in Spanish or Biology class. You accidentally zone out when the teacher gives out homework instructions. In your homework portal, the instructions seem frustratingly … Read more

The Art of Preparation: How to Stay Productive When Nothing Is Due Tomorrow

At Green Ivy, we encourage our students to deliberately schedule two-hour daily “work blocks” dedicated to homework and studying. By blocking out productive periods ahead of time, students can assert control over their growing responsibilities. Those who use a paper planner consistently, for example, tend to benefit from increased productivity, sharpened time management skills, and … Read more

Wellness 101: Cultivating Gratitude in Your Children’s Daily Lives

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” —Melody Beattie For many of us, this time of year offers an opportunity to give thanks and express gratitude for the people and things we appreciate and value in our lives. Taking stock and being grateful during the holidays is a good place to start, but studies have shown … Read more

Wellness 101: Encouraging Your Children to Engage in Community Service

Some high schools now require a certain number of service hours for graduation, but many students don’t know how to get started with their service work or how best to find an activity that will be fulfilling for all parties involved. The benefits of giving back to the immediate community are many, but studies have … Read more