MIAMI, FL - January 9, 2019 - (HISPANICIZE WIRE) -Teen anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions that arise during adolescence, and parenting or mentoring teens requires a set of skills caregivers often find themselves missing or needing to improve. The team at Los Tweens & Teens, the bilingual e-magazine for the years after kindergarten and before college, often produces content featuring experts around this subject with and is now presenting its first event in Miami, “Teens & Me,” as a unique experience for adults + kids ages 12-17. Slated for Saturday, January 26th from 9:30 AM - 1 PM, the event will be held at the Ana G. Mendez University System campus at 15201 NW 79th Court in Miami Lakes.
The team is keeping the event costs as low as possible to attract parents, caregivers and teens of all income levels. Individual tickets are priced at only $15 per person which includes a snack break, goodie bag, a copy of the book "Protected by Purpose" by guest speaker Dorinda Walker (one for each adult). Advance tickets can be purchased at: bit.ly/teensandme.
“Our purpose for launching “Teens & Me” is to create a dialog critical for parents and adults (teachers, counselors, mentors) to support healthy teens rooted in good mental health and education,” said Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Los Tweens & Teens founder and mom of twin teen girls. By hosting our inaugural event in our hometown of Miami, we hope to create a model for additional programs throughout the year featuring topics from health and wellness to food, fitness, technology and more as well as host at least one additional program in another key city later this year.”
"Teens & Me" will be a unique experience that will include three separate tracks: for adults, for teens, and one sessions for everyone together. The half-day program also features an exhibit area that will serve as a central location for everyone to spend time sampling brand partner products as well as learning about community services offered by non-profit organizations focused on this critical age segment. Tours of the Ana G. Mendez University System campus will be available during the program.
“Teens & Me” programming includes:
Adults Track Panel: “Your Conversations DO Matter!”
A workshop on mental health, communication and how to manage teen anxiety as the second half of the school year approaches and beyond.
Cristy Clavijo-Kish – Mom & Founder, Los Tweens & Teens
Lina Acosta Sandaal MA– Mom & Founder, Stop Parenting Alone
Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph-D. – Mom, Assoc. Professor & Director, University of Miami Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) Program
Moderated by: Shirley Solis, Mom of 6 and founder, Powerful Parenting Academy
Teens AND Parents Track: “Protected by Purpose”
A powerful conversation with nationally recognized author Dorinda Walker about the transformation from being an at risk-youth, domestic violence victim, and mental illness sufferer to an award-winning Fortune 50 executive, community advocate and author of ‘Protected by Purpose’. Please note the first 100 registered adults receive a copy of the book at no additional cost.
Teens Track Workshop: “Be Yourself to Stand Out!”
A hands-on session where teens will be able to get in touch with:
— What makes them special
— What it takes to stand out and be selected for internships and other high-demand programs
— How to standout in college applications
— How to turn a great idea into a business
Anllelic Lozada - Personal Branding professor from Marketing Para Tu Carrera
Claudia Ahrens-Hernandez - Influencer & teen social media mentor from Cafe con Claudia
Alexis Solis - 19-year old entrepreneur and teen mentor, founder of Youthpreneur
Community Partners Exhibit
The space will be converted into a mini exhibit hall where brand and organizational partners will feature information, activities, services and products for adults & teens to enjoy. The area will include the Ford Driving Skills for Life and Impairment Suit Simulator where teens (and adults) can experience the sensation of being intoxicated to avoid drunk/drugged driving- the number ONE killer of adolescents in the United States.
About Los Tweens & Teens
Created by Latina mompreneur, Cristy Clavijo-Kish in 2011, Los Tweens & Teens (www.LosTweens.com) is the only bilingual e-magazine to focus on helping parents & mentors provide “positive influence for the in-between years of 7-17,” when children are no longer babies but they aren’t yet adults. The platform covers content about trending topics, family travel, product reviews, videos, recipes, how-to’s, beauty and fashion from the perspective of parents and mentors and will expand in 2019 to feature content created by and for adolescents themselves.