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NYU Program Teaches Life Skills to Boys Town Youth

Some things we’re born knowing, while other lessons need to be taught. This summer, Boys Town New York youth learned a little more about the life skills we all need to succeed.

For six weeks, a group of youth attended classes at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Led by Professor Chloe, the program was taught by a different NYU student each week as a part of their practicum training.

The student teachers taught lessons covering a variety of topics, including interpersonal and social skills, as well as moral and ethical principles. Some lessons had students using their imagination to make decisions about the kind of person they want to be.

The class participated in group activities to explore relationship skills. They took comprehensive quizzes and answered questions about the lessons they were learning, including traits of healthy communication and effective ways of dealing with frustration, and then put them into practice.

Boys Town New York wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the NYU Silver School of Social Work for offering students this important opportunity.