Early adolescence is a tumultuous time. Mood swings, risk-taking, and academic challenges can take a toll on self-esteem. Today’s kids have the added pressures and opportunities of social media. This kit presents a wide range tools to help students cope and grow. Teen years are also a period of increased awareness of societal and ethical issues. More and more, young people hope to “be the change” they want to see in the world. The Curriculum’s emphasis on volunteering and advocating for shelter animals provides a positive way for teens to impact the world around them.