Rainbow Youth: Seminars for the youth

At Rainbow Youth, we encourage our youth to participate in educational programs and discussions aimed at improving their mental, physical and emotional well-being. Aside from our children and youth radio programs, we also hold events where we invite experts and youths to discuss relevant topics before broadcasting them on the radio station at a later date. 

Children and Youth: Drug problems

Friday, June 12

Moderated by Miss Leann Cravilla and fellow youths, this program focuses on the prevention and solution of drug problems in schools. 

To make sure the legitimacy of the program, school directors and staff take part in the creation of the activities done in the program. The participants are the following:

  • Christine McAphee, Teacher and Head of Business Office
  • Florence Davis, Student Activities Member
  • Miss Justine Smith, Student Committee Member
  • Miss Robin Hale, Student Council President and the manager of the TOB Number One Centre

Don’t miss this Friday’s segment! 

There are plenty of difficulties surrounding our nation’s youth today. From mental stress to safety and security, plenty of factors affect young people’s lives. Among the problems plaguing society today, drug problems are one of the most prevalent, especially among vulnerable sectors. If left unchecked, it can destroy the future of our children and the youth. 

That’s why in our Youth Friends for Children and Youth program, we take this matter seriously and discuss with experts how to solve these prevalent problems. In our program, we invite children and young people to answer questions about today’s drug problems. 

Thaksin College of Business Administration Technology hosts this event, and it is open to anyone who wants to watch live and get ideas on how to solve drug problems in school. But for those who cannot attend, we will be broadcasting the event live at our radio station.

Don’t miss this event and make sure to listen to their views and opinions tomorrow when you tune in to Rainbow Youth.

The event will be hosted by Joshua Kennedy.

Broadcast time: 17:00-18:00 every Friday at the Ontaro Radio Station.
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Children and Youth: Leadership

Friday, June 12

This program is moderated by Miss Beau Moon and fellow youths from the College of Technology in Business Administration. Together with college students, they discussed the topic of leadership and appropriate follower behaviour. We would like to thank the management of Canadian Business Administration College of Technology for providing the students with space, facilities and opportunity to participate in our program. 

Broadcast time: 17:00-18:00 every Friday at the Ontaro Radio Station.
Visit our website to tune it!

Engaging Activities for the At-Risk Youth

Engaging Activities for the At-Risk Youth

There is a lot of at-risk youth around the world and that is the sad reality that we all have to face. As much as we may not be impressed with what these children did in their lives, we are somehow responsible for showing them that there are several ways on how they can make their lives better. 

Each child has a story to tell of why they were led to the current situations where they are in. By learning more about these children, we are introduced to the harsh realities that can really break a person’s life. 

Here at Rainbow Youth, we highly believe that all people deserve a better shot in life, regardless of how they may have messed it up. We came up with several activities that can make the at-risk youth involved. That way, they will realize that they are not worthless. With that, here are some of what we came up with. 

Sports activities 

Most at-risk youths find themselves lost. Given the fact that they have resorted to illegal activities and vices as their coping mechanism, it is not surprising to know that these children are deprived of nutrition and of proper activities that can make them more physically fit. 

By having them engaged in different sports, they will know the importance of teamwork and staying physically fit. That way, they will learn how to cooperate with other players and how to follow rules and regulations. 

Art activities 

One of the things that placed these at-risk youths where they are is the fact that they had resorted to the wrong activities as their coping mechanism. More often than not, these children are really hard to crack because of all the things that they endured in their life. With that, it is highly important that they learn how to express themselves even without the need to say their thoughts out loud. 

So, with the help of a few painting materials, we hope that these children can express themselves and somehow lessen the burden on their minds. That way, they can be more active and creative as they slowly start to open up. 

Clean up drives

Community service is not a punishment, even though it may be asked from those who may have had a hard time in their lives. By engaging the at-risk youth in our clean up drives, we aim to show them that they are not worthless because they can still do something in their lives. Whenever we have them involved in our community services, we make sure that they will see that they can still make an impact on other people’s lives, regardless of how dark their past may be. 

Overall, there are a lot of other activities that these at-risk youths can actually do. By engaging in these activities, they can make a difference in their own lives one step at a time. 

Ways on How You Can Help the Youth At Risk

We all want to let children have better lives than most of us did. However, it is quite undeniable that there are still those whose paths may not have been cleared yet. Despite several efforts throughout the years, we continuously see some youth who tend to be at risk with their future. 

Those who are considered to be at risk are the ones who face problems such as substance abuse and school failure. More often than not, these problems root from something deeper like depression and anxiety. 

Indeed, it is saddening to see how these people face grave problems at such an early age. Gladly, we can help them here at Rainbow Youth. Similarly, you can also help them in your simple ways. Here are some of those ways. 

Listen to them

Like earlier stated, some of these youth are in their situations because of certain problems that may have rooted from depression and anxiety. With that, it may be best that you approach these youth and learn more about their lives and the situations where they may have been in. 

While it may be easy to judge some people, it is best that you take your time and learn why they are behaving in a certain way. We can assure you that these children will appreciate your efforts because it is very rare for them to actually be asked about what they are feeling. 

Support them

Know what they need and learn how you can help give it to them. Being there for them is already great when it comes to giving them emotional support. Still, it is nice if you can also help them with the things that they actually need. One thing about these children is the fact that they never say what they actually need. 

With that, it may be a nice gesture if you give them some new clothes or some free food. Regardless of how much it costs, we are sure that they will appreciate it very much. Still, your support is what matters to them most of the time. 

Guide them 

Stray away from usual approaches that dictate them of what needs to be done. Instead, talk to them as a friend and try to be there for them while showing them that they can have a better life if they change some of their old ways. 

By doing this, they may appreciate your efforts in stepping up as their guardian and start to follow the good example which you are showing them. 

Overview

Dealing with these children is a really serious thing. Regardless if there may or may not be some activities that can have them involved, we highly suggest that you stay consistent with your efforts so that they will really feel your sincerity to help. That way, you can have their trust and create an impact on their lives.