Community Building at a Boarding School for Girls
When you think of community, you may think of a neighborhood or even a small group of friends. A community is supposed to be a group of people who not only mutually care about each others well being but help each other out as well. For teen girls especially, this idea of “community” may scare them. They may have even fallen into a bad group of people or community that had a bad influence on them.
At the Re-Creation Retreat, we understand the road of life can be tough. Things can happen, circumstances change, and especially for teens they may lose any trust they may have had in other people. We help these teen girls to develop the social skills they need to get along with not only other people but to become a functioning member of society once again. So by the time they leave they have the tools necessary to function in the real world again.
Why Community Building in an All Girls Boarding School is Important
Why is community building so important? In a teen’s life, their community of people often involves several small communities at once. This can consist of friends, family, after school activities, clubs, and other community-based groups. While many of these community groups can be good for them, sometimes one or more communities are hurtful to the teen. Even when a community-based group is hurtful to the teen, they may still interact with the group due to a sense of obligation or something else.
It can be hard for a teen to recognize when a group of peers can be harmful to them. They don’t have as many life experiences to draw from when it comes to dealing with such a big group of people. At our facility, they will be able to have an emotional safety they may not be able to find anywhere else. Without that safety, they may not be able to grow as a person. If left with a bad community, many teens can become dysfunctional, or even pick up bad habits.
In a boarding school environment, the teen knows they are always in a safe place. We offer several therapies to help teens to be able to know how to interact with a community group. Surrounded by supportive people will not only help them to grow as people but be able to become confident in themselves as well.
Community Buildings Helps Girls to Succeed after attending Boarding School for Girls
Think about all the successful people you may know in your life. They were surrounded by a strong group of people, right? In a good community, a person should be able to grow and prosper. In a positive community, a girl will keep up positive habits. They will then spread these positive habits to other people in their other peers group. This will not only make her happier in the long run but will open other opportunities in the future for her as well.
People with good connections and communities become successful as they move on in life. They’re able to grow and prosper as themselves without being held back. For a teen, this is especially important to be surrounded in a good community. At this stage in their life they’re still finding who they are and developing into the person they will eventually become. By surrounding them with good people, they in turn, will become good people. When presented with negative influences in a peer group, the teen will often reflect these negative influences.
At this stage in life, teens are more sensitive to negative influences. Being able to provide them with a safe environment where they know how to navigate through a social structure is vital to them doing well later on in life as well. Not only will they be able to grow as people, but they’ll gain the confidence in themselves to pursue opportunities later on in life. Not only that, but they’ll be able to learn social skills that will help them to better connect with the people they love and care about.