Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tutoring for May 2019

YMCA LIT Summer Volunteer Program | Community Service Opportunity

Summer is around the corner & I hope this email serves as a resource for your students looking for community service opportunities over the break.

I wanted bring to your attention the YMCA program called Leaders In Training (LIT).

The LIT program is a comprehensive job readiness program that prepares and provides high school students with the opportunity for a hands on work experience as a YMCA Jr. Camp Counselor (Please see attached for Dates). Trainings are held at our South Bay Family YMCA Teen Center at 820 Paseo Ranchero in Chula Vista.

LIT Training modules include:

• CPR/First Aid Certification

• Leadership Development

• Resume Workshop

• Interview skills

• Youth Development

• Basic Supervision and more…

Once trained they are eligible to participate in LIT Placement where they work side by side with a camp staff and receive up to 40 hrs. of community service per week worked. Your students will gain valuable work experience that can lead to opportunities for careers working with children including the YMCA.

Although there is a cost for the program there is value gained with the work experience, certifications, and trainings modules offered.

If eligible scholarships are available. 

Forms and flyers can be found here:

Please feel free to contact me with further questions:
Masis, Maria <mmasis@ymca.org>

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: Finding Humor #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Do you know what happens to our bodies when we laugh?
· Levels of stress hormones decrease

· Heart, lungs, and muscles are stimulated

· Increased activity in the brain’s reward system

· Endorphins – the body’s natural pain blockers- are released

· List three funny things that happened to you each day

· Find a TV show or movie that tickles your funny bone.

· Reach out to someone who gets your sense of humor. Share the funny things that have happened to you recently or reminisce

· Have a game night. Charades is a classic, and there are also plenty of newer card and board games that are designed with humor in mind.

· Spend time with an animal or a child. Their antics are almost always good for a laugh.

May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America is using the theme #4Mind4Body this month to explore the topics of animal companionship (including pets and support animals), spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.

You can download the tool kit here:


Self-Care Tip:
Quiet time: Balance your family, social, and work demands with quiet alone time. Activities such as listening to relaxing music, taking a bubble bath, taking a quiet walk, writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal, doing a hobby, or watching a favorite television program or movie are great ways to unwind.

Kindness Challenge:
Tell a joke. Here are some fun ones: http://redtri.com/best-jokes-for-kids/slide/1

Affective Statement
I am so proud to see/hear . . .

Our relaxation room in the counseling center is housed in office #141. Many students have been using this space during the school day as a calming place in the hustle and bustle of student life.

Please continue to encourage students to experience the Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge in the Counseling Center at lunch on Wednesdays. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress. Nurse Wegener also has a relaxation space for students who need.

Thanks to our SUHi Morale Pals who are spreading kindness on campus. We have a few more weeks to share the kindness!


Summer School Applications DUE FRIDAY MAY 3, 2019

Summer School Applications DUE FRIDAY MAY 3, 2019

Summer School Dates and Times:
June 10- 28, 2019
8am to 1:30pm

Stop by the Counseling Center to pick up an application or click here to access the application.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 3, 2019 to Counseling Center.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Attention Juniors! SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams


If you are planning on applying to a 4-year university, it is highly recommended that you take the SAT and/or ACT once towards the end of Junior Year. 

The last test date is quickly coming up in June BUT YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY THIS FRIDAY MAY 3rd 2019. 

Please see your counselor if you qualify for a fee waiver or if you have any questions about the SAT/ACT exams or registration process.

Questions? Come see us!

Good luck!

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