Online emotional wellness course available to MN high school students – for credit!

TIPP News Daily reports…

Two Minnesota education organizations are combining forces in an effort to battle the student mental health crisis by offering an innovative online course with embedded daily coaching. Minnesota Virtual Schools has contracted with EmpowerU LLC to offer this credit-bearing social-emotional wellness course to any Minnesota high school student as part of their regular school day – for no additional fee.

The course, EmpowerU, creates a time and place each day for students to learn vital resilience skills and strategies that will help them improve their mental health.

  • The telehealth-meets-online course was developed by a team of therapists for adolescents with social-emotional obstacles, such as anxiety, depression and negative self-esteem.
  • The course is delivered via daily 30-minute lessons that are customized to each student’s unique needs by licensed instructors that give daily feedback via the 1:1 portal.
  • Each of the six units integrates neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strengths-based strategies that engage students as active participants in the course.
  • Students make significant progress toward their goals through healthy habit change, helping them feel less anxious and improve emotional well-being.

I have three teenage daughters. I think this is so smart. (Maybe they could offer help for the parents too!) Here’s more info on registering…

Any Minnesota high school student that has an open period in their school day can enroll in EmpowerU at no additional cost for a semester credit through Minnesota Virtual.

Click here to enroll or call Lorelei Lorentz, Coordinator of Part-Time Students Minnesota Virtual Schools at 612-524-5213 with questions:

For more information click here:

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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