Youth Program: Ages 15-18
Empowerment & Leadership Program
This program for teens provides guidance and an environment to create authentic self-expression and leadership in one’s life, experience peace and love within oneself and build enjoyable relationships with others.
Schedule: Monday – Friday 10am-1pm
Location: BringForth Studio, 2031 W Warner, Chicago, IL 60618
Group Tuition: $999 per student for 5-day Group Summer Camp
Private Tuition: $1,999 per student for 5-day Private Intensive
Register: 773-525-5006 or elsbethmeuth @ gmail.com
BringForthYouth for high school students ages 15-18 provides an enthusiastic environment for teens who want a chance to break free from their everyday lives and challenge themselves with something more. The program includes fun tasks and games as well as self-awareness and meditation practices to help teens better understand and express themselves emotionally, physically, sexually and mentally.
In this youth program you can explore and focus your ambitions and talents. You will have the chance to make meaningful connections through partner and group exercises and guided discussion. The skills learned through the BringForth program can become important tools to help with challenges, stress, relationships, puberty and problem solving. The program aims to empower teens to unlock the potential of who they wish to be and help them start to create their vision.
“Raging Hormones” is a term that many adults use to describe the teenage reaction to feelings of anger, depression, and sexual feelings. The term can sound like the hormones and feelings are out of control and take over your body during your teenage years. But you can as a teen learn to manage your reaction to the changes in your mind and body. BringForth Youth can help give you empowerment and mastery of choice and freedom over body, mind, and emotions. Learn to tap into your own being and get a sense of who you are and where you want to go because you have the power to do so.
Here is one mother’s expression of what her son got out of the program:
“I want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for creating the opportunity of your summer camp that my son Devon participated in. It has given him the confidence and independence to be the great man that I have raised him to be. With your influence we have produced a compassionate and strong man to continue sharing his love and light with the world.”
Mother and Building Manager
The Youth Program for 15-18 year students is designed to develop and cultivate:
- Emotional awareness and mastery
- Relational and social literacy
- Creativity and self-expression
- Physical, sexual and spiritual awareness and well-being
- A sense of being at choice versus a victim
- Balance between wants and responsibility
These six core capacities promote profound integration of the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the youth. The outcomes for the youth are a greater sense of peace and joy, authentic self-expression and a capacity to create fulfillment in their life and relationships.
The BringForth approach combines ancient Eastern traditions with Western technology involving practices and processes of conscious breathing, meditation, energy awareness and communication exercises. These practices and processes assist in clearing misconceptions of Self allowing for a shift towards effective behavior and actions. The youth are left with a sense of greater joy, freedom and responsibility in life.
Program activities involve:
- Conscious breathing, stillness and meditation practices
- Energy awareness
- Theatre exercises and role play
- Music and movement
- Drumming circles
- Listening and communication exercises
- Conversations that matter to teens
For further information and to reserve your teen’s space call 773-525-5006 or elsbethmeuth @ gmail.com
Participants share what they got from the Youth Program:
“When I first came to the BringForthYouth Program I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I didn’t know that what I learned inside that open yet cozy class room would change my outlook on life, my relationships, and my own emotions. What I learned most of all was that I didn’t have to wallow in self-pity anymore because I could find a path to happiness and peacefulness within myself.
I never thought that by walking through that door I could learn meditative techniques that could change my life. I’ve found that after this program I’m a more peaceful person, and I have a more gentle, peaceful demeanor to the people I know.
I’ve learned to manage my anger in better ways than just holding it all in – now I let it go through meditation and by grounding myself in a happier place. I’ve attained a path that can help me heal my problems and let me reflect on them in a more positive way.
Everything that I learned in that serene class room taught me more than any subject or teacher in school ever could. I learned some important life lessons there and I will forever hold that knowledge and experience in my heart and soul as well as in my head.”
High School Student, age 17
“I find myself using the exercises and techniques that I learned in my everyday life. When I have a difficult situation or am stressed I remember to breathe and I try to balance myself and feel grounded so that I can go on. I learned how important breathing is and how to visualize energy going from each chakra to the next while at the same time feeling if it is balanced or not. By doing this, I have learned to be at center with myself.
Elsbeth and Freddy Zental helped me to find ways to deal with problems that I have with certain people. Some exercises taught how to confront emotions that were stored inside and gave ways to deal with them. We learned that while we could not change the past, we could rewrite the story. By doing this and then acting out the new story we got to see and feel how we can shift our feelings about the past as well as in the present. We learned that we can choose our feelings — which one to go with or not.
I, for one, am very glad that I was asked to be a part of this program. The experience was amazing and I hope to carry what I have learned on with me for the rest of my life.”
High School Student, age 16
Program Leaders and Instructors:
Elsbeth Meuth, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of BringForth, Inc. She has worked with thousands of youth, parents, teachers, counselors and coaches at the elementary, secondary and higher education levels in the US and Europe over the past four decades. She holds a Doctorate in Education and a Master’s Degree in Music Education and is trained as an ontological design, executive and relationship coach. During her tenure at the Community Music Center of Boston she taught and managed performing arts programs at elementary through high school levels reaching annually over 3,000 students in the Boston Public Schools.
Mr. Freddy Zental Weaver is the Artistic Director at BringForthYouth, Inc. and has worked as a teacher and a district wide human relationship counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and is trained as a relationship coach. He leads BringForth’s transformational theatre workshops and is a performing artist and accomplished percussionist with a one-man show touring the United States.
For further information and to register your child please contact: 773-525-5006 or elsbethmeuth @ gmail.com