Sunday, October 25, 2020

Teen Lifeline Helping Dragons

teenlifelineTeen Lifeline, Inc., a youth support organization located in Southlake, is no stranger to Carroll ISD. Starting in January 2013, Teen Lifeline has provided free support groups for 25-30 Dragons at Carroll Senior High School, Carroll High School and Dawson Middle School. These groups provide students with a place to discuss and interact with peers who are in similar life stages.

The seven groups that Teen Lifeline has provided in Carroll ISD have been met with positive responses from students, parents and faculty. A Dawson Middle School counselor says, “We were so thankful to have Teen Lifeline available to meet with our students. With more demands on the school counselors’ time, it is great to have a reliable option to help with our students.”

Since its beginning in 2008, Teen Lifeline has been a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and equipping teenagers with life skills and strategies to live life better. This is done in the following ways:

  • by providing support group curriculum
  • facilitating support groups using that curriculum
  • educating, training and assisting churches, schools, families and friends to empower
    teenagers

In 2013, Teen Lifeline worked with over 650 students in North Texas through support groups, and in 2014, over 462 students have been reached through 22 schools in Birdville ISD, Bridgeport ISD, Carroll ISD, Crowley ISD, Decatur ISD, Keller ISD and Paradise ISD. This fall, Teen Lifeline plans to add new groups while also adding Fort Worth ISD and Lake Worth ISD to the districts served.

On Sept. 18, North Texans are called to donate and bring awareness to local non-profits on North Texas Giving Day. For Teen Lifeline, their call is for donors to “Get-up, Golf, Go-Kart and Give!” With the support of Rockwood Go-Karts and Golf, all proceeds from miniature golf and go-kart rides on Sept. 18 will be given to Teen Lifeline for North Texas Giving Day.

Rockwood Go-Karts and Golf, home of the fastest go-karts in Fort Worth, is located at 700 N. University Drive and will be open for miniature golf and go-kart rides from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 18. With their well-known go-kart track and newly finished 18-hole miniature golf course, Rockwood Go-Karts and Golf is a fun option for families and students to kick off the 2014 school year.

In addition to the proceeds from Rockwood Go-Karts and Golf, Teen Lifeline has also secured a generous $10,000 matching fund for North Texas Giving Day. The money that is brought in through this huge fundraising event will enable Teen Lifeline to continue to provide much needed free services to teenagers in Southlake and across North Texas.