September 2023 Update from Pollyanna
September 2023
Dear Friend,
As leaders of Pollyanna’s Teen Council, we often ask ourselves: what does leadership mean to us? Leading the Council is an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with students across America. Every meeting brims with valuable insight and diverse perspectives due to the vast array of schools with whom we talk. Pollyanna has proudly helped all of its student members and leaders make change in their communities. Because all of our leaders started their journeys with Pollyanna as members themselves, the transition has taught us how important our voices are at our schools. The topics are only strengthened by our members' own anecdotes and perspectives. We get comfortable being uncomfortable and are inspired by how brave our members are having challenging conversations. 
Pollyanna Teen Council is hard at work finalizing this year's meet-ups with a special group of guests and interesting new topics. We explored the suggestions provided via the short Topics 2023/24 form and did our very best to represent them in this year of topics. We are thrilled to welcome a series of new guests and our interviews give them the opportunity to share their stories and passions. 
Our goal for this year is simple, but we need you! In order to increase interest and attendance for the coming year, we are asking you, DEIB Directors, Heads of Schools, parents, and everyone else on our mailing list, to share this email with the teens in your orbit. We would love to have them give Pollyanna a try and join us at our kick-off meeting next month. Please have them use our sign-up form to become an official member of our community! 
We hope to see your teens on Sunday, October 15 at 3-4:30PM ET / 12-1:30PM PT on Zoom with our first guest, Dr. Linda Anderson: How to Prioritize Your Mental Health.
With gratitude, 
Ava, Cameron, Emerson + Marcus
Pollyanna Teen Council Leaders
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