Tue, Apr 20 | Online Session

TIPS for Teens

Want to connect with other teens & learn something new each week? Join Anika on Tuesdays at 4! Guest Speakers will join you & share experiences and insights on various topics. Next Session, we have speaker Cynthia Anderson!

Time & Location

Apr 20, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Online Session

About the Event

Please RSVP to get the Zoom meeting link emailed to you.

TIPS for Teen is BACK in 2021 with a new format which will allow teens to learn, grow and connect even more than previously! The TIPS session will now be spread out over two weeks, where the first week will entail an interesting conversation with a guest speaker. Then, the following week, participants will continue the discussion among themselves (without a speaker), writing and sharing their TIPS letters as a tool to explore the topic more.

For this week, on April 20th, 2021, we will be having a conversation with Cynthia Anderson on "Attitude of Gratitude". The follow-up session for this conversation will be on April 27th, 2021. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

Cynthia is the Director of Learning Communities in the Comparative History of Ideas Department (CHID) at the University of Washington. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in CHID and has been in her position for the last fifteen years. She believes that she has the best job on campus! She is also a wife and a mother of a five and a nine year old.

ABOUT THE TOPIC:  Attitude of Gratitude

Cynthia was the first in her family to graduate from college.  She was born in Sheikhurpura, Pakistan and was left outside an orphanage at the age of two with only a note pinned to her blanket with her name on it.  After almost a year, she was adopted, and was raised in Washington State. 

She has grown up with an attitude of gratitude and she tries to take that into her work with students, reminding them to find ways to connect their personal lives, and their stories with their academic goals as much as they can.  Cynthia believes that our personal stories are a great way to start the conversation about what matters most to us and then find ways to get involved in what that is.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

Our facilitator for TIPS for Teens is Anika Tara Rao. Anika is currently in 10th grade. She enjoys singing, cooking, travelling and laughing with friends and family. Anika was inspired by her mom Dr. Anu Taranath to create safe spaces for talking about sometimes uncomfortable topics. She loves leadership and is very excited and thankful to be able to connect with you all!

ABOUT TIPS:

TIPS is a book written by Dr. Anu's UW students during their study abroad program in India, encouraging us to see ourselves and our surroundings anew via thought-provoking letters to Things, Ideas, People and Self (TIPS).

If this is your first time using Zoom, check out this simple YouTube tutorial that walks you through what to expect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E

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