“It Takes a Pack” sponsored by Wylie ISD
Recently, Wylie High asked its students to anonymously answer three questions: If you could tell your parents something you have done or that you have experienced without repercussions, what would it be? What is something you wish your parents knew? What is something you have dealt with, experienced or are experiencing that you could never tell your parents? Thursday night (2/1) parents can take a crucial look into what their child is up against as a teenager in these modern times and access support on the spot.
Watch the video, created by Wylie Bulldog Productions — this reenactment by Wylie students of issues anonymously submitted by their peers is a stark reality of what students face daily, many of which we as adults didn’t face at this age or are just unaware of. “It Takes a Pack”– Wylie High School (youtube.com)
The “It Takes a Pack” event, sponsored by Wylie ISD, will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to parents of students in grades 6-12. Childcare for younger siblings will be provided so parents can freely concentrate on topics such as mental health, dating violence, fentanyl and drug awareness, human trafficking, and social media awareness – subjects that ANY teenager can be impacted by directly or indirectly said principal for Wylie High School Reagan Berry.
“The unfortunate situations that walk through our halls do not discriminate and can reach any one of our students regardless of class, race, friend group, or gender,” says Berry. “We’re so grateful that many of our students have not been affected, but for even one to be impacted is too many. Adults in our students’ lives should be educated, aware, vigilant, and willing to work together for our kids.”
This event has been created just for that purpose. Parents will be given access to the professionals and resources they need, but don’t always have on-hand, to be prepared for the difficult challenges teens face today. “We have partnered with Abilene Police Department, the Child Advocacy Center, Mentors Care, Betty Hardwick, Noah Project, Serenity House, and other local non-profits,” says Berry.
By Kristen Johnson