This week we are excited to introduce Zoe Kurtz. Zoe is studying strategic communications with minors in Leadership Studies and Political Science at Elon University. At Elon, Zoe is a member of a number of organizations including Hillel, admissions, college coaches, and mentorship! On top of all of that, Zoe is also a Product and Content intern here at The Social Institute. In her free time, Zoe loves to go on adventures, hike, and spend time with her friends and family.
Oct. 27, 2021 | 4 - 4:45 p.m. ET
Several weeks ago, an eye-opening Wall Street Journal article highlighted how Instagram negatively impacts teen girls’ self-esteem, including making them feel worse about their bodies, their friendships, and more. Social media isn’t going away anytime soon, so how can schools and families empower young girls to navigate platforms positively? The Social Institute recently spoke with the New York Times to break down actionable tips and tricks to help girls make positive, high-character choices online. Find out more in our upcoming webinar.
Oct. 14, 2021 | Past
Most social media trends are fun, creative ways for students to connect and socialize with their friends. However, every once in a while, a destructive trend goes viral — from “Devious Licks” encouraging school vandalism to the Whale Challenge promoting self-harm. These trends will never go away, which leaves school leaders asking how to proactively help students make positive, high-character choices both online and offline — no matter which trend pops up next. Watch this webinar to learn strategies to help your students navigate social media trends positively.
This week we are excited to introduce Juliana Saling as our Student Influencer. Juliana is a senior captain on the women’s soccer team at American University. Last year, Juliana and other student-athletes of color came together to launch the American University Black Athlete Coalition (AUBAC). The mission of AUBAC is to create a safe space for Black student-athletes to have a place to learn from each other through experiences, grow as individuals, and create meaningful change within the American University community. Juliana is the president of AUBAC and is continuing to use her platform as a Division 1 athlete to create good in the world.
This week we are excited to introduce Mykayla Capeles as our Student Influencer. Mykayla is a senior at the University of South Carolina where she studies Public Relations and is a member of the rugby team. Currently, Mykayla is a marketing intern here at The Social Institute. She also works with the University of South Carolina Alumni Association to spotlight recent graduates. Mykayla loves to work out, travel, read, and listen to podcasts.