TEEN ENTERTAINMENT ON ANOTHER LEVEL
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Delivery, setup and breakdown included
Audio/Video, sound tech and
Free promo materials, including flyers and
social media posts
2 Free custom backdrops for your
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games and crafts.
Ever try to get a teenager to look up from a smartphone? Some say it can’t be done. We say: Bring it on.
Social media dominates teenagers’ world, cutting them off from ours. Teachers and parents know that those glowing screens are more than a distraction to young people. They are gateways to cyberbullying, pornography, and dangerously mixed messages about alcohol and drugs — all in a culture that devalues face-to-face connection in favor of racking up “likes.” A study of teens 11-17 showed that using social media is significantly related to decreased sleep quality, lower self-esteem, increased anxiety and depression levels in young people.* Add to this a growing opioid epidemic and the everyday stresses of teenage life: it’s no wonder that many kids feel isolated and depressed.
Indie-Life Media is Philadelphia creative services agency with a vested interest in the health and well-being of our community. We recognized a real need among middle and high school age teen for some viable alternative to the online world, so we developed #SQUADGOALS to be a fun, welcoming haven for students. Our games and activities are designed to pull them away from the phone to interact with each other in person. Our mission is to help trusted adults— the grown-ups that kids rely on most— deliver a “party with a purpose” their teens will truly enjoy, and create a space filled with opportunities to deepen lasting bonds.
Download our free white paper for more on the inspiration behind #SQUADGOALS, party planning details and packages!
PRAISE FROM PARENTS & COUNSELORS
This is such a great idea for a high school event! Our youth are bombarded with toxic messages on a daily basis and we must provide more positive and safe spaces like this. I especially like the range of activities that this event offers, because I think it’s important to have a way for many types of personalities to engage. What a great way to get the anti-drug assembly out of the auditorium and into a more creative and fun environment! Our youth need more positive, fun and safe spaces like this!
— Sulaiha Schwartz, Merion StationPostsecondary Advisor at University City HS
Young people need social spaces that are both safe and fun. This idea has great potential and I’m sure other educators would agree. I’ve found that the ‘don’t do drugs’ mantra is not so helpful. We need to demonstrate that it’s possible (and cool) to have fun and build relationships, without substance abuse.
— Nuala Cabral, Philadelphia.Youth educator, filmmaker, media literacy scholar
Providing party experiences for young people that normalizes themes related to positive messages remains critical in youth development. As they grow and become more independent, it’s not only important to shorten the gap between how today’s youth choose to socialize and the dangers of certain choices, but also for them to know the experience of having fun without needing harmful substances. This event concept excites me as an educator, aunt to children of varying ages and sister to a recovering drug addict!
—Tanya Jackson, NYCYouth Educator at Media Education Lab
Indie-Life is a creative agency specializing in brand management, event and media production. Driven by a simple passion to connect creative people and activate niche communities. Click to learn more about how Indie-Life allows you to grow your business doing what you love.