Middle & High School

Middle and High SchoolWe’ve gathered together a few great resources and activities to help Paso residents Be Well. The resources are organized into categories to help you find the right tools to match your needs.

Fitness

 

Zumba: Paso’s popular Zumba team, Jennifer Loewen Nicolds, Tiffaney Henry and Javi Perez, present Zumba via YouTube. Subscribe to Tiffaney’s Zumba channel HERE (it’s free and fun!).

Teen girl yogaDown Dog App: Free customizable classes you can do at home including all types and levels of yoga, HIIT, barre and a 7-minute workout. Free for students and teachers (K-12 and college) until July 1.

Gym Shark App: Download this conditioning app with plenty of free content including workouts and plans, custom workout creation, progress tracking and movement videos.

24 Hour Fitness: Check out their 24GO customizable workout app for free (non-members included).

Planet Fitness: Live-streaming 20-minute "work-ins" every day on Facebook and YouTube. The workouts can be done from home and don’t require any equipment.

Fitness Blender: Free customizable workouts for all ages.

Mindfulness


Calm Together: Enjoy free favorite meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music from the #1 app for happiness, meditation and mindfulness.

Mindfulness Youth Voices: This video features youth and young adults discussing their experiences practicing mindfulness, and how mindfulness has benefited different aspects of their lives.

UCLA Mindful App: Download a free app and access free meditations and videos related to your mindfulness practice. 

HappifyWhy Mindfulness is a Superpower: An Animated video and What do We Have all Wrong About Meditation video with Dan Harris.

Teen YOUniversity: Information about local mindfulness programs through Mindful Kindful YOUniversity.

Social Connection


scribbl.io: Stay connected with friends and family with this free online multi-player drawing and guessing game (like Pictionary).

Netflix Party: Netflix has introduced a new feature which allows users to link up with friends and host long-distance movie nights.

Houseparty: Download this face to face social networking app that allows up to eight people to video chat at once in a room.

Teen Talk: App where teens can get support for whatever they may be dealing with from a trained teen.

Get By Together: Learn how to do almost anything from quarantine haircuts to growing your own food using these helpful (and sometimes hilarious) YouTube video tutorials. These days, just doing the ordinary feels extraordinary. We’re all just figuring it out, together.

SGN (Some Good News):  John Krasinski hosts a show featuring good news stories from around the world.  Watch the virtual prom that Krasinski organized featuring music guests

Watch One World: Together at Home: This link takes you to a recorded broadcast including leading global health experts alongside exciting performances by the world’s top artists and comedians.

girl with cell phone Opens in new windowPhoto Scavenger Hunt: Invite your friends to do a photo scavenger hunt. Set a start and end time to virtually reconnect with your friends to share stories of the images you found. Use this list or find one of your own.

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts: Intimate video performances recorded live at the desk of all songs considered host Bob Boilen. 

Education: 


Mango Languages: Accessed with a Paso Robles City Library card.

Duolingo: Learn languages for free forever.

Gale: Learning-focused resources to maintain academic continuity from home.

Love to learnKhan Academy: Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 to keep them learning.

California Department of Education: Resources to provide educators with options for creating a foundation for communication, sharing, and digital learning.

California State Library: Quick Access to California K-12 Online Content during the COVID-19 crisis.: Fun activities to do at home by grade level, types and subjects.

Wonderopolis: A site where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

Hotlines


The Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for peer-run non-emergency emotional support.

Teen Line: Text “TEEN” to 839863 every night of the week 6pm-9pm for teen to teen education and support. Please note phone lines will temporarily be closed starting Friday March 13th, text lines and email will remain open.

California Youth Crisis LineYouth ages 12-24 can call or text 1-800-843-5200 or chat online for 24/7 crisis support.

Covenant House: Call 800-999-9999 A support service and 24 hour helpline for homeless youth. Deals with a wide range of issues including bullying, suicide, basic needs, health, drugs, alcohol and sex.

ReachOut: Call 800-448-3000 Site where teens and young adults can find the information they need, reach out, tell their stories and voice their opinions without fear of being judged or different.

 Additional Resources

 

How to Feel Better Today: Article by certified life coach for parents and teens Anjanette Ludwig of Share the Joy Coaching.

Quaran-teened: 150+ Social distancing ideas for teens.

Raising Teens Today: 101 Things Teens Can Do While Stuck at Home.

The Wellness Society: Corona Virus Anti Anxiety Workbook: A comprehensive guide to help combat stress and anxiety during this time.  This guide is filled with activities to help identify emotional stressors and to lower your stress and anxiety levels.

The California Surgeon General has a simple guide with things you can do every day, at home, to help support your mental and physical health, utilizing six key strategies.