Skip the Bad Songs - Best Self Help book for Tweens & Teens

An after school program, helping tweens master essential mindset skills for a thriving, happy life. Based on the award-winning book, “Skip the Bad Songs.” 

Partial funding made possible with funding from the 501c3 GIRLBRAVE Foundation.

Made possible with funding from the GIRLBRAVE Foundation: Helping tweens master essential mindset skills for a thriving, happy life. Based on the award-winning book, “Skip the Bad Songs.”

We teach tweens how to focus on feeling good about themselves.

Inquire about Roadtrip, an after-school program where tweens learn to cope with self-esteem struggles and gain confidence for life’s pivotal moments.

  • Tweens will learn how to change the way they see themselves, reducing anxiety about school and activities.
  • Tweens will learn new strategies for processing their emotions, reducing unnecessary emotional stress and anxiety.
  • This course will help perfectionist tweens become more open to accepting themselves and realizing it’s okay to make mistakes.

10 fun quests that improve your tweens mindset an boost confidence

What your tween be learning:

Quest 1

Tweens will get to practice their communication skills by doing an interview. This will make talking to others at school less stressful.

Quest 2

Tween will learn that it’s okay to make mistakes. This challenge will encourage them to be comfortable with trying new things, knowing it’s ok to mess up.

Quest 3

Tweens will pledge for a week, avoiding gossip about friends, frenemies, and themselves, fostering awareness and building a foundation of respect and acceptance.

Quest 4

Tweens will spread kindness around, creating a positive ripple effect in the community. This quest will give them a sense of purpose, boost their mood, and help them grow empathy and compassion

Quest 5

Tweens will learn about three types of negative thinking, then they’ll switch it up by rewriting their own negative thoughts. This helps them skip the negativity and swap it out for some good feeling thoughts.

Quest 6

Tweens will learn the art of setting SMART goals to achieve their aspirations and learn how to plan and track the steps needed to reach their goal.

Quest 7

Tweens will create a self-care plan, identifying activities for happiness and relaxation that they can use whenever they feel stressed or anxious.

Quest 8

Tweens will use creativity to help relieve stress and anxiety. They’ll learn how to manage challenges and find a positive outlet through creative expression.

Quest 9

Tweens will make a personalized zine, setting intentions and reminders of their worth. It helps them reflect and express themselves. They can always look back on it to remind themselves of their strength.

Quest 10

In the final quest, tweens will reflect on and write down three wins from this ten-week workshop, fostering positivity, gratitude, and self-awareness. This practice encourages reflection on their growth, empowering them to carry this insight forward into their futures.

Best Practices for a Successful Program

Minimum Participation: Recommended student group size should be a minimum of 8-10.

Application Letter: To increase commitment throughout the program, each student is asked to write an application letter expressing their interest in participation.

Central Communication Platform: Google Classroom or a similar online platform, is suggested to maintain effective communication between program facilitators and students.

Participation and Assignments: Students are expected to attend each session and complete assigned tasks, projects, and challenges as part of the program.

Snacks: Providing snacks during sessions will help ensure students’ comfort and focus.

ROADTRIP helps youth who are struggling with the complexities of adolescence. 

It’s lessons are like a beacon of light in a sometimes turbulent sea of emotions. I can’t recommend it enough!


 — Stacey Curnow, Family Counselor


Contact: Jen Landis

Program Director