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A Message for Teens ( How to Help a Suicidal Teen)

There may be some of you who are hoping to find information to help you with your own thoughts or feelings about suicide. While this is not something you will specifically find on this site, what we can offer you is the phone number for the national suicide prevention hotline.

Here’s why we think this can help: Suicidal thoughts or feelings can make us feel frightened and overwhelmed. We can feel crazy or worried we’re going crazy and may be embarrassed to share what we’re thinking with others. Or maybe we’ve tried to talk about it and were dismissed (“Come on, you don’t really feel that way!”), or made fun of (“There you go again, you wimpy cry-baby!”), or not taken seriously (“You’re always talking about that- one of these days maybe you’ll do it”). Perhaps the people we talked to didn’t know what to say so they just ignored us and said nothing.

Just because we couldn’t find someone who listened in a helpful way, though, doesn’t mean we should give up! Talking about su…

Do something this holiday your child will never forget

Your child will believe in Santa with a Personalized Letter from Santa

"My 8 year old niece's face lit up with pure excitement when she received her package. She couldn't believe that Santa wrote a letter specifically for her! Thank you so much!" Lauren Turner, CA

The experience and memories of a good Santa Letter can last a lifetime, for both the children and the parents.

Your letter is personalized for your child, signed by Santa and sent from the North Pole directly to their house! This truly makes this holiday season a magical one!

Santa's Package includes a personalized letter written and signed by Santa, a personalized Official Nice List Certificate, Santa's Map and Santa's Nice List that Santa Checked Twice!

Ask Governor Brown to Restrict Junk Food Marketing in Schools

Help Us Cross the Finish Line to Ban Junk Food Ads in Schools

As a reminder, AB 841 will make sure that K-12 schools only promote healthful foods and beverages that they are permitted to sell on campus during the school day. Schools play a critical role in helping kids learn and promote healthy eating and physical activity habits. Healthy lifestyles lead to improved test scores, better retention of information, and healthier students. Help us get AB 841 across the finish line!
Ask Governor Brown to Restrict Junk Food Marketing in Schools

We’re one signature away from healthier schools!  Assembly Bill 841, the bill banning junk food ads in schools, has arrived on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature. Governor Brown has until October 15th to sign or veto this bill. Encourage Governor Brown to sign the bill before the deadline!

JOIN us to KICK OFF "i Am ESTEEM" Day 🍳 - Less than 4 months away!

Summer is here and you are probably gearing up for at least a little time spent relaxing and vacationing with family and friends. At BWTE, we look forward to summer too because it means the launch of our annual "i Am Esteem" Day event and we’d like you to join us.

I Am Esteem Day:
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (PST) A global day celebrating diversity all around the world focusing on the achievements of our youth today, tomorrow and forever. I Am Esteem Day, will draw attention to the greatest civil rights fight of the 21st century: the need to provide every child with access to a life free from bullying and stamp out peer pressure.

Creative teacher assistant for girls biz camp , few weeks in June/July

Do you love DIY projects and have experience working with kids?

We have small entrepreneur camps for girls 6 -18 years old. They create their own products and learn biz skills. We are looking for a few assist teachers who are very reliable and creative.
This is a girls only environment. We are looking for assistants to cover the following weeks and locations:

Thousand Oaks:week of June 19 - 23rd. Hours Monday: 8:00am - 2:30pm, Tues- Friday 9:10am - 2:00pm
Sherman Oaks: week of June 26 - 30th Hours 9:10am to 3:10pm
Thousand Oaks week of July 17 - 21st Hours 9:10am - 3:10pm
Thousand Oaks week of August 7-11th Hours 9:10am - 2:40pm

Senior High School students and college students welcome

Community Clean-up

The biggest community clean-up in West LA takes place on May 20 and I hope you'll join the West LA Community Coalition, Council Member Mike Bonin, Team Kuehl, BWTE, and others!

We need at least 50-75 volunteers to help our Westside community!

Volunteers will be picking up trash, painting, and doing some much-needed landscaping at the library, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, West LA Civic, and West LA Police Department. 
Learn more and RSVP Today!

You Are Invited...

Community  Wide Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day
Saturday, April 29
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Food, Crafts, Activities & more!

Learn more about our organization. Meet the staff, parents, and teens. 

Experience everything that makes Beauty Within~Teen Esteem the choice for self esteem building.

18645 Hatteras Street, Tarzana, 91356

Peer Pressure: Bringing Families Back Together

Peer pressure can lead to good teens making bad choices. This is very common.
In 2017, we will have our work cut out for us opposing cyber bullying, maintaining that teens keep making good decisions and much more. Please show your support for a healthier, safer world by contributing today!

Many parents who contact B.W.T.E.™ state that their child has fallen into the wrong crowd and has become a follower rather than a leader. They are making bad choices, even though they know better. However, the fear of not fitting in with their friends sways them to make the wrong decisions. Low self esteem can attribute to this behavior, and if it has escalated to a point of dangerous situations such as legal issues, substance use, gang related activity, etc. it may be time to seek outside help. Remember, don’t be ashamed of this; it is very common today and you are not alone. So many parents believe others will think it is a reflection of their parenting skills; however, with today’s soc…