Journaling for youth

discover

create

REMEMBER

express

share

. Gratitude . self discovery . empowerment .

Writing is a great way to express our feelings in a meaningful way while exploring who we are and sparking creativity. Keeping a journal is a wonderful way to record our ideas through writing, drawing and collage.

Journaling is a great way to express ourselves while helping to better understand our feelings. It can help clear out our mind "clutter," while allowing us to feel relaxed and calm. In a sense, it transfers our thoughts and feelings from our busy minds, onto paper. 

There are many ways to use a journal and there is no right or wrong way to do it.  While some people may wish to just start writing whatever is on their mind others may rather have a theme or topic they are writing about.

 

You can use your journal like a diary and write whatever is on your mind at the time, you could write a story or a poem, create a collage or piece of art or use your journal like a sketch book and doodle! 

The Possibilities are endless! Remember... It is just for you... 

GET CREATIVE... GET INSPIRED... HAVE FUN!!!

Some ideas to get you started:

Design your own cover page for the front of your book! 
 
Draw an image of a favorite memory.
Draw a self portrait and collage facts all about YOU!
Write a poem, a story or write a song!

Did you create something amazing you would like to share? 

E-Mail an image or short video of your creation and we will share it in our Girl Power Summer Camp Gallery! Please include your first name, age and a brief description or title!

Need ideas to help you get writing & Creating?

Below are some starters and ideas to help you get writing and creating! Remember, there are lots of ways to tell a story... Get CREATIVE!!!
Self Discovery Journal starters...

What is something you have done that you are proud of?

Creative Writing/ art starters...

What is your favorite keepsake?

Gratitude Journal Prompts...

Describe a tradition or celebration you are grateful for.