No capes required: Unlocking the support network built just for you.

Life can be a wild ride, filled with exciting paths and unexpected forks in the road. The good news? With trusted adults, you don’t have to go it alone! Trusted adults are like experienced guides, ready to help you navigate the twists and turns. They’ve walked similar paths before, so they can offer helpful advice, lend a steady hand when you stumble, and celebrate your victories along the way. They’re not superheroes in capes, but their support and encouragement can feel like a superpower when you need it most.

But who are these mysterious heroes? They could be anyone from your awesome aunt or uncle to your favorite teacher or rockstar gym coach. Basically, it can be any adult you feel safe and comfortable talking to – someone who gets you and wants to see you succeed.

Why connect with a trusted adult? Think of it like unlocking a treasure chest. Here’s what you might find inside:

  • Guidance: Need help figuring out life’s curveballs? Trusted adults have seen it all (or almost!) and can offer sound advice based on their experience. Stuck on a math problem? Confused about friendships? They’ve got your back!
  • Support: Feeling down or overwhelmed? Sometimes just talking things out with someone who cares can make a huge difference. Trusted adults are like emotional sponges, ready to soak up your worries and help you find your smile again.
  • Inspiration: Want to chase your dreams but need a little push? Trusted adults can be your biggest cheerleaders, hyping you up and reminding you of your amazing potential. They’ll celebrate your victories and help you bounce back from setbacks.

But what if I’m shy? Totally understandable! Talking to someone new can be nerve-wracking. Here’s how to conquer your shyness and unleash your inner superhero:

  • Start small: Chat with your favorite lunch lady about your book. Ask your grandpa about his coolest childhood adventure. These bite-sized conversations can build your confidence.
  • Find a shared interest: Do you love coding? Maybe your neighbor is a tech whiz! Bond over your passion for music with your music teacher. Shared interests make it easier to break the ice.
  • Be yourself! Don’t try to be someone you’re not. Trusted adults appreciate the real you, quirks, and all. They’re there to listen, not judge.

Remember, trusted adults are there for a reason – to help you shine! So take a deep breath and reach out. You might surprise yourself with how awesome this connection can be!

Forward Together Tip: Still trying to figure out where to find Colorado connections? Check out these resources to help you find your community.


Forward Together Team

We are the Forward Together Team - a group of youth and adults that work together to help every young person in our state feel more connected and lead healthier lives through one key factor: great relationships.