Tilly’s Life Center (TLC) takes a proactive and preventive approach to the growing social and emotional crises affecting teens today. Our curriculum helps teens adopt a positive mindset which enables them to successfully move past trauma, navigate life’s challenges and truly thrive.
It is a holistic, easy-to-apply curriculum that uses experiential learning, high engagement and realistic tools to provide practical mental wellness solutions to teens.
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Adolescence is a critical period of social, emotional, and behavioral growth. Decisions made during adolescence can change a teen’s life trajectory for better or for worse. By providing an engaging, positive youth development intervention at a time when it is greatly needed, TLC has the potential to have a life-long, meaningful impact on teens’ lives.
TLC is one of the best programs I know about for transforming young people's lives!
TLC helped me have a more positive outlook on post-treatment life. It also taught me the power of positive thinking and meditation.
I would recommend the TLC program to other teens because it’s fun, you meet different people out of your element and it’s a good experience.
TLC helped me in unimaginable ways. The program helped me elevate my goals and aims which had slowly weakened because of previous health issues. Tilly and her team also made me realize that my physical limits can never stop me from living an ideal limitless life.
The TLC high school curriculum aligns perfectly with our mission of fostering learning and enabling students to successfully achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. TLC is good for Saddleback College, good all colleges and frankly, good for all of education.
The TLC program is the first of its kind that I know of in the entire nation that addresses issues of post-treatment rehabilitation back to a normal life, to a life of self-esteem where the patient is able to put their pediatric cancer diagnosis behind them and focus on the future and on their ability to be happy. For the patients who’ve been through it, the TLC program has been life-altering.
TLC helped me learn how to help others.
I teach moral development at UCI. TLC actually lives it and delivers it. They are the rubber that meets the road. And we know with teenagers, that road can get bumpy. Wonderful to have a program and staff that commits to making their ride smoother and meaningful.
*Data Source: National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. Produced by: Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC using WISQARS™.