Time for Kids

Here's how you take the #BeYou pledge!

Are you proud of the person you are? Do you celebrate your uniqueness? Are you encouraging your friends to be themselves as well? Then, take the #BeYou pledge and ask others to do the same!

The #BeYou impact on a child's development

The goal of the Time For Kids #BeYou campaign is to empower children and adolescents to have confidence in themselves. Self-expression, or the act of portraying ideas, thoughts and feelings, is a major part of that. And self-expression is crucial to one's development.

Verona cheerleaders introduce #BeYou cheer

Verona High School's cheerleading team started its season in an unconventional way.  Maria Carvalho came to practice, sat the young ladies down in a circle and asked them to say one thing that makes them proud about themselves.

Help kids #BeYou in the new school year

Going back to school, or heading there for the first time, can be exciting but also stressful. Kids get to see their friends and meet new teachers, but some might also be feeling social pressures.

News 3 Now welcomes our #BeYou ambassadors

News 3 Now and SSM Health kicked off their #BeYou ambassador program Tuesday.  Dozens of teachers, coaches, youth group leaders, pediatricians, and more were provided resources to share with kids and teens in their communities to encourage them to be confident in being themselves.

What's it like to #BeYou?

We know kids are happiest when they can be themselves, and learning that skill is easier said than done. 

Two seniors lead schoolwide project focused on empowering women

Adams-Friendship High School seniors Deana Johnson and Jaydan Frank have decided they want to spend their lives helping women. As part of their senior capstone project, they teamed up to lead a schoolwide day of workshops that focused on empowering women and on women's mental health. 

5 ways parents can encourage kids to #BeYou

"Just be yourself," is something you might say to yourself when preparing to meet new people or sit down for a job interview. We might also say it to our children as they grapple with fitting into social circles.

What is Time For Kids: #BeYou?

We all face pressure. It can come from societal expectations, messages on social media, peer pressure or something else. Whatever the case, there's no group more vulnerable than kids. They're not only figuring out who they are, but they're forced to weigh that against mounting expectations.