Alateen has helped me improve my self esteem by not blow¬ing off on problems and friends. When my friends make a mis¬take and they are willing to listen, I tell them, “you messed up and you have to clear it up. If you don’t, it’s going to get worse and worse until you get it over with.” Now, when I make a mis¬take, I say: “Isaak, you messed up and if it was involving another person you have to do your best to make amends.”

By Isaak

Alateen Talk, Spring 2017