No. 89 (2010): Crafts
In terms of internal assets that are important for teens to develop, crafting encourages learning new skills and planning ahead. Interpersonal competencies are also reinforced when teens are encouraged to work collaboratively. Crafting projects can involve learning about other cultures and techniques used in various societies, helping teens to broaden their world-view and encouraging empathy for people outside their community.Because the teens have control over their projects and will improve their self-esteem through successful project completion, crafting also helps teens develop positive self-identity. With all that being said, please enjoy this crafty issue of the YA Hotline!