THE POWER OF US
We are a community of high school students focused on helping each other deal with the expectations of growing up in Orange County. By being honest about our internal struggles and realizing our personal power (AKA our ability to make OUR OWN choices), we can address the pressure to be perfect and find healthy ways to cope and thrive that WORK FOR US.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
We need to start talking about the peer and family pressure we face 24/7 to excel at everything we do. It’s OK not to be perfect. By sharing our experiences—really talking and listening to each other—we can end the silence around perfection and make a positive difference in each other’s lives.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of high school students called Strength in Numbers whose goal is to connect, share experiences, and have real conversations about doing our best (positive striving is good!) vs. being perfect (this is impossible!).
Strength in Numbers isn’t what you think. It’s better. Why?
Because it’s friends helping friends in a truthful, nonjudgmental way. Join us and see for yourself.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Whatever you’re going through, you are not alone. Many of us feel a similar pressure to be perfect. But this pressure for perfection is very hard on us. This effort to be perfect is not sustainable. Perfection is a myth. We are all struggling to cope in different ways and we’re here to share our stories.
THE VIDEO PROJECT
Here’s how our video project works: Somebody shares a video about their life and inspires others to tell THEIR stories. Everyone’s story is their own, but our goal is to share enough of them so that no matter who you are, you will find something to relate to and be inspired to join the Strength in Numbers movement.
Watch students discuss the pressures they face and what they’re doing about it.
Please remember: You are not alone.
CONNECT. SHARE. INSPIRE.