Our teen program, WORTH, targets what we believe to be at the core of mental illness in teens: low self-worth. This program consists of a video series produced at Arukah which features local actors from the Illinois Valley that are passionate about sharing messages of mental health with our youth. Videos use culturally-relevant and age-appropriate themes and elements to convey these messages in a way that teens can identify with. We address self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, depression, social media, self-harm, anger, failing and overcoming, and much more!
We serve over 2,200 teens with our videos in Jr/Sr. High Schools every week! Access our full library of videos here. Includes three seasons of content! Membership is required.
For more information on how to bring WORTH into your home or school, please email kevin.scruggs@arukahinstitute.
Preview our most recent videos below.
Note: We are currently in production for the 2022-23 school year.