Entries by Summer Owens


Life Skills for Students to Succeed

Why are life skills important for students? One of the greatest honors of my life has been using my story as a teen mom to teach life skills (as well as literacy and character education) to students through the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Educuation curriculum. Life skills for students are a set […]


So What are the Basic Life Skills

  Basic life skills are a set of skills which help you prosper and advance in everyday life. You find that you will need different sets of like skills at different times in your life. There are 10 basic essential life skills. Because my book and the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Curriculum follow […]

The Importance of Literacy

The importance of literacy can’t be stressed enough. On my lunch break for four years, I visited my mentee at the Adolescent Parenting Program. She complained about her relationship with her father and how he had no idea how she felt as a teen mother. She had read my first book, Life After Birth: A […]

SO What is Literacy?

What is Literacy After publishing my first book, Life After Birth- A Memoir of Survival and Success a Teenage Mother, I was amazed by how many students and educators were reading my story. A 5th grade guidance counselor told me that her students looked forward to their time reading my book and that it was […]

Sharing My Life Story Changed My Entire Life

Okay, I can admit it. I cried. If you’re a parent, do you remember the first time you held your child? You’d waited months for that moment to see and hold that “thing” that had just been an idea or how it would actually look and feel was unknown. If you’re not a parent, you […]

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When Silence Doesn’t Make Sense

When I was asked to issue an official statement on the racial injustices many African Americans are currently facing and have for too long, I was ready. I didn’t know what I would say and could barely verbalize how hurt and even afraid I felt, but I had to say something. ​ In the past […]