We are living in an era where major efforts are being carried to bring awareness to the current state of mental health, and yet, it seems like we’re falling short on making a true change.
That’s why here in Be Iconic Entertainment, we focus on impacting the youth in a positive way through dynamic, powerful seminars that are looking to motivate, inspire, empower them, , and overall, improve their mental health.
However, we’re not here to talk about us, but about what’s happening with our youth’s mental health, what changes are being done to help them, and how we can help.
The alarming true about mental health in young kinds and teens
According to the mental health foundation, over 70% of kids and young people who have experienced or dealt with mental health problems at some point in their life, never actually reach out for help.
What’s even more concerning is that over 50% of mental health problems are already established by age 14. Meaning we are dealing with a large population of teenagers who are suffering alone and in silence.
If you’re wondering what type of mental health issues our kids are enduring, according to the World Health Organization, they’re most commonly going through depression, anxiety and suicide tendencies, something that’s extremely alarming, specially when we consider suicide is the third leading causes of death in 15-19 years old.
Yes, the situation that we’re dealing with isn’t easy, and the problems of not addressing mental health problems from a young age can be cause them to extend all through adulthood, but not everything is lost, and there are very important efforts being made to combat this.
What we’re doing to fight mental health problems
Like we said earlier on, we’re living in an era where major efforts are being made to combat the decline in our youth’s mental health, and government institutions are even taking participation in the matter.
Efforts such as L.A county approving $9.7 million in mental health resources for LAUSD students is a great step in the right direction, since these funds will help support health teams in different schools, providing kids with the help system they need.
Of course, we’re playing our part too. We believe that through empowerment you can improve your mental health, and that’s what we do. We create a safe, dynamic space dedicated to motivate kids and young people, a space thought to give them the opportunity to dream and discover their true potential, to show them there’s so much more in life that’s worth fighting for.
Efforts like these are extremely important, since they give these kids a new, fresh option that indirectly improves their mental health and slowly gives them a new perspective on life.
However, these are just small steps, and efforts like this needs to be continuous in order to be effective on the long run, and we’re completely committed to keep on offering our services to reach this goal.
THE MANY BENEFITS OF OUR EMPOWERMENT SEMINARS
Be Iconic Entertainment is currently casting youth (ages 6-16) to be a feature for our company promo campaign.
We are a youth empowerment organization, and hold youth empowerment seminars, based out of Los Angeles ( will be expanding country wide in the near future)
If chosen the talent will be asked to film a 30 second to 1 minute video on what “empowerment” means to them and how they feel their generation could benefit from being more empowered.
This video will go out in our press releases , campaigns, posted on all social media outlets and used for commercial and other promo material.
To be considered, send a 15-30 second video to firstname.lastname@example.org , stating your name, age, and “How we can make the world a better place”
Thank you and GOOD LUCK !!
As parents and guardians, it’s our job to instill values of life within today’s youth. It’s not going to be easy – especially in a day and age where technology seems to have taken over just about every aspect and element within life. Moreover, don’t settle for what the way things are around you. As parents, we must take the opportunity to make a difference for our children and teach them. If we decide to sit back and rely on other elements to instill values within our children then we have no one to blame other than ourselves.
We know its not always easy, but it's worth it.
LET US HELP !!!
Our Youth empowerment seminars are dedicated to instilling these values into our youth, so they may thrive a lead a powerful future and future generation.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !!
This Saturday, December 15th, 2018, come on down to the Holiday festival at Chatsworth Park South 10AM -12PM.
Bring the kids ,there will be a breakfast with Santa event, free play areas, along with many other woman owned businesses vendors offering awesome products and services.
LOOK for the BE ICONIC ENTERTAINMENT booth, we will be raffling away one FREE Knott's Berry farm general admission ticket.
GOOD LUCK AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE !!!!
Be Iconic Entertainment is currently looking for outgoing, opinionated, wise and confident young people to join the cast of our upcoming kids talk show.
We are currently casting youth between the ages of 8-14 for a new variety type talk show.
Hosted by an adult professional, the show will feature 5-6 selected kids discussing a variety of subjects, current events, life decisions, advice, opinions and many other situation scenarios.
Filming will take place every 2 weeks in various locations in the San Fernando Valley.
Each kid will get their own feature segment, featured on various website, press and publicity etc.
We have plans of bringing on celebrity guests and making this project into a full feature.
Casting will take place late December in Hollywood, CA
To Apply :
Submit recent photos and a brief bio to
Be Iconic Entertainment is currently seeking experienced and powerful motivational Speakers , to speak to youth groups ages 7-17. We prefer someone with a love for youth and a deep desire to make a positive impact on our future generation.
We have an upcoming Youth Empowerment Seminars Launching in Los Angeles beginning April 2019 and making their way throughout multiple major cities in the US.
We are looking for a experienced Speakers with strong captivating presence, great content, engaging topics and impactful speaking skills.
We are also currently in negotiation with LAUSD regarding holding seminars at individual school campus’s beginning September of 2019.
To be considered for this position, please submit samples of your speaking content. If you do not have any past footage you may submit a 60 second video showcasing your speaking style and content. You MUST submit one of these options to consider you for this position.
Going back to school should ordinarily be a thing of excitement for the youth, their caregivers and/or parents. But it is becoming a common thing that today’s youth are feeling more anxious and depressed about it compared to other generations. Most of today’s youth do worry about several different school-related issues ranging from the anxiety of wanting to fit in, to bullying to dealing with home life, peer pressure and academic stress among many others.
Of course, stress and anxious feelings are normal and expected in youths changing schools or going back to school, yet it should not be allowed to have a dominion. Evasion of school will merely increase and underpin their fears over the long-term, making it increasingly difficult to attend. In addition to missing school works, youth who encounter difficulty going back to school miss important opportunities for mastery and success and being recognized and praised for their special talents.
The good news, however, is that the stress and anxiety associated with going back to school can be addressed and decreased. By attending Be Iconic’s well-detailed, in depth motivational and empowerment seminars that are geared to provide impactful results, they will be ready to face the challenges confidently, head on.
These workshops will help to improve the academic prowess among youths going back to school as well as boost their overall performances. Furthermore, the workshops are handled by experts who will help you focus on boosting your confidence to ensure school-related stress and anxieties are reduced.
EMPOWER OUR YOUTH...EMPOWER OUR FUTURE
"Times change, we need to change as well"
Virtually everyone is familiar with the saying “The youth are the leaders of tomorrow”. Honestly, there is no doubt about the statement, but can youths truly be good leaders if they are not motivated or empowered?
When the youths do not have a sustainable path, the families, communities and the nation as a whole suffer. As a matter of fact, the future of a country is fundamentally attached to the success of the youth.
Whenever youth empowerment is mentioned, it is not only a task meant for the government alone. Us as a community can also motivate and empower our young people. The empowerment of today’s youth in any generation but particularly in this current one, is the only way to help today’s youths succeed in multiple ways, and its importance cannot be overemphasized.
Motivating and empowering the youths ensures the future prosperity of a nation is secured since the youth are the adults and leaders of tomorrow hence producing a following generation that they will also be responsible for leading. Society as a whole will also become a better place to live in;as a rebirth will begin to take place. Consequently, both the families and the entire nation will benefit.
Let me say “No country can survive without empowering her youths” since today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow. Youth motivation and empowerment is just like a fixed saving in a bank where nothing of any kind can affect it. All the good return on the investment cannot be devoured at once.
Youth empowerment is our task. Empowering Our Youth...Empowering The Future !!
Sign your child up for our powerful Youth Empowerment Seminars -
They will be happy you did !
It might come as no surprise that one of the main causes of stress in a young person’s life is school and/or their formal education. In fact, I’d even venture to say that the majority of parents take the above quote to heart.
From a parent’s standpoint, they can do no wrong if it means their child can come out on top as a successful, well-educated, contributing person of society. We’ve all been teenagers and know the struggle of assessing how seriously to take our education.
By all means, it is in no way true that every teenager and young adult require the same education for their desired career path. But, this has little impact on the psyche of a parent who only wants the best for their child.
As a result, we see every generation of young people resenting the K-12 education system. Even if someone excels, they experience the same pressure that radiates from the expectations of their parents. The American Psychological Association reports “teens report that their stress level during the school year far exceeds what they believe to be healthy (5.8 versus 3.9 on a 10-point scale) and tops adults’ average reported stress levels (5.8 for teens versus 5.1 for adults).”
There exists a good amount of young people in every generation that
question the necessity of their education. They receive peer pressure from others with the same doubts. Even those who embrace their education are no strangers to these pressures.
“Peer pressure is something everyone will face in school. You have to really go by what you think is the right thing to do. Turn to the friends you trust the most when you are put in a compromising situation. If your friends are making the wrong decision, then turn to your parents.”
As such, if a parent exudes a different type of pressure, one that stems from high standards, then iit can be quite the difficult situation for a young person who does not know how to handle the stress properly. Now, it is precisely that problem which Be Iconic Entertainment aims to address.
School acts as a focal point of a large amount of stress in a young person’s life. Often times there is no one to turn to without receiving a different type of pressure or form of stress. We seek to address that problem by offering a source of outside help, free from the stress of day-to- day interactions. In fact, our primary goal is to instill young people with the necessary tools that will help them appropriately deal with that stress.
Every now and then young people will experience the pangs of education and all that it entails.
When that time comes, it is our hope that the help and teachings from Be Iconic Entertainment
seminars will be there to aid them.
Trust and communication are crucial to any working personal relationship. Often times teenagers become estranged from their parents because one or both of these factors have been strained or lost. As a child becomes older, they naturally become more independent and seek privacy. This can hinder trust and communication between parents and child. Parents will always want to have some input or give some advice about their child’s life and young people are always going to need advice. In an ideal world, the dynamic would work out perfectly, but unfortunately, we don’t live in that world. So, parents ought to take the position of the distant guardian in order to remedy the situation.
"Teens are going through a very stressful time in their lives: They want to please us, but they also want to break away." - Michele Borba, educational psychologist
"Parents have a hard time making the transition from the preteen years, where it has been more helpful to be hands-on, toward increasing autonomy and stepping back," - Dan Griffin, a clinical psychologist specializing in adolescents and family therapy.
So, one of the options open to parents who want to guide their children, but also realize that they need space to grow on their own, are seminars designed to motivate, educate, and empower young people outside of the home. Be Iconic acts as a viable option for them to experience such seminars. Not only that but if young people need someone else to talk to about their problems (besides their parents), then Be Iconic can be the person/institution that will lend them a listening ear. Even if the topic being discussed is how to appropriately express yourself, Be Iconic can help paint a clearer picture. Through insightful and professional public speakers, these seminars will give young people the confidence they need to take their first steps into adulthood.
Parents often want to be the pillar that raises their child, but we all know that that can be a lot of pressure. Of course, there is a duty to raise your kids but there is an even bigger duty to do it properly. It’s always a healthy option to seek outside help when you need to and Be Iconic is here for that reason.