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Youth Wellness Program

01 September, 2019

​KAUST Health is providing a fun and interactive, 8-session program targeting youth between 11-14 years-old. The program will teach skills for long-term resilience and aims to foster improvements in group members' ability to cope with challenging situations.


About the Course 

This program is open to KAUST residents between 11-14 years of age. 

 By the end of this 8 weeks program, Youth should be able to:

  • Better cope with social challenges at school 
  • Manage difficult emotions 
  • Improve communication skills
  • Understand bullying and learn anti-bullying strategies
  • Cope with whatever issues the particular group of children raises
  • Increase resilience, self-confidence, and assertiveness
  • Access and make use of supportive resources (friends, relatives, teachers, school counselors, and support groups).

    Timing and venue
    All Youth Wellness Program sessions will occur between September 18 and November 13, 2019 – from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.The sessions will take place in the Island Recreation Center Meeting Room
    Parents are required to attend two of the sessions. These will be held during the third and fourth week of November, during the regular session time. The first week of November session will be dedicated for parents only and the third week of November session will be for parents and children together. 


Session 1: Sep, 18th

Session 2: Sep, 25th

Session 3: Oct, 2nd

Session 4: Oct, 9th

Session 5: Oct, 16th

Session 6: Oct, 23rd (Parent Session)

Oct, 30th mid-semester break

Session 7: Nov, 6th (Parent Session)

Session 8: Nov, 13th


Please note that there are no sessions during the last week of October due to the University break. We request that your child commits to missing no sessions during the 2-month program to ensure that your child gets as much out of the program as possible.


As a service to the community, the majority of the program costs are subsidized by KAUST Health. Participants will be charged the heavily discounted price of 500 SAR per participant for the 8-week program.


Apply to the Youth Wellness Program

All applicants will be contacted on September 15 to confirm if your program application has been accepted.


>> Youth Wellness Program Application Form 

Update Sept 03, 2019: Thanks to everyone who applied to participate in the Youth Wellness Program. Registration is now full. We plan to run the program again, so those who did not get an opportunity to participate this time can apply during the next Youth Wellness Program.

 If you have any questions about the program or application, please contact