New Success Group to Help Stressed Scholars


Venice High has a new group dedicated to high performing students struggling with distance learning.

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Reporter

Venice High mental health experts have introduced a group focused on high-achieving students struggling during distance learning.

According to psychiatric social worker Maxine Amondo, the group—called the Stress Busters Success Group—will help support students who are concerned with their GPA and mental health.

Amondo, along with Pupil Personnel Services and Child Welfare and Attendance intern Kamila Mojica, are the two group facilitators.  

“Students can support each other in a way that adults can’t,” Amondo said.

The group focuses on teaching students coping skills for stress as well as helping them to develop growth mindsets and set short and long-term goals. 

“I at least want to be able to help students succeed,” Mojica added. “I was a student who constantly tried my best, and I wish I had a group like this.”

This group will first meet starting Friday, Nov. 6 from 8:00 A.M. to 8:45 A.M.. Then, the group will meet every Friday after that. For more information, contact Amondo at [email protected].