This 8-week workshop is designed to empower the youth by giving them skills and coping mechanisms that promote a balanced and fulfilled life while providing them with tools to be effective leaders in their school, community, and home environment.
By the end of this program the students will have a better understanding of who they are, goal setting, team-building, conflict resolution, effective communication, college & career readiness, & qualities of a leader.
Week 1-4: Self Development
Asking for Help & Collaboration
Designed to create an atmosphere of trust and acceptance. Ice-breaker exercises to get the kids out of their comfort zones.
Designed to help the student make an evaluation and analysis of themselves, to give them direction in finding out who they are.
Designed to help the student accept their past and current life situations.
Designed to help the student be grateful for who they are.
Using Behavior Styles students will learn the pattern of observable behaviors an individual uses in the presence of others which are stable over time.
Week 5-8: Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Designed to help the student narrow down what means the most to them.
Designed to help the students build a resume & practice interviewing.
Designed to focus on what the student is good at and supports the student in finding their natural talents.
Foundations of Leadership
Designed to provide the students with tools to being an effective leader by making out the foundation and qualities of a leader.
To help the students take what they learned about them self and apply it to choices they make in dealing with others to create an environment that promotes unity and harmony in their life. They will see how to break down Anger into root causes: Fear + Sadness, so they can rationally diffuse their anger without placing the blame on others.
Carrying the Torch
This gives the student the tools in taking what they learn and creating their own community actions.
Designed to focus in on planning for the future. What opportunities are there beyond high school? How do we begin preparing for them?
This helps students overcome the nerves that come up in an interview setting and set them up for success.
Gifted People Speak
This program is designed for adolescents who are on the high-functioning autism spectrum. This program will use Applied Behavior Analysis therapy and art to unlocking the voice of these gifted adolescents. Through this program, we create a safe atmosphere for the participants to be able to explore their communication style, whether that be through numbers, patterns, colors, music, touch, art, and sound, etc. They will also learn social cues and practice connecting with peers.
The program consists of four evaluation individual sessions once a week to identify their communication style, followed by ten group sessions to practice the learned skills with other peers.
Discrete Child Teaching
This is where we will break down tasks into smaller components and teach each component separately.
This is where we will assess their ability to connect in a social environment.
This is where we will explore the participant’s stimulus control and see what influences their behavior and response through positive reinforcement and no.
Here we will explore how the participant responds to neutrality versus no or positive reinforcement.
Participants will go through a series of activities to become aware of when they are overly stimulated.
Participants will identify their communication styles.
Participants will practice their communication style with others.
Participants will discover their emotions in a creative way.
Participants will practice “I feel” statements using their communication style.
Participants will share their life story by using their communication style whether that be through numbers, patterns, colors, music, touch, art, and sound, etc.
Our three-day retreats are available for adolescents, parents, adults, couples, administrators & companies.