I am working on the development of a Child/Youth Self-Empowerment Workshop. It will be part of the Goal-Setting Workshop Series. There is ample research on impact of low self worth amongst children and youth and how it can follow them into adulthood. The causes, sources and road to low self worth can be varied – trauma, abuse, parenting, loss of culture, poverty, etc. The results can range from being under-employed to becoming a victim in society.
But, the good news is- it can be turned around – mentors, programs, support, and education – both formal and informal. But a workshop is only one experience – how can it spark a thought, emotion or hope that will create an opportunity to move to self-empowerment and a journey that will focus on goals, progress, and the power to define and oneself? That will be part of the plan that is mapped out in this workshop.
Potential will lie dormant without a spark to have it mobilized. I have seen such potential in the youth I have worked with over the years. It may take the workshop instilling something more powerful than anything that has contributed to the low self-worth. I think its possible.
I love photos and so I will add my new tree that seems to be coming to life despite its lack of leaves right now.
Holistic education often in focuses on academic, social, emotion, physical, cultural and spiritual activities, outcomes, teachings and experiences. The inclusion of economic, financial,and/or entrepreneurship provides an opportunity for students to gain skills and knowledge that are vital to survival and success. The opportunity to learn using a project-based approach can provide an experience that solidifies learning and confidence in decision making and innovation. This information is often taught at home to students by parents who understand the value of this knowledge and skills. Having more emphasis in formal education may lead to an increase in success amongst future generations and eliminate the incidence of poverty amongst those who may not have had access to this knowledge about the way the world works in terms of money.
By Nancy Macleod
Working near the table to set new goals for the Steeper Climb for 2017:
Starting with more questions than answers:
- What did I learn in 2016?
- How can I add more value to the service I offer?
- How can I employ youth in a meaningful way?
- How can I provide services in other regions?
- What additional services can I offer?
- What will determine success?
- How can I increase the impact in terms of supporting youth?
Now answering the questions that will formulate the goals.
The Steeper Climb has created a new goal setting workshop that includes teaching resourcefulness as part of a strategy. Resourcefulness can be taught as a skill and as a mindset. Youth can process, interpret and give meaning to this information within the framework of their respective cultures-and then build upon it. Goals can be individualized or created by a group. The workshop shares tools to support the promotion of self-directed learning so that progress continues beyond the workshop. The use of resourcefulness in goal-setting can build skills and beliefs that support resilience in youth. By Nancy MacLeod
- Provides an opportunity for self-reflection and awareness of both empowering and self-limiting beliefs
- Provides an opportunity to identify personal strengths, skills, and resources
- Provides an opportunity to identify goals and make a plan that is exciting and challenging.
- It empowers youth and promotes self-directed learning
- It promotes individual responsibility for progress – How bad do you want it?
- It provides information on how to reframe negative experiences and use them for strength
- It focuses on the present and the future.
By: The Steeper Climb Community Development Services
Make your lists. You will always achieve the things you have in the “have to” list. You will not usually accomplish anything in the “I should” list. Learn more about how to move your “I should”items to your “I have to”list. The Steeper Climb Self-Reflection and Goal-Setting Workshop facilitates the process. Contact us for more information:9022175544.
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There is funding to be found; it takes time and effort but it is attainable. Most organizations can benefit from having a designated person searching for calls for proposals and writing proposals. Hiring a consultant can work in the interim but a staff person dedicated to building capacity through proposal writing is a stronger approach. Another thing to remember is the importance of building a coordinator or manager position into all project proposals. This builds community/organization capacity and ensures there is a designated person responsible for the project.
The Steeper Climb Self-Reflection Goal-Setting Workshop
Deal – Book before October 30, 2015
$99 per participant (Minimum of 10 participants)= $ 990
$99 per participant (Maximum of 20 participants)=$ 1980
Top Value – (Group Rate, 20 participants) = $1499
Regular Fall 2015 Prices
$149 per participant (Minimum of 10 participants) =$ 1490
$149 per participant (Maximum of 20 participants)= $ 2980
Top Value (Group Rate, 20 participants) =$ 2750
Who is it for? Your staff, students, adult learners, anyone who wants to progress!!!
The chickadee must believe he is safe.
There are many models for working with youth in general and many models for working with youth at risk or youth who have experienced trauma. But, when you compare models you will find that a key factor in determining success in your program is the trust that is developed between the youth and the service provider. Youth at risk are focusing on survival and they have developed a keen sense of awareness in terms of whom may be safe to trust. Authenticity and honestly will help develop a relationship of trust. A program or project plan must include hiring the best resource persons or staff; and the best means honest, authentic, and reliable. it is best to begin with a set up for success!!!