Put Economic in Holistic Ed

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


A Time and Space to Think-Cape Breton December 15, 2016


Working near the table to set new goals for the Steeper Climb for 2017:

Starting with more questions than answers:

  1. What did I learn in 2016?
  2. How can I add more value to the service I offer?
  3. How can I employ youth in a meaningful way?
  4. How can I provide services in other regions?
  5. What additional services can I offer?
  6. What will determine success?
  7. How can I increase the impact in terms of supporting youth?

Now answering the questions that will formulate the goals.


How can goal-setting help youth at risk?

  1. Provides an opportunity for self-reflection and awareness of both empowering and self-limiting beliefs
  2. Provides an opportunity to identify personal strengths, skills, and resources
  3. Provides an opportunity to identify goals and make a plan that is exciting and challenging.
  4. It empowers youth and promotes self-directed learning
  5. It promotes individual responsibility for progress – How bad do you want it?
  6. It provides information on how to reframe negative experiences and use them for strength
  7. It focuses on the present and the future.

By: The Steeper Climb Community Development Services





The Steeper Climb Workshop Deal for October 2015

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!!!

Trust most important to Youth at Risk


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!!!