Academics + ProgrammingBehaviorRelationshipsPersonal Growth

Academics & Programming

Teaching Techniques & Brain-Based Learning

Explore the various stages of adolescent development and how understanding these stages helps in dealing with inappropriate student behavior. Learn specific intervention strategies that focus on building positive rapport and help students learn to manage their own
behavior.

Special Needs & Inclusion of Diverse Needs & Abilities

Learn intervention strategies for working with students with Special Needs. Learn how to select and adapt activities so everyone can participate as fully as possible. Learn the educational principles that enhance learning for a variety of disabilities. Gain an awareness of the challenge faced by these unique students and how you can accommodate for their needs.

Intervention Strategies/Parenting Skills

Receive an overview of the major concepts regarding the stages of child/adolescent development; physical, social, cognitive, and moral and how they relate to effective parenting skills. Learn and discuss intervention strategies that achieve the most positive results in managing inappropriate behavior and fostering success. Interact in various activities that model how to communicate with children/adolescents effectively and build strong, positive relationships.

Adolescent Development &
Making Healthy Choices

Learn various stages and theories of adolescent development and the characteristics of each. Understand the decision making process and how to effectively teach adolescents the importance of making healthy choices. Learn specific intervention
strategies as they relate to the different stages of adolescence and gain an understanding of these
“hormonally challenged” individuals.


Culture & Diversity

Gain an understanding of constitutes a culture. Learn how to establish a climate and use activities that encourage interaction and understanding across cultures. Learn how various influences, i.e.: socio-economic challenges, biases, prejudice, etc. can be addressed and understood in a safe and caring environment.

Academic Skills & Student Motivation

Learn the essential techniques that build academic skills and enhance student motivation. Learn how to select and adapt activities that foster academic success, regardless of ability. Learn the educational principles that are found play and how they enhance learning.

Small & Large Group Recreation
Fitness & Enrichment Activities

Learn how to select and adapt activities that encourage fitness and healthy/nutritional choices and allow for everyone to participate. Increase student engagement regardless of ability. Help students identify and develop their talents and abilities.

After School Program Design & Implementation

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced strategies and techniques for after school programs, from conception to implementation and beyond. Technical assistance in programming, staff development, funding and evaluation/compliance.

Behavior

Classroom/Behavior Management

Learn how to teach using effective strategies in motivation, content structure, and active learning principles.  Learn how the biological differences in the way the brain functions can help in understanding the diversity that is human.  Understand how brain maturation relates to behavior and learning.  Learn how gender plays a role in brain preference.  Find out how to recognize innate giftedness in yourself and others.

Special Needs and Inclusion of Diverse Abilities

Learn intervention strategies for working with students with Special Needs. Learn how to select and adapt activities so everyone can participate as fully as possible. Learn the educational principles that enhance learning for a variety of disabilities. Gain an awareness of the challenge faced by these unique students and how you can accommodate for their needs.

Intervention Strategies/Parenting Skills

Receive an overview of the major concepts regarding the stages of child/adolescent development; physical, social, cognitive, and moral and how they relate to effective parenting skills. Learn and discuss intervention strategies that achieve the most positive results in managing inappropriate behavior and fostering success. Interact in various activities that model how to communicate with children/adolescents effectively and build strong, positive relationships.

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation

Experience high energy activities that build teams, solve problems, and resolve conflicts. Learn to develop these skills in yourself and others.

After School Program Design & Implementation

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced strategies and techniques for after school programs, from conception to implementation and beyond. Technical assistance in programming, staff development, funding and evaluation/compliance.

Relationships

Mentor Training and Service Learning

It has been said that, no significant learning happens apart from a significant relationship. Learn how to build the kind of relationships with others that foster trust, overcome barriers, and inspire success. Learn how to build positive rapport with youth and develop lasting relationships that motivate, set goals, encourage healthy decision-making, and support success. Learn how to create projects that give genuine experience in real life situations and provide the life changing opportunities to give back to the community.

Anti-Violence - Bullying and Anger Management

Understand the nature of bullying and learn techniques to address and intervene for this behavior. Learn how identify the causes and emotions behind angry outbursts and techniques for managing them. Learn strategies for making lasting changes in how to manage emotions in difficult situations and foster more positive results.

Leadership/ Teambuilding

Develop an understanding of the various leadership styles. Discover personality traits that help or hinder leadership. Identify strengths in leadership skills and learn to accommodate for weaknesses. Apply various methods to help resolve conflicts with- staff, patrons, students, etc. Practice and develop effective communication skills. Learn various methods to help build teams that work effectively. Learn how to hold staff accountable for quality job performance. Learn how to train using effective strategies in motivation, content structure, and active learning principles. Build cohesiveness and consistency in program quality, leadership, and staff expectations across the various sites.

Culture and diversity

Gain an understanding of constitutes a culture. Learn how to establish a climate and use activities that encourage interaction and understanding across cultures. Learn how various influences, i.e.: socio-economic challenges, biases, prejudice, etc. can be addressed and understood in a safe and caring environment.

Communication Skills/Customer Service

Practice basic communication skills. Gain an understanding of the importance of customer service and how to enhance employee skills in this area.

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation

Experience high energy activities that build teams, solve problems, and resolve conflicts. Learn to develop these skills in yourself and others.

Community/Collaborative Building

Finding and connecting with community organizations, both profit and non-profit, ensures success in any program. Strategies for identifying, securing support, and fostering longevity in community and collaborative connections.

Personal Growth

Leadership/ Teambuilding

Develop an understanding of the various leadership styles. Discover personality traits that help or hinder leadership. Identify strengths in leadership skills and learn to accommodate for weaknesses. Apply various methods to help resolve conflicts with- staff, patrons, students, etc. Practice and develop effective communication skills. Learn various methods to help build teams that work effectively. Learn how to hold staff accountable for quality job performance. Learn how to train using effective strategies in motivation, content structure, and active learning principles. Build cohesiveness and consistency in program quality, leadership, and staff expectations across the various sites.

Culture and diversity

Gain an understanding of constitutes a culture. Learn how to establish a climate and use activities that encourage interaction and understanding across cultures. Learn how various influences, i.e.: socio-economic challenges, biases, prejudice, etc. can be addressed and understood in a safe and caring environment.

Communication Skills/Customer Service

Practice basic communication skills. Gain an understanding of the importance of customer service and how to enhance employee skills in this area.

Academic Skills and Student Motivation

Learn the essential techniques that build academic skills and enhance student motivation. Learn how to select and adapt activities that foster academic success, regardless of ability. Learn the educational principles that are found play and how they enhance learning.

Inspiration, Motivation & Empowerment

You have the power to change the world and help others do the same. It is easier than you think. One person can make a difference…in fact; it is the only thing that ever has. Learn how to tap the potential inside yourself and how to find the motivation to make dreams become realities.

Time and Stress Management

Overview of techniques and strategies for managing time and stress, both at work and in daily life. Understanding of the positive and negative stress cycles and the resulting restructuring of the brain.