Building Confidence and Curiosity Through Play and Self-Discovery is an innovative 11-week social-emotional learning (SEL) and leadership development program for elementary school teachers and their students. The program teaches students the fundamental competencies of SEL while instilling several character-building leadership skills necessary to thrive in today’s world.
Building Confidence and Curiosity Through Play and Self-Discovery is an innovative 11-week program designed to help young people approach their future with confidence. The course features an easy-to-follow instructor’s manual, student workbook, and 11 easy-to-prepare lessons designed to be completed in one hour each over the course of 11 weeks. The program teaches students the fundamental concepts of social-emotional learning and expands upon these principles to include character-building activities, goal setting, and personal growth. Students will benefit from the hands-on learning approach that helps them chart a path for their future.
Ninth-graders from the Regional High School excelled at awareness of personal strengths, ability to articulate a personal belief system and core values, goal-setting, development of self-confidence, social skills, and identification of life passions.
ECY’s curriculum allows for leadership training during a time that this is difficult and more needed than ever. The curriculum also took them from an isolated world and allowed them to build social connection and have real talk about challenges.
Empowering Confident Youth will benefit many students because adolescents and even adults do not know how to go about finding their passion. Nor do they know how to tackle the fears that hold them back from leading a full life. The earlier they get those lessons the earlier they can begin to be more fulfilled.
Other programs pride themselves on producing ‘good’ students; ECY is asking students to create their own goals, measures of success, and think for themselves. Not only do I believe this will create successful adults in the long run, it will help students uncover who they are and lead them to a goal that was not discussed when I attended middle and high school: authentic happiness.
I am a public-school teacher of 15 years and mother to a 23-year old “Zoomer.” Empowering Confident Youth offers a refreshing new perspective. Generation Z needs to be equipped with an understanding of themselves and able to translate that into productive action. This program helps them begin that journey sooner rather than later.