The Empowering Confident Youth program has already been piloted in the YMCA of Massachusetts and Wachusett Regional High School, in addition to being successfully implemented in a public school in Boston. It is evident that our program has a profound impact on the lives of students, as Empowering Confident Youth continues to be in high demand by other schools throughout the country.
Our findings show that 98% of students excelled in identifying personal strengths and core values, as well as in increasing confidence, social skills, and problem-solving abilities after completing the program. Empowering Confident Youth is not only a revolutionary and innovative approach to learning, but a proven solution that spearheads the challenges the American education system faces today.
At Empowering Confident Youth, we guide students in identifying their unique strengths, passions, and values so they can lead purpose-driven, inspiring, and successful lives. We do this through four key objectives that comprise the framework of our program:
Our curriculum and web application teach students to ask themselves about their core values, strengths, and areas of improvement through thoughtful questions, group discussion, and interactive quizzes
Through powerful reflection questions, students are able to expand their self-awareness and learn to overcome obstacles and challenges while staying true to themselves
Learning about their personality type, strengths, core values, and “superpowers” enables students to gain confidence in themselves and convert their goals into actionable tasks
The modules and social-emotional learning approach encourage students to interact and share with their peers and leaders in their community, therefore allowing them to experience a sense of belonging and connectedness while learning that their actions impact others
Each module is complete with “pair-share” activities and group games for those who are completing the program virtually or at school, in addition to “mentor corners” where students hear stories and real experiences from leaders in their lives
Empowering Confident Youth encourages leadership by challenging students to come up with thoughtful and innovative solutions to problems, embody key leadership skills, such as empathy or resilience, and use critical thinking in complex situations
Our program places the health and wellbeing of students first by offering creative and adaptable techniques for students to feel their best
Empowering Confident Youth guides students in exploring mindfulness, meditation, movement, exercise, and stress management techniques, in addition to encouraging students to speak out, ask for support, and put their well-being first
The modules in the curriculum explore how to build confidence, what self-esteem is and how to increase it, and how to acknowledge, understand, and control emotions
Our app and curriculum are entirely customizable to each student’s personality, background, and aspirations; we make it our goal to bring out what makes each student unique and guiding them in seeing it as their greatest strength
Using collaboration with peers, example scenarios, and situational judgment games, the modules challenge students to “think outside of the box” and consider creative solutions to complex issues in their community, as well as showing students how to get involved
The Empowering Confident Youth program supports students in perceiving challenges and obstacles as opportunities for growth, exploration, and self-refinement