Our social skills group are built on two concepts: The first is to engage the children in the skills appropriate for their developmental stage in either a classroom setting or the natural environment. The second objective is to develop skills that our young adults will carry with them into their chosen careers. Our young adults will continue to mentor the elementary level children for up to 6 years hopefully developing lifelong friendship within their group and with the younger children they will be mentoring
A group entailing 4-6 teenagers (middle-high school: Grade 10-12) with programs that emphasize hygiene, life and career goals, middle-high school expectations, anxiety regulation, de-escalation, and confidence building skills. The most significant portion of the program is mentorship, leadership, project creation including brainstorming ideas, planning, communication, teamwork, troubleshooting, executing and delivering.
A group entailing 4-6 teenagers (middle-high school: grade 7-9) will begin to assist in the development and presentation of the social groups. The idea is that our young adults will transition from engaging in the social group to mentoring a younger version of themselves at the elementary level. Our teenagers will use the skills they have learned to lead the younger children in their groups. Our goal is to establish our teenagers as mentors to younger children, which provides an opportunity to exhibit these significant life skills necessary to succeed in chosen careers as well as provide the opportunity for lifelong friendships.
Establishing a group for 10- 12 age children (grade 4-6) with programs that emphasize initiating and maintaining friendships, cyber-bullying, social media, anxiety regulation, peer pressure, identification, student strengths and passions, exploring all available options, and beginning the conversation around hygiene and puberty.
A group entailing 4-6 elementary aged children (ages 5-9: grade K-3)) with programs that emphasize sharing, problem identification, flexibility, zones of Regulation, de-escalation, frustration management, cooperative play skills, and components of conversation. This group although educational will emphasize FUN. All lessons are taught in either a small classroom setting or the natural environment in the form of games and activity. Many groups will be held in parks, arcades, movies, and other community places.