Discover U = After School
Target audience: 6 - 8 Grade
# of Participants: 20 – 30
Focus: Assist in the transition from Middle to High School
Duration: eight (8) weeks, two (2) hours each week
Goals: To assist participants in the transition from Middle to High School by stimulating their minds, bodies, and spirits with meaningful activities while empowering them with the tools to make better life choices.
Release the Fear’s Discover U = After School program is a leadership program which can be integrated into the school year. We provide the educational resources so that future leaders learn how to determine what they want to do with their lives and how they can achieve them.
Each segment has been designed to meet Arizona College and Career Readiness standards, with focus on self-reflection, self-confidence, ambition, respect of self and others, and believing in one's self. Potentially the most effective segments will be on self-empowerment and knowing that each individual has the power of choice. This will help them to not succumb to peer pressure, to make better grades, to deal with stress and feeling as though they don't fit in and thinking they don't matter.
Serve youth struggling to find purpose, and something productive to do after school. The program is designed to benefit youth who face bullying, obesity, live where drug use, suicide and gang involvement is prevalent, and have little or no guidance due to many of the same extreme pathological issues. All of these issues affect individuals overall retention and capacity to learn.
Empowered youth, making healthy life choices for themselves, their families, and communities, due to the education received, promoting the power of mind, body, and spirit to help them in their lives now and in the future. If we feel good about ourselves, we feel empowered to aspire to new heights. Eating right affects all aspects of our life, and for these youth, it can be a positive drive never before experienced.
Students will learn new decision making, coping, leadership and social skills, improved communication, fitness techniques and acquire healthy nutrition information and eating habits. At the end of the 8 weeks, an incredible transformation will have taken place. Students will emerge as truly phenomenal youth, capable of realizing their dreams.