We are SUPER excited to announce our newest program, targeted towards Youth! Our Youth Leadership Program is designed for participants ages 12 – 18. We will be running bi-weekly sessions from January until June on Saturday evenings.
We’ve already had a lot of positive feedback about the program, and it hasn’t even started yet! We’ve also been receiving a lot of questions. I’m going to do my best to answer them now.
What exactly is the Youth Leadership Program?
We’ve had a lot of youth come in and out of our doors over these past 10 years being in business. We have heard the struggles parents have with keeping them motivated, developing their confidence, their social skills, their eating habits, getting them to help with things around the house. One big thing parents want/need is another voice. Someone else to really drill home all of the messages they want their kids to hear, but they aren’t really hearing because parents talk so much! White noise! This is where we come in.
We also had this idea when we looked around the city for weekend social activities for teens. What are your kids doing on a Saturday evening? Hanging out with friends? Yes of course, but what are they actually doing? When I asked parents this, they say video games, watching movies, or worse, getting into trouble.
Our program is offering a place for your teens to be social, be active, get to try new things, and develop their leadership skills which will help them when they go away to school, live on their own and enter the job market.
What will we actually be doing?
Our curriculum is well balanced between learning and fun. Between developing skills and enjoying the moment. Here are some examples of topics and activities that we will be covering:
- Public Speaking
- Conflict Resolution
- Goal Setting
- Stress Management
- Grocery shopping, food label reading and cooking class
- Yoga and Meditation Class
- Music Night
Who is this program for?
Our program is designed for pre-teens and teens ages 12 – 18. We are providing a social outlet. If that is a bit intimidating for your child, signing up with a friend is a great way to help break the ice.
Our intentions for this program is to provide activities for our city’s youth on a Saturday evening. The same old movie and video games are getting tired. Let us inspire them. Let us motivate them. Let us just hang out with them!
We are only accepting 12 participants in our first program and spots are filling up fast.
Feel free to email me directly if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Academy 705-222-7655 to book your spot in our unique group.
Looking forward to working with your children,
Jenn and Steve.