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THE SWEET PROGRAM

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A presentation created by nina AGNELLO and deborah CANIAC while Americorps volunteers. This ispresently being used by the Erie School District in Erie, PA for their middle schoolers.
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  • 1. S tudents W illing to E nthusiastically E ducate T hemselves AmeriCorps - Team Wilson
  • 2. <ul><li>“ AmeriCorps Team Wilson is dedicated to supporting a commitment to community action; creating lifelong student-learners; and cultivating proud contributing citizens of the United States of America, by encouraging the students to accept the challenge of personal responsibility.” </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 3. Five integrated or stand-alone modules, with the intent to offer the student a new way of thinking, believing in themselves and most importantly, accepting responsibility for their choices. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 4. Module 1: Willingness Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Module 3: Foundational Skills Module 4: Mission Statements Module 5: Career/Future-Planning Module 2: Choice
  • 5. <ul><li>module 1: willingness </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves willing [wil-ing]–adjective 1. willing to go along. 2. cheerfully consenting or ready…with cheerful readiness.
  • 6. <ul><li>… Anything! </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Willingness
  • 7. <ul><li>These questions can only be answered by you… </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Willingness
  • 8. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Willingness
  • 9. <ul><li>Consider what would prevent you from reaching your goals! </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Willingness
  • 10. <ul><li>module 2: choice </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves choice     [chois] noun, adjective, – noun 1. an act or instance of choosing; selection. 2. the right, power, or opportunity to choose; options
  • 11. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Choice YOU YOU make the decisions in YOUR life! <ul><li>You can be pointed in the </li></ul><ul><li>right direction, but you must choose to take the first step. </li></ul>
  • 12. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Choice
  • 13. <ul><li>Perfect attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Daily studying </li></ul><ul><li>Asking for help </li></ul><ul><li>Producing work you’re proud of </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves <ul><li>Fighting </li></ul><ul><li>Detention </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol & drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Sex too soon </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying </li></ul>Choice
  • 14. <ul><li>module 3: foundational skills </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves foundation [foun-dey-shuh n] –noun 1. the basis or groundwork of anything. 2. the natural or prepared ground or base on which some structure rests.
  • 15. <ul><li>loyalty </li></ul>Foundational Skills Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves respect of diversity trustworthiness dependability sense of humor self-control positive attitude problem-solving friendliness accountability ethical behavior
  • 16. <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing, Listening and Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Active Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Critical & Analytic Thinking </li></ul>Foundational Skills Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 17. Personal Qualities Checklist & Learning Style Quiz Foundational Skills Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 18. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Foundational Skills  What are yours? computer geek? avid reader? honest? thoughtful?
  • 19. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Foundational Skills Personal Qualities & Academic Strengths can be acquired with effort and patience... … and once you have them, you own them, and no one can take this knowledge away from you!
  • 20. Build Your Own Competency Model (tiers 1 & 2) Foundational Skills Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 21. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves module 4: mission statements mission statement n Definition : a summary describing the aims, values, and overall plan of an organization or individual Mission Statements
  • 22. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Mission Statements
  • 23. Mission Statement Match-Up Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Mission Statements
  • 24. Examples: <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Nike </li></ul><ul><li>NFL </li></ul><ul><li>Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart </li></ul><ul><li>Disney </li></ul><ul><li>President John F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Erie City School District </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Mission Statements
  • 25. <ul><li>Step 1 : Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 : Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3 : Refine </li></ul>Mission Statements Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 26. Mission Statements What would you like your life to look like? Step 1: Brainstorm Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves Graduating from high school! Going to college? Owning a house of your own? Maybe travel? ???????????????????
  • 27. <ul><li>Step 2: Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>What is important for you to accomplish? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you able to do? What are you not able to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What obstacles do you anticipate? </li></ul>Mission Statements Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 28. <ul><li>Step 3: Refine </li></ul><ul><li>Think about wording, details and if your goals (and the steps to achieving them) are apparent in your statement. </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure? Ask for help! </li></ul>Mission Statements Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 29. <ul><li>I, Clive Davis, have this goal of being the first in my family to graduate from college. By planning, identifying and using my skills and abilities, I commit to attending middle school and arriving on time. In order to realize my dreams, I will do my homework and ask for help when it becomes difficult, because I can achieve this goal! I will be proud to contribute to my family, school and community. </li></ul>Mission Statements Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 30. Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves module 5: career & life plans The Future [fyoo-cher] noun Definition : the time to come
  • 31. <ul><li>Portfolio includes… </li></ul><ul><li>List of personal foundational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Career assessment results </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized plan of study </li></ul><ul><li>High school application materials </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
  • 32. <ul><li>Encourage volunteerism in young people & adults </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate school activities, i.e. school-wide September 11 memorial ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor academics </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor social/behavioral skills </li></ul><ul><li>The SWEET Program </li></ul>Students Willing To Enthusiastically Educate Themselves
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