THE BEST INVESTMENT
YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN
A CHILD’S FUTURE
TURNING DREAMS INTO ACTION
Empowering Confident Youth (ECY) programs are a series of eleven
one-hour workshops designed to be taught once a week.
We currently offer four comprehensive leadership programs:
WHY IS THE PROGRAM INNOVATIVE?
Today more than ever, educators recognize benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) initiatives. However, most available programs are difficult to implement and lack focus on “entrepreneurial spirit.” We define having an entrepreneurial spirit as living with passion and purpose, following your dreams, and refusing to accept defeat. This is something that can benefit all youth as they grow and mature.
Our Key Pillars for developing an entrepreneurial spirit provide a new perspective on SEL curricula. We have expanded on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning competencies to create a SEL program based on nine foundational pillars. These pillars form a roadmap young people everywhere can use to explore themselves, gain self-confidence, and develop their entrepreneurial spirit.
These pillars can also help our youth navigate challenges in school, develop a career plan, and step out into adulthood.
Empowering Confident Youth (ECY) was developed based on the belief that young people with a passion and enthusiasm for life will be the exceptional community members, amazing parents, and capable leaders needed to face an uncertain future.
This standalone program has been compiled into 11 one-hour workshops that can easily be taught once a week. They are designed for educators in classroom settings and community settings either in person or online.
This SEL program was designed to fill a much-needed missing piece in our educational system. Our program will not only help young people develop a healthy individual identity, but it will also help them find their purpose in life. Many students leave high school still wondering what they should do with their lives. Through our unique approach, we hope to help them discover their talents early in life and gain confidence to create and achieve any goal they set their minds to.
We aim to turn the program into a complete course offered at middle schools, high schools, and colleges everywhere. The core principles of this program, combined with practical knowledge, effective strategies, and application, will help young people develop life skills, self-confidence, ambition, and passion for a life of hard work, purpose, and service.