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What do we receive when we purchase the ECY program?
The EMPOWERING CONFIDENT YOUTH programs are laid out in an easy-to-follow 11-week syllabus. Your purchase of the elementary school, middle school, or high school program consists of the curriculum (downloadable e-content with fun activities and more), an instructor manual, and a student workbook. You will also have access to an in-service training or video chat to prepare you to conduct the EMPOWERING CONFIDENT YOUTH workshop.
Which product bundle is right for us?
That depends entirely on your needs. We are considering options for downloadable e-content, printed materials, single-teacher licensing, school-wide licensing, yearly licensing, “lifetime” licensing, and community organization licensing. We will nail down the details after our pilot programs. In the near future we plan to have a bundle that includes a kit with all of the workshop materials needed to run the EMPOWERING CONFIDENT YOUTH workshops already prepped for you.
How are we allowed to use (or not use) the ECY program?
Your purchase entitles you to use this product in accordance with the terms noted. Do NOT copy or distribute this material to unlicensed classrooms, include this material in any other printed product, or resell this material for any reason.
What are the instructor requirements for the course?
The EMPOWERING CONFIDENT YOUTH program is designed to be conducted by an adult who has a positive role in the lives of children and young adults. Classroom teachers, administrators, parents, coaches, after-school personnel, summer program volunteers or employees, and group home counselors can all be effective workshop instructors.
This course does rely on guidance and spirited interaction with students. It is recommended that instructors be comfortable with public speaking, presenting themselves with calm authority to a group of young people, and have the ability to connect respectfully with whoever is in the class.
How long are the classes and how often do we convene?
The EMPOWERING CONFIDENT YOUTH classes are designed to be taught for one hour, once a week, for 11 weeks. However, this flexible model can be adapted to longer or shorter class times or academic cycles. Contact us for help customizing the program to your needs.
How flexible or scripted is the course?
The power of this workshop-based program is in its flexibility. You are provided with a complete syllabus and program materials, which we recommend teaching with fidelity the first time. The course topics are designed to be taught in a specific order because the experiences build on each other week by week. However, as the instructor, you have the flexibility to be responsive to your class. Include your own life experiences, your knowledge of your students’ personalities, and your community circumstances as seems appropriate.
Another thing to keep in mind is that this is a program based on students finding their own interests, passions, and purpose in life. Any time students are enjoying an activity, are deeply engaged in a discussion, or are wrapped up in a project–go with it! There is no predetermined need to stay on a strict schedule at the cost of powerful student experiences. You can adjust, as needed, moving forward.