Character Education Matching Grant Pre-Approved Providers
FY2018-2020 Pre-Approved Providers
Achieve It 360
Program Description Level Up for Students is a 32 week teacher facilitated, classroom based character education and social emotional learning program for elementary, middle school and high school students designed to reduce school failure and dropout rate by enhancing school achievement, discipline, motivation and results. Our ready-made curriculum is simple and easy to use, providing strategies for students to build their future in an ever-changing world. With a student driven framework (online lessons and student workbooks) student motivation, innovation and success is encouraged. The program promotes interpersonal and intrapersonal values, while providing the students with learning strategies that assist students to create new and effective habits and study skills that bolster their self-esteem as they see improvements with their academics, personal and social development.
Level Up Professional Development Training for Teachers examines the most current neuroscience findings, along with cognitive psychology and Growth Mindset to provide practical applications for educators to reduce stress in the classroom, stimulate motivation and desire, increase optimism and performance, while building optimism and resilience to stress. This three module training teaches educators how stress affects the brain, offering over 30 social emotional learning strategies to reduce stress and optimize learning, and creates the background for educators to launch Level Up with their students in the classroom.
Be Kind People Project
CASA Center For Positive Social Change
Program Description KOI Education offers professional development packages based on the Blueprint from the National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Offerings include our PBIS Training Academy, as well as a variety of workshop topics ranging from bullying prevention to classroom management to using data to close the achievement and discipline gap for minority students. Methods for improving school climate, character, and behavior are evidence-based, and our partner schools realize long-term, measurable effects and outcomes. Our organization provides educators, administrators and other education professionals with training, coaching, and technical assistance to enable schools to create sustainable positive teaching and learning environments for all staff and students.
Release the Fear
Program Description Release the Fear (RTF) Character Education workshop – BRIDGING POSSIBILITES (BP)
Release the Fear is inspiring and empowering disadvantaged, disengaged, and at risk youth by engaging them in the interactive creative process of our evidence-based Character Education Curriculum. Giving them the tools necessary to make better life choices for success, utilizing the Six Pillars – Respect, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring, Responsibility, and Fairness. We truly believe every student succeeds.
Workshops are created for ages 12-17 in Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools. Each 3-day, (2-hours each day) workshops accommodates 15-25 youth.
- Evidence-based curriculum uses the creative processes of art, music, and communication.
- Trained facilitators teach, through whole brain thinking and inquiry-based learning, character education which helps combat peer pressure, bullying, anger, and violence of any kind.
- Programs awaken a creative consciousness and expose the unlimited potential of critical thinking and problem solving to help participants develop better cognitive behavioral skills, preparing them for life’s challenges.
Quantitative Evidence: The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) followed a three-year longitudinal study on 928 ADJC juveniles who attended one of more RTF “Inside Out Bridging Possibilities” programs between 2012 and 2015. The results demonstrate the RTF program is helping to reduce recidivism from 43 percent (the ADJC recidivism average) to 32 percent.
A separate report by the Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Office released a 2010 report demonstrating the value of Release the Fear’s “Inside-Out Bridging Possibilities” workshops on 357 individuals in their juvenile population. The findings show the incarcerated youth who participated in one RTF workshop, that recidivism figure dropped from 30 to 23 percent. For those who were able to benefit from multiple workshops, it dropped to 16 percent – nearly half of their 30 percent average. These studies provide evidence of how our Character Education program is giving youth the tools to make better life choices.
The Flippen Group: Capturing Kids’ Hearts
Our approach to character education and social emotional learning focuses on creating a high performing culture and climate, defined as the collective behaviors of the individuals within an organization. When we align behaviors to organizational outcomes, goals can be achieved. Our processes help educators model the key social emotional learning competencies to create the foundation for maintaining high-quality social relationships and shaping students’ emotional intelligence. We offer a comprehensive and sequenced approach that develops systemic competence, teacher and student efficacy and increased academic achievement. We equip, empower, and coach school personnel to systemically implement our research proven strategies for one purpose – every student’s success.
The Leader in Me
Program Description The Leader In Me is a school-wide process that develops staff and students as leaders and thereby transforms the culture and performance of the school. The Leader In Me schools seamlessly integrate leadership development into daily curriculum, activities, and systems and create a culture where every student is encouraged to set and achieve meaningful goals, be a positive influence on others, and use his or her individual gifts to better the world. The engagement is a three year process and FranklinCovey provides professional development, staff and student resources, community networking opportunities, and ongoing coaching to ensure quality implementation. Schools are certified in the content, so that the model can be sustained for years to come.