SOAR-YEP at Braddock Youth Project

It’s Finally Here!

I am elated to announce the SOAR Youth Empowerment Program (SOAR-YEP) is kicking off with the Your True Strength Workshop inn Braddock. This specialized workshop takes teens on a quest to discover their true strengths. The workshop emphasizes specific leadership values—know yourself, positive self-image, daily growth and development, connecting to tohers, and adding value to others.

Many thanks to two community-based organizations for making it happen—Mr. Tacumba Turner, program coordinator for the Braddock Youth Project, and William Phifer, program coordinator for Greater Valley Community Services. The Your True Strength Workshop will be delivered to summer participants in the Braddock Youth Project and the summer interns at Greater Valley Community Services.

From Surviving to Thriving: Summer 2018

 

The SOAR Coaching Academy recently participated in two half-day workshops focused on youth, where parents, educators and mentors came together to learn holistic skills for the healthy development of our young people–in mind, body, and spirit.


SOAR Workshop — Positive Self-Image: Are You Up to PAR?

As one of the workshop leaders, I guided the audience in a discussion of the importance of positive self-image in youth. Specifically, we will examine self-image through the lens of bullying thoughts, actions and behaviors and how it all links to personal accountability and responsibility (PAR). We discussed the need for leadership, influence and connection in bullying intervention and prevention.

Did you know?
1) 70% of teens do not have a positive self-image
2) Peers play varying roles in the bully experience
3) Bullying is your business

PAR: Personal Accountability and Responsibility
Bullying is Everybody’s Business
Leadership | Influence | Connection

Take Action Today
User Guides are available to broaden the understanding of various roles such as community leaders, faith leaders, educators, administrators, parents. etc. Guides are available for 11 different audiences

Sample Guide – Understanding the Roles of School Administrators in Community-Wide Bullying Prevention Efforts


This Road Map helped to guide our discussion.

 


Do you know about the KnowBullying Prevention App?
Read about it…learn how you can help.

OMA Pittsburgh Special Event


It is such an honor and a blessing to be a part of this series of events leading up to a Trauma Symposium in the fall of 2019.

“From Surviving to Thriving” is a half-day workshop focused on youth, where parents, educators, counselors, health practitioners and more can join in collaborative learning sessions for supporting the healthy development of our young people.


RSVP:
Space is limited. Kindly register in advance no later than Wednesday, August 1st.

Venue:
Winchester Thurston Upper School Building
455 Morewood Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213

455 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


SOAR Workshop — Positive Self-Image: Are You Up to PAR?

As one of the workshop leaders, I will guide the audience in a discussion of the importance of positive self-image in youth. Specifically, we will examine positive self-image through the lens of bullying behavior and personal accountability and responsibility (PAR). We will discuss the need for leadership, influence and connection in bullying intervention and prevention.

Did you know that…

  • 70% of teens do not have a positive self-image
  • Peers play varying roles in the bully experience
  • Bullying is a public heath concern

PAR: Personal Accountability and Responsibility
Bullying is Everybody’s Business
Leadership | Influence | Connection

Take Action Today: Working with Stakeholders
User Guides are available to broaden the understanding of various roles such as community leaders, faith leaders, educators, administrators, parents. etc. Guides are available for 11 different audiences

Sample Guide – Understanding the Roles of School Administrators in Community-Wide Bullying Prevention Efforts


The workshop is a part of a SOAR Coaching Academy Series focused on positive self-image and personal accountability and responsibility, examined through multiple lenses —bullying, racism and mental health.