This resource takes students through a discovery process in small groups to look at each students' life at home (outside of school), identifies difficulties they are currently facing, how to overcome those difficulties, and helps discover their dreams while identifying things that can ruin those dreams such as substance abuse.
Through this discovery and relationship building process, we long to allow students to share about their life. We may be able to then intervene early into traumatic, abusive, or hard situations in a child's life to bring immediate help and encouragement. We also long to bring awareness and prevent future substance abuse.
For children facing less traumatic situations, teachers can still learn about a child's current difficulties and begin to encourage and come alongside of a student to help them overcome. After identifying these difficulties, we long to help each student identify how they can overcome these circumstances or get the proper help and assistance needed to overcome.
The final piece is what dreams do they have? We call this Dreamcasting. Students will identify goals and long-term dreams on how they want to change their life or the world around them. We'll also look at what can squash those dreams, such as harmful relationships, substance abuse, violence, etc. The Dreamcasting app will also help them find and discover where they are headed and what a bright future can look like!
This resource is in development phase and will be available for piloting starting January 2018 for 3rd-5th graders.
More grade levels coming soon.