This is a portal to programs and resources that involve developing positive programs for youth of today. Some have termed them Indigo, some simply 'challenging.' We seek to facilitate youth and adult interaction to create opportunities for interaction and future program development using leading child development understanding, empowerment processes, home schooling methods, alternative schools, and curriculum development.
Be The Dream is a grass roots organization that is connecting people with purpose to address empowering our youth to restore safe schools and communities. We hope to create collaborative and cooperative actions by gathering groups of laypersons and professionals, as well many youth, to create and share solutions. What is different about our approach?
A summary of our first event,
Mission: Earth Dance, may help with the answer.
Our follow up notes are
here. We are accessing many sources to facilitate a pool of
resources and solutions. Electronic resources provide many potential
contacts. Becoming involved with people and causes brings many
opportunities. Cross-networking person to person applies the synergy
of group dynamics, through face-to-face interaction, and ultimately
heart-to-heart, eye-to-eye interactions are most effective in
facilitating community action toward viable solutions for any
situation. During Teacher Certification, our group did some research
on youth development.
Face-to-face, heart-to-heart, eye-to-eye interactions are most effective in facilitating community action toward viable solutions for any situation. During Teacher Certification, our group did some research on youth development.
Horrific details have filled the news lately and threaten an already challenged educational system with seemingly insurmountable problems. ‘Mission: Earth Dance’ performed the networking function of this process, gathering solution-minded individuals, facilitating new dance partners. An interactive forum, the audience becomes a key feature in the development of an integrated plan of action. Successful programs and facilitators, i.e. Anytown, USA, StandUp for Kids, O.N.E., Teen Fathers, UNITOWN, Youth Alive, Tribes, D.A.R.E and Vision Quest are but a few of the strengths we will be accessing. Our youth are required to grow up much faster than what is truly healthy for them as they lack the necessary interpersonal skills, social understandings and work ethics that promote a successful lifestyle. Beyond the obvious, their emotional maturation process is impeded and they don’t know how to ask questions to gain understanding, or we aren’t paying attention when they do. Our answer as a solution is called Spectrum Academy.