Maine 2018 Student Empowerment Training
 
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Empowerment Training for young people to create positive change in their schools and communities.

Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta, Maine

Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Free of Charge

inspirED is a nationwide movement of high school teams dedicated to empowering student leadership and improving school climate. This one day event will give your team (1-2 adult allies and 4-5 students) the tools and strategies to begin a program at your school or community agency. Students 13 and older are invited to participate.

inspirED’s mission is to give young people the skills, resources and support they need to build healthy, safe and engaged schools and communities. This year we will work through the inspirED Process of Assessing our school climate, Brainstorming ideas, Committing to a plan, and Debriefing our results.

Why start an inspirED team? Students on inspirED teams take an active role in promoting a positive school climate, collaborating to solve problems, and developing themselves as leaders.

The inspirED Process is data-driven, based on research conducted at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Teachers and administrators who support inspirED demonstrate a commitment to emotional well-being in schools.

inspirED team members join a national movement and get connected to conversations, events, and special opportunities.

What if just one or a few students want to do inspirED? How many people do we need? Your inspirED team can be as large or small as you'd like! As long as there are 4 students and educator advocate, you have an inspirED team. Your team can start small and grow!

What do inspirED team members do? inspirED team members work to improve school climate through project-based initiatives. They follow the four-step inspirED Process: Assess school climate, Brainstorm ideas, Commit to a plan, and Debrief results. Some inspirED teams complete multiple small projects, while others focus their energy on one larger project. Whichever approach your team takes, students develop organization, communication, and leadership skills as they plan and problem-solve their way to improving their school.

Is inspirED free? Yes! It is completely free to register as an official inspirED team. All resources and content available on the http://inspirED.fb.com site for assessing school climate are also available for free. During the Commit phase, teams may find that they need funding, but don’t worry - we have plenty of Fundraising Ideas to help!


 


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