"If your daughter (or son) can develop a sense of self that is deeply rooted, then she (he) will grow up to be a resilient and self-confident woman (or man)". (Dr. Leonard Sax)
The S.C.R.E.A.M curriculum for boys and girls in grades 6 and 7 empowers students to think critically, feel deeply and act wisely to build trustworthy character. Character development provides students with a "deeply rooted" sense of self that promotes personal success and creates stability during seasons of transition in school and life.
S.C.R.E.A.M. is a 12.5 hour program (5 units at 2.5 hours each) that meets provincial career and health goals. This program is exciting and energetic as key concepts are explored through a dynamic combination of team building games, role playing, media discussions with videos, small group time and self-reflective activities. Students are engaged and encouraged to use their voice to build a stronger understanding of themselves and a deeper appreciation of their classmates.
S - Strengths
Students discover their personal strengths using the Strengths Explorer© on-line analysis. Identified personal strengths become a solid foundation to build self-confidence that leads to academic and social success.
C - Character
Students explore the foundations of character (wisdom, integrity and courage) and develop the ability to connect motives to actions in order to make wise choices.
R & E - Review & Educationally Manage Media
Students will learn to discern authentic and healthy interactions with social media and on-line interactions. They will critically analyze media messages and their potential influence on attitudes and choices.
A - Authentic Alliances
Students are given the tools to create healthy relationships that promote success in shared community spaces, such as school, sports and home.
M - My Life is My Influence
Students learn that it takes courage to live with character to overcome challenges and to live a heroic life that considers others to
create lasting impact.
Testimonials - What Professionals are saying
The energy and creativity they brought to our Leadership program was outstanding. The students learned about their personal strengths and how to become leaders in very concrete terms."
John McMahon, Principal,
George Pringle Elementary School
"We felt the S.C.R.E.A.M program was extremely valuable for our students. The memories they made, the things they realized about themselves, and the tools and strategies they learned will stay with them a long time. The benefits of S.C.R.E.A.M are clearly evident when you see the confident, aware, and happy faces of our students."
Melissa Matwychuk and Christina Hoover, Teachers, Three Hills School
"The S.C.R.E.A.M team were extremely flexible and adapted their program to meet the needs of our school. They did an excellent job motivating and inspiring our students."
Lise Rogall, Teacher
"Scream is a valuable program for drug/alcohol resistance and for anti-bullying education. By building up kids' esteem and having them realize what their values and strengths are, they will be better equipped to make the right choices in life."
Carmelle Guidi-Swan, Grade 7 Teacher, Chute Lake Elementary
Testimonials - What Students are saying
Strength comes from courage, faith and achieving."
"Scream taught me that everyone is special and unique."
"From the Scream program, I have seen the shyest kids in my class gain confidence, and the last day of Scream made me feel like I wanted to cry. I really do wish that kids around the world could experience this program."
"I benefited from Scream by learning more about myself."
"Scream helped me discover my strengths."
"One way I can add value to relationships with my friends is to compliment them and help them with their homework."
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