WHO TO SELECT
Generally speaking, participating students with following: low self esteem, lack of father figure or mentor, anger or disciplinary issues, quiet and shy, overweight and willing to do something about it, single parent, bully or been bullied … should give you an idea of some of the students who usually get selected for FACE.
I usually recommend that 10-12 students are ideal, with maximum of 15. I suggest keeping it either all one grade (ie, 4th or 5th) or keep students within a 3 year gap (don’t combine 2nd grade and 5th grade). If you do combine boys/girls, then suggest that you have at least 2-3 minimum of male/female…so an individual boy or girl is not alone. Each school is different, as glad to discuss more.
PLEASE email an electronic list of names for the FACE program prior to the start day in late September. Each school contact should let me know if there are any special circumstances about any of the students (ie, death in family, history of anger issues, lacking parental direction, etc.). This can be done in person the day of first class or prior via email or phone.
The room needs to be an open area (ie, multi-purpose room, cafeteria floor, empty classroom with space) where students can do their exercises (animal games, jump rope, juggling, etc.) while also having floor or seats for the public speaking section. The program can be shortened if needed (ie 45-50 minutes) or start 15 minutes earlier/later if concerns with lunch times or classes. We are making a commitment to Make a Difference for Schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
This upcoming school year will have many new schools that have requested FACE, as different slots are available over the 3 different sessions. Each school that signs up for the FACE program needs to have a ‘teacher or counselor contact’ that is willing to sit in on 3-4 classes. Since FACE is providing the program at no charge, the commitment is required on a first come basis. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions
SESSION I (09/24/18 - 11/16/18)
SESSION II (01/21/19 - 03/15/19)
SESSION III (04/01/18 - 05/24/19)
Thank you for committing to the FACE program, it will truly make a difference at your school! A FACE4Kids Instructor Training (FIT) manual will be provided to the school liaison along with communication email on the one-day Instructor training. The FACE program at your school, along with the onsite viewing of classes and one-day training is sufficient to become a FACE teacher at your school. More info on FIT training, being held in December 2018.
Thanks again for sharing your program today at the Elementary School Counselor update meeting, it was clear that FACE is a perfect fit for elementary school counseling programs!
School Counseling Specialist
Duval County Public Schools