Through its core program and general assemblies, this physical activity-based character education program has reached more than 25,000 students. Designed to assist students who are in the process of developing confidence, leadership abilities, and pro-social skills, the 8-week program culminates in a graduation event in which parents, friends, and school personnel gather to celebrate participants’ growth. A school counselor’s role may range from facilitating the implementation (i.e. selecting students, arranging time and location, etc.) to receiving training to implement the program him/herself. The program is run similar to a small counseling group and the basic movements can be easily demonstrated to students. Prior experience is not necessary nor is an advanced level of fitness. Come to this training prepared to get an overview of the FACE program, the data that documents its effectiveness for stakeholders, and a chance to have fun participating in some of the FACE movement activities (juggling, jump rope, martial arts, animal games).
FACE training can be either Teach-the-Teacher (Schools) or Train-the-Trainer (Youth organizations). If your school or organization is interested in training, please contact us as FACE is a proven youth leadership program.
Fitness and Character Education (FACE) combines hand-eye coordination, physical fitness, public speaking, and character education to build self-esteem, respect, and confidence. The one-day Teach-the-Teacher training will give school counselors and others interested in implementing FACE at their school site an opportunity to learn the content and structure of the program. Those attending will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the Balance (martial arts), Coordination and Movement (animal games), Jump Roping, and Juggling activities. The character education and public speaking components will be covered and attendees will receive a training manual along with a follow-up with graduates Lunch Bunch small group manual with the school counselor .
*Registration is first priority to those counselors who currently are hosting a FACE session at their site or requesting one during the school year. Registration is thru the PowerSchools online system for DCPS employees, earning personal development credits for the training. Contact us for customized training for your organization or timeline.