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, etc.) 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 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 2023-2024 school year. Safety and social distancing is easily implemented within the FACE program.
This upcoming school year will be our 20th year. Many of the schools have requested all 3 sessions, a focus on consistency and support, knowing that FACE4Kids will leave an impression for all students. Each school that signs up for the FACE program needs to have a ‘teacher or counselor contact’ that is willing to sit in on 2-4 classes. Since FACE is providing the program at no charge, the commitment is required to maintaining the program at your school. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions.