A series of 12 weekly group zoom calls, tailor–made for young adults (age 12–19) just like you! Small groups – approximately four-six teens per session.
We meet weekly via Zoom for goal setting, accountability, physical wellness and learning new skills and emotional resources.
For participants to assume 100% responsibility for their lives, set goals, take action, be accountable, autonomous and bold within the framework of a community.
At the start of each week’s class, we set a timer for one minute of silence and intention setting for the hour ahead. This reinforces the practice to set a positive intention before the start of each new activity.
Each week students are introduced to new fitness workouts with demonstrations for proper form and technique. The assignments encourage the students to be active throughout the week and make movement a priority. Assignments can range from walking, jogging, abdominal workouts, jump rope, body weight exercises such as push ups and sit ups, and using free applications to complete structured workouts online.
During the personal check-in and goal setting portion of the course, each student sets three goals for the week and reports on what goals they accomplished from the prior week. If they had challenges or did not complete the goals, we discuss the reasons why. This weekly practice teaches the students how to properly set and verbally state their goals as well as how to be accountable to themselves and the group.
Each week we focus on a new lesson from our 12 week syllabus. The topics range from mindset to written communication and listening to your inner voice. We present timely, engaging, relevant lessons followed by an explanation of learning lab exercises to be completed during the next seven days where students get to put the lessons into practice. Each Class participants discuss how they utilized the information from the prior week’s learning lab in their lives, discussing their personal experiences and building a community with their Future U peers. These discussions are a favorite among the participants and facilitators.
Any remaining questions are answered during the last five minutes of class. Students close the group with positive affirmations, words of encouragement or short fun group exercises. The hour always ends on an uplifting, jovial and constructive note to set participants up for a successful week ahead.
What is a Goal Short/Mid/Long Term Goals
Students learn to create real and tangible goals that are measurable, attainable and for which the they are held accountable. This is the launching pad for their weekly goal-setting practice as well as their time to create a long term goal to be revisited throughout the course.
How to Self-Motivate through Adversity
Students learn the difference between growth and fixed mindset as they take the week to reflect on their own inner-voice and how it affects their aspirations.
Be Present, NOW!
We explore the scientifically proven value of mindfulness this week. What is mindfulness, why do we need it and tips and tools for accessing the present moment and quieting the mind. We introduce the basics of a meditation practice, gratitude lists and positive affirmation statements.
Trust Your Intuition and Take Positive Action
This week is all about learning how to listen to our powerful, sixth sense, our intuition, gut and heart. We will teach the students how to capitalize on using this powerful tool in daily life and how tapping into our intuition can help us make better decisions and guide us toward the right, positive-action steps.
How to Journal and Why It Works
Students learn to organize their thoughts on paper and are taught how to journal for emotional well-being, task-oriented success, relationship building, intuitive responses and intentional mindset. They learn how and when to journal as well as how to use their input to pursue their goals and daily obligations.
Communicate with Confidence
Students learn the art of speech in order to be truly heard. They learn how they have been communicating with people in their lives and how they can break unhealthy cycles of communication to have more fulfilling conversations in the future.
#Winning with Writing
Effective communication with the written word! How to write and structure professional emails, letters, notes in order to communicate ideas, goals and desired outcomes with confidence, ease and simplicity.
How to Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
At this point, students have had multiple experiences with exercise, so this week is geared toward finding which workouts are most fulfilling for each individual. They will gain relevant nutritional information in order to make educated decisions about food as it pertains to energy levels, mental clarity, mood and overall health.
Own Your Choices
Banish the victim mentality and take 100% responsibility for your life! Students explore what taking responsibility for all of their actions looks like in daily life and how owning choices leads to greater personal power, satisfaction and happiness.
Using Failure as a Catalyst for Growth
Students celebrate failure as the ultimate catalyst for growth. They learn how to face their mistakes and missteps with curiosity and purpose so that they can move forward with relevant lessons learned and pride in the attempt.
How to BE in the World
During this week’s thought-provoking lesson, students explore the differences between empathy, sympathy and compassion and how using these emotions can help them relate more effectively with all fellow human. They are given examples of how their presence in the world affects everyone and everything around them.
Choose How You Want to Feel
Students will explore the physiological phenomenon of emotion and how long a feeling actually affects the brain without being triggered. Students will then learn how to let go of emotions and create space for new feelings as they occur.