OUR MISSION & VALUES
Inspiring communities to connect through self-discovery and life-skills education.
We lead the individual in self-discovery, by providing the information needed to navigate and explore parts of self, current environment, and the social world.
We start with a stance of compassion for the individual. We believe this kindness has the potential to open conversations that will enrich the lives and communities that we serve.
We encourage connection through dialogue, community exploration, and service; human commonality is the foundation essential to individual success.
We are committed to the accuracy and consistency of stored data and hold educating with accurate statistics and information in the highest regards.
The Courage to Pursue Unbounded Potential
WHAT WE DO
The Up method measures the adaptability of the individuals learning process to ensure that the curriculum is consistently defining, reinforcing, and updating the student's value structure preparing them for the future.
The Up program adopts the coaching approach by providing education and facilitating change in student’s lives. Our philosophy is to teach and confirm the retention of information navigation tools and the decision-making process rather than memorization of content on self-care and personal responsibility; equipping the individual with the skills for manage their lives and plan for the future.
Our measurement of success is a reduction in experiences perceived as negative and an increase in emotional processing with the use of critical thinking and curiosity versus anxiety and aggression.
HOW WE DO IT
We build course curriculums with evidence-based research, expert interviews, literary works, and historical facts.
We use that information to create adaptive and interactive learning with a blend of video lecture, collaborative participation including real-time surveys for visual-aid, community resource exploration, crisis simulation, and emotional dexterity practice in our Team Up discussion forums.
Knowledge: facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education
Interactive Expert Lectures
Capability: the power or ability to do something
Emotional Awareness Training
Desire: strongly wish for or want
Life Vision & Goal Setting
Health Program Development
Emotional dexterity practice in Team Up forums
Where We Make Emotional Athletes: A Team Up discussion forum is our training ground where two or more students gather for personal enrichment. Students offer each other peer support by sharing experiences about how they manage life situations without returning to anxiety, aggression, unhealthy habits, alcohol or drugs or self-harm behaviors.
Some of the Team Up’s have speakers who share their experience of afflictions, while others have structured formats that focus on literature.