Empowering Positive Differences
Rising Stars interactive and multimedia assemblies, activities & workshops maximize youth participation and learning. Through a variety of activities, youth will enjoy the experience as they participate in related challenges, and interact with their peers, teachers, support workers, and our staff, while solidifying their knowledge and understanding around the selected awareness or empowerment topic of interest.
AWARENESS EDUCATION LIFE SKILLS EMPOWERMENT
EMPOWERING Positive DIFFERENCES
AWARENESS EDUCATION LIFE SKILLS EMPOWERMENT
In recognizing the importance of being proactive in addressing the issues that students, schools and communities are continually confronted with, our interactive & engaging awareness activities empower students with the life skills to address the most prominent, age-appropriate challenges they will face through their healthy growth and development.
Rise Above Bullying
Build Bridges through mutual respects and welcoming differences
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESSRise Above the Stigma Become more comfortable in recognizing and dealing with the realities
DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESSRise Above the InfluenceAvoid pitfalls and unfortunate realities of drug & alcohol use and abuse
Healthy Balances – Mind, Body, Spirit
Affect social and health related behaviours and decisions
Be a stronger, more confident girl
Be resilient through the process of healthy development and success
Be a confident caring & inclusive boy
Challenge gender roles and stereotypes, and make positive impacts
Our activity-based approach moves the conversation beyond bullying to a more prosocial focus on the development of interpersonal skills, while building bridges through mutual respects, cultural connections, and welcoming differences. This active learning experience will promote caring and inclusive environments, while raising awareness around positive and supporting relationships through productive associations, mutual respects, and embracing diversity.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
Our unique approach engages students in evidence-based activities designed to respectfully raise awareness about Mental Health, while creatively reducing the stigma in the process. Students actively participate in a careful selection of activities, while enhancing knowledge and understanding around the topic, and developing life skills to assist them in appreciating and becoming more comfortable in recognizing and dealing with the realities.
DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS
With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis, now, more than ever before, it is essential that we take every opportunity to protect children and youth by raising awareness about substance use, addictions and related behaviours, while promoting healthy decision making. Our innovative approach is carefully designed to raise awareness about the pitfalls and unfortunate realities of drug & alcohol use and abuse. Through a creative series of activities and challenges, students will be actively engaged, while enhancing knowledge and understanding on the topic, and developing life skills in the process of their healthy participation.
Wellness is a commonly used term, but what does it really mean? Although it is generally understood that no single authority can accept sole responsibility for changing student’s social and health related behaviors, We know that knowledge is important for informing decisions and shaping values and attitudes. We strongly believe that the nature of this information, and the mode and timing of its presentation have a significant impact on how it is received. Our focus on the whole person engages participants in a series of interactive challenges that encourage a healthy balance through mind, body, and spirit.
LIKE A GIRL
In today’s world, adolescent girls are bombarded with a constant influx of images of external beauty, worth, and strength, which can cause them to question themselves and how they should look, feel, act, and think. By raising awareness and empowering girls through a unique series interactive and engaging workshops specially designed ‘by girls for girls’, we are committed to helping youth realize their gifts and potential, while equipping them with the life skills to be mindful and resilient through the process of their healthy development and life long successes.
Better Boys workshops will empower the next generation of young men to challenge gender roles and stereotypes, take care of their health, and make positive impacts in their communities. By raising awareness and empowering boys through a unique series of interactive and engaging workshops, specially designed by ‘boys for boys’, we are committed helping youth realize their strengths and potential, while equipping them with the life skills to be mindful and resilient through the process of their healthy development and life long successes.
YOUTH AWARENESS & EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM