2019 Junior High After School Leadership Classes for Girls and Boys

by Mindy Lockard on November 2, 2018

I am so excited to be opening our Junior High Leadership enrollment for 2019 with a revamped leadership program specifically targeting social needs for Junior High Girls and Boys.

You may have heard about The Leadership Academy, it’s a program that has been offered as a coed class for Junior Highers in Lake Oswego, Oregon since 2016. However, over the past two years of working with boys and girls it’s become very clear that the social needs of boys and girls at this age are drastically different. To allow me to pinpoint age appropriate skills and help guide both boys and girls, I will be offering two separate classes in 2019: G3 LeadHERship for Girls & Leadership Academy for Boys, both 6th & 7th graders.

Skip the details and register NOW!

Girls LeadHERship Program Registration (program details below)

Boys Leadership Academy Registration (program details below)

WHAT OTHER PARENTS HAVE SAID
“I think that was the coolest class Ashley has ever taken. I can absolutely tell that the skills she learned in your class are sticking with her!”

“whatever you are doing is working!! You are making her a nicer person!!! 🙂 She has been saying thank you more and showing appreciation. You are so amazing and I truly think the kids hearing these things from someone other then their parents works wonders!”

“What an AMAZING class session today!!! Goodness, this is very exciting to see how much these children are learning from you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I love how you pointed out respectful reminders about not laughing at people while they’re presenting, calling the boys gentlemen, hand shaking before leaving, complimenting their efforts, etc. etc. etc. So inspiring and this is only the first class! So exciting!!”

“Thank you for the ongoing communication. It’s very helpful in following through at home. Since I work full time I am unable to attend the parent piece at the end of class. So I really appreciate your follow-ups.”

“My family and I just wanted to extend our sincere thanks for all of your effort and intentional, relevant work with Tucker (& all the boys) this session. Tucker looks forward to going each week and never complains-a rarity for an 8th grader, ha. Thanks to you he has learned about important topics not covered at school that are delivered in a setting away from home. My working schedule does not allow me to join for the end of class, but I was able to come to the juling session and was impressed by what I heard. Thank you for your mindfulness about current topics affecting our youth and willingness to engage in brave conversations.”

PROGRAMMING COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What are the grades? The program is open to 6th and 7th graders
We are very busy after school is that a problem? Classes are bi-weekly on early release Thursdays in the LOJ cafeteria 3:05 – 4:10 + family recap 4:10 – 4:25. The parent recap is optional and most weeks you will receive an email recapping the class and an email reminder with in class instruction details. Students are free to leave early / miss and Mindy will provide emails / makeup sessions when necessary.
Do we have to sign up for the entire year? Yes, as the content of each session builds on the other. While some of the information might feel repetitive, it’s that exact repetition that truly helps teens develop important lifelong social skills for any situation. To make it more manageable for families, I do offer an automatic payment plan (when you sign up, March 1 and September 1). I totally understand that it is a commitment and in the past, the families who make it a priority have teens who really flourish and grow.
How is the year broken down? We start with Social Skills January – March, taking that information we weave it into Digital / Social Media April – June and then bring it all together September – December with Out and About. Each class will consist of 15 minutes of social skill introduction, group work, expert speakers and a home habit takeaway exercise to help families engage with the particular skill.
Do you cap the class? Yes, we will cap the class at 30 and need a minimum of 20 committed parents / students to hold the classes.

Here’s what is being offerend in 2019


G3 LeadHERship for Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m excited to offer, for the first time, G3 LeadHERship After School Program specifically identifying the social and developmental needs of girls 6th and 7th grade. The beauty of this year long bi-weekly program is that it combines years research / working with women and girls to develop Bravery, Confidence and Authenticity with a bi-weekly touch-base and instruction. Starting with basics and building on skills over a year both in class and at home will help her create self awareness and habit. The curriculum is designed to provide leadership, accountability and positive opportunities for self exploration and connection between tween girls and their parents (especially their Moms).

INFORMATION
Dates: Welcome Night for BOTH programs is tentatively set for January 8th and classes to start January 17, 2019. Program to run January – December 2019 (Summer Off)
Day of Week: Bi-Weekly on Thursday’s (early release dates) starting in January (dates to follow)
Time: 3:00 – 4:15/4:25 (4:15/4:25 Parent Recap Session)
Location: LOJ Cafeteria
Cost: $525 Before December 1st & $575 after | or three automatic payments of $210 (day of registration, March 1 and September 1) no refunds

REGISTER HERE: https://mkt.com/the-gracious-girl/item/g-afteschool-leadhership-program

Winter | Reputation and Interpersonal Habit
Bravery, Confidence and Authenticity
Personal Reputation and Branding
Power of Failure
Social Accountability / Mood Swings
Power of Verbal and NonVerbal Tone
Identifying Drama Cycle as Social Opportunities
Conflict Resolution

Spring | Social Media
Digital Etiquette: Email, Texting, FaceTime
Social Media: Pictures, Posts and Privacy
Digital Brand: How what you post / comment personally reflects you
Digital: Sexual conduct, nudes and protecting your body and image
Summer Family Digital Goals

Fall | Out and About
Navigating Personal Reputation in the Community
Personal Finance
Substances: Bringing in a panel of community experts to break down what substances are and educate girls so they can make the right decisions for her body and family
Public Spaces: Movie Theaters, Parks, Football Games et
Dining: Setting a Table, Styles of Dining, Restaurant Behaviors
Informational Interviews: The important skill of talking to adults. Teaching girls how to learn from and respect other women by learning from their stories

Although the boys and girls will be separated for the weekly class instruction, the two classes will come together for each of our three end of session family events (Winter Networking Night, Spring Social Media Panel and Fall Etiquette Dinner at OLCC). The programs will alternate Thursdays, LeadHERship will meet every other Thursday January 2019 to December 2019 (taking the summer off) in the LOJ cafeteria on early release days so not to conflict with after school schedules.

REGISTRATION | Discounts through December 1st
Girls G3 LeadHERship Registration


Leadership Academy for Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This program is designed for 6th and 7th grade boys along with their parents, who are interested in cultivating lifelong social and leadership habit. While junior high can certainly be an awkward season, it is also the perfect time to establish healthy social habits. The behaviors explored will be specific and unique to the social needs and curiosities of boys based on past students and research.

INFORMATION 
Date: Welcome to The Leadership Academy Night tentatively set for January 8th and classes to start January 17, 2019. Program to run January  – December 2019 (Summer Off) 
Day: Bi-Weekly on Thursday’s (early release dates) starting in January (dates to follow)
Time: 3:00 – 4:15/4:25 (4:15/4:25 Parent Recap Session)
Location: LOJ Cafeteria
Cost: $525 Before December 1st & $575 after | or three automatic payments of $210 (day of registration, March 1 and September 1) no refunds
JANUARY – MARCH | PERSONAL BRANDING + SOCIAL SAVVY
The Power of Personal Reputation
Eye Contact
Posture
Meeting and greeting adults
Striking up and keeping conversation going
Handshaking
Smiling
Using a Social: Verbal and Non-Verbal Filter
APRIL – JUNE | SOCIAL MEDIA
Basic Digital Strategies and Habits
Gaming Safety and Boundaries
Communication: FaceTime, Email and Phone Calls
Social Media: Pictures Posts and Privacy
YouTube
Safety and Exposure to Sexual Content
SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER | OUT & ABOUT
Navigating Personal Reputation in the Community
Personal Finance
Substances: Bringing in a panel of community experts to break down what substances are and develop proactive strategies for handling peer pressure
Respect and How we Talk about Others: Boys and Girls
Public Spaces: Movie Theaters, Parks, Football Games
Dining: Setting a Table, Styles of Dining, Restaurant Behaviors
Talking to Adults
Although the boys and girls will be separated for the weekly class instruction, the two classes will come together for each of our three end of session family events (Winter Networking Night, Spring Social Media Panel and Fall Etiquette Dinner at OLCC). The programs will alternate Thursdays, Leadership Academy will meet every other Thursday January 2019 to December 2019 (taking the summer off) in the LOJ cafeteria on early release days so not to conflict with after school schedules.
REGISTRATION | Discounts through December 1st

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