The Motivated Child Initiative

Teenagers are terrified of two things. They fear judgment of their loved ones and peers and are constantly worried about their privacy. As stake holders in their wellbeing, we need to empower them with our belief in their abilities and lend them an ear without judgment. These are the principles behind our modules within The Motivated Child Initiative for 6th to 8th graders. 

Every Initiative has three Series that have modules in them to Engage, Energize and Empower our children

Lesson Plan Sample: Love Your Self

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Program Details

The ENGAGE Series

* Week 1: Love Your Self
* Week 2: Hear Me Out
* Week 3: What Parents Want
* Week 4: 3D Speak
* Week 5: The Good Life
* Week 6: Find Your Worth
* Week 7: The Social Contract
* Week 8: Rule Your Screens
* Week 9: Trending Now
* Week 10: Luck Or Choice
* Week 11: Become a People Magnet
* Week 12: Why Get High?
* Bonus: Give Yourself a Break

The ENERGIZE Series

* Week 1: Rock Your Boat
* Week 2: Mind the Expectation Gap
* Week 3: Love Your Brain
* Week 4: Grow Your Heart
* Week 5: Don’t Over Think
* Week 6: Cultivate Your Mind
* Week 7: Manage Your Self
* Week 8: Clear The Clutter
* Week 9: Slow Down
* Week 10: Let Go
* Week 11: Secrets of Success
* Week 12: Connect To Calm
* Bonus: What Is Your Truth

The EMPOWER Series

* Week 1: Connect and Contribute
* Week 2: Be Free
* Week 3: Show You Care
* Week 4: How to Thrive
* Week 5: Make Today Great Again
* Week 6: Leverage Your Tragedy
* Week 7: Remove The Temptation
* Week 8: Be Remarkable
* Week 9: Be a Problem Solver
* Week 10: Set Your Goals
* Week 11: Set Your Mind
* Week 12: Sound Like a Leader
* Bonus: See Your Reflection

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