I Project Confidence TEEN is for Middle and High School Students
I Project Confidence: Teen is a step up from the Kids program. The Building Blocks are the same, The 3 I's (Intuition, Indicators and Instincts) and MY TOP 5. But the lessons presented are for a more mature audience. The topics of peer pressure, relationships, and "drama" are introduced and discussed. IPC:Teen asks teens what characteristics make up who you are-both positive and negative. What characteristics do you look for in others – friends, boyfriends/girlfriends? What ideals are important to you and why? How much do you allow outside influences to contribute to who you are?
· Lessons present different real life scenarios and ask participants to consider how they would handle it, learning and discussing as a group ways to create positive outcomes and avoid negative ones.
· IPC:Teen is a non-judgment roundtable small group program, where every participant’s view is recognized as relevant. The purpose of the program is to start a discussion so that girls can learn more about who they are now and the adult they want to be in the future. Scroll down for a sample lesson.
Some Topics Covered in the Program Include:
The Basics: Intuition, Indicators and Instincts the THREE I's
This is who I am: MY TOP 5
Setting your own personal boundaries
Manipulation vs. Persuasion in Relationships Do you know the difference?
Perception and Neutrality Taking yourself out of the story The other side of Drama
Communicating: Listening to others – What Are they Really Saying? – What are YOU?
Self Presentation and Self-image (including speech, view of self, presentation of self)
Listening to your body when you're listening to him Trusting your instincts
SAMPLE LESSON: PERCEPTION
What is perception?
Perception is the way you see things. Everyone’s perception is different and many different things can contribute to a person’s perception. Here’s an example:
3 students witness a fight at school and are questioned. Each will have a different perception depending on where they were standing, how much they saw, and what they heard. How much information each student knows about the people in the fight can contribute to their overall perception as well…
Have you ever heard the expression, “There’s two sides to every story”? This is a perfect example of perception. This is helpful to remember during a conflict because just because you perceive something one way, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right.
Let’s look at that fight again.
Jeremy is in middle school. He’s going to his locker between 4th and 5th period when Steven is walking with his friends and bumps into Jeremy, scattering his books all over the floor. When Steven turns around to apologize, Jeremy pushes him hard into the lockers and starts a fight.
Witness 1: Jessica – walking towards Steven when the fight starts
“It was weird, Steven accidentally ran into Jeremy, and he freaked out. He jumped on Steven for no reason. Actually, Steven was trying to apologize. That Jeremy kid is weird.”
Witness 2: Mark – walking out of math class across the hall
“I just walked out and they were fighting, I really don’t know what happened.”
Witness 3: Cameron – Steven and his friends walked past him just before the fight
“I’m in Social Studies with Jeremy and Steven. Steven is always picking on Jeremy. I heard him telling his friends he was going to mess with Jeremy again when they walked past me in the hall. When he knocked into him, I guess Jeremy had just had enough, I heard him say, “I’m sick of this” really quietly right before the fight started. That Steven guy can be a real jerk.”