OWN IT DAY! (4-6 hours)
ONE DAY WITH FOUR PARTS:
1. ASSEMBLY SPEECH: Own It!
Move beyond what holds you back. Fear, doubt, hate, and excuses keep us from achieving, but the thing that holds us back the most is ourselves. Ownership requires having a clear vision of who you are and what you want as well as moving beyond what holds you back. Expect lots of funny crowd interaction, thought-provoking examples, psychology tricks, moving stories, and a powerful spoken word presentation. Students leave with a new sense of ownership in life and leadership and the motivation to make it happen.
2. “OWN IT” DANCE WORKSHOP(60 minutes)
After students connect in the assembly speech, they are challenged in a group dance workshop (Swing, Salsa, or Tango). Students practice positive communication, risk-taking, teamwork, goal-setting, and discipline as they connect as a collective group. (Maximum occupancy contingent upon space and sound equipment)
“You were able to take 300 students and form a team with a unified purpose! Getting an entire gym full of Teens to work together was phenomenal!”
—Superintendent (Pratt School District, KS)
3. THE “OWN IT” PERSONALITY TEST (30 minutes)
Students follow up the dance workshop with a short personality assessment to help discover hidden misunderstandings, biases, and prejudices created by our different personalities. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their core personality strengths while accepting the differences of others and learning how to respond to conflict.
4. STUCO LEADERSHIP TRAINING (1-3 hours)
In this training student leaders are introduced to the “Own It Curriculum” and receive a copy of “Don’t Be A Lamesauce.” Participants complete introspection exercises, mission statements, team-building activities, leadership training, and feedback systems.
Leadership books and workbooks
Promotional merchandise such as t-shirts and posters
5. AND MORE…
“Freshmen Wisdom” Novel for Freshmen Class (Optional)(Coming Soon…)
Own It Newsletter “Stories from students around the country as well as practical tips.” (4 issues a year)(Digital copy to put in your school newspaper, or send to student emails.)