November 27, 2012  
 
Greetings!

The CBS News Program "60 Minutes" just aired an amazing and inspiring example of the application of the Resiliency Model: "A Worldwide Mission of Kids Helping Kids."

Read on for more information about how you can implement the same approach, connecting it to academic learning goals for your students!

AND we are offering, until Dec. 25 ONLY, a holiday special: BUY ONE RESILIENCY WORKBOOK, AND WE WILL SHIP YOU TWO (at no extra charge).

Details are below...

"A Worldwide Mission of Kids Helping Kids" on 60 Minutes demonstrates the incredible power of resiliency strategies to transform lives
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Craig Kielburger, featured in the 60 Minutes story, started the now worldwide organization Free the Children when he was just 12 years old. He was moved into action when he read about the murder of a boy his age in Pakistan, who was a slave in a carpet factory leading a movement against servitude when he was killed.

Craig made this tragedy his own, organizing 11 friends in 1995 into an organization that has now turned into a worldwide movement, "the world's largest network of children helping children."

Today, his organization is in 45 countries with a multi-million dollar budget, building schools, providing clean water, and helping local craftspeople. It has nearly two million volunteers--almost all of them under age 18. "Kids are looking to get involved," Craig told 60 Minutes. "They are searching for it...kids want to assert who they are...by the contribution they make. And...my God, our world needs it."

Foundations of the resiliency model, diagrammed by The Resiliency Wheel, include providing children and youth with "high expectations for success", "opportunities for meaningful participation and engagement", and "lifeskills training." Craig's organization, Free the Children, is a model of a resiliency-building program, helping those who volunteer as much as those who receive help.

Craig says, "We inspire kids. Then we give them all the tools they need...speaking tours, summer leadership camps, curriculum every week....If you give kids the inspiration and the tools to change the world, it'll change their own lives in the process."

CLICK HERE to see or read the 60 Minutes Report on Children Helping Children

Another model program, Kids Involved in Doing Service, provides the tools you need to connect youth service to academic success!
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The most effective resiliency-based kids service program that any teacher, group leader, or organization can implement locally I have found is the KIDS INVOLVED IN DOING SERVICE (KIDS) Consortium. Founded two decades ago, this model program offers everything needed to harness the incredible power of young people helping others...and it connects this service to academic standards.

The popular KIDS Consortium guide, now in a revised and expanded third edition (click on book image to the right to order), provides educators with a road map for integrating service-learning into their classes and curriculum.

Having been evaluated by university researchers, the KIDS Consortium conclusion is: "By engaging students in real-world problem-solving, service-learning helps expand content knowledge, engage students and teachers, foster good citizenship, and meet the needs of diverse learners."

Key Principles of the KIDS Model as described on their website:

* Academic Integrity - Each project has clearly defined learning objectives that relate to state learning standards and local curricula.

* Apprentice Citizenship - Students learn about civic engagement through partnerships with active community members working on local needs.

* Student Ownership - Students share in decision-making with adults, and adults share in learning with student - acting as partners and coaches rather than experts.

Evaluation data on the KIDS model includes the following:

When surveyed, over 900 teachers who used the KIDS service-learning model with their students reported marked improvements in students' motivations, collaborations and problem-solving, alongside their own increased satisfaction:

(Surveys conducted by KIDS Consortium and Brandeis University averaged over a 9-year period, 2001-09)

*90% say that KIDS projects increase students engagement and learning (2006-09 data)

*94% say that KIDS projects make teaching more rewarding

*96% say that KIDS projects help students learn to work with others

*91% say that KIDS projects help students become better problem-solvers

*94% say that KIDS Projects help students develop leadership skills
(2006-09 data)

CLICK HERE TO READ THE EVALUATION DATA FOR THE KIDS MODEL

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KIDS, INCLUDING ABOUT FREE RESOURCES AND SAMPLE PROJECTS

FOR THE HOLIDAYS! WE WILL SEND YOU A FREE COPY OF THE RESILIENCY WORKBOOK FOR EVERY ONE YOU BUY!
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Pages 27 - 33 of The Resiliency Workbook specifically address the resiliency-building power of being of service to others. On page 27, I quote Dr. Stephen G. Post, author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times.

He said in a recent interview:

"I was struck by the 2010 Do Good Live Well Survey (www.VolunteerMatch.org) of $4,500 Americans.... Sixty-eight percent of those who volunteered reported that it made them feel physically healthier; Eighty-nine percent said that it 'has improved my sense of well-being'; Seventy-three percent said that it 'lowered my stress levels.'"

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH DR. POST

Details of the 50 years of social work research on the "helper's high" are included in The Resiliency Workbook. In addition, the workbook has many activities for personal or professional use to integrate the power of "the helper's high" into your personal life and/or into the lives of those you work with.

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I hope you can buy The Resiliency Workbook for everyone you know, and I would love to provide follow-up training soon in your school or organization!

Sincerely,


Nan Henderson
Resiliency In Action

phone: 800-440-5171
 
 
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