We chose to work with young leaders because in working with them, in a creative but intense session, we empower them to use their talent as leaders to have a broader positive impact. We create powerful connections because Connection = Prevention.
We ask the leaders a few questions, and then we help them to formulate a plan, called a Leadership Solution. It's a plan for how they will change their school, for how they will impact their community. It's the plan for how they will make a difference when a difference really matters.
Transformative Leadership. Transformative Change.
Sophomore, who joined our Collaborator just to avoid the rai
Working with students to guide them toward what to do, not just what NOT to do.
It is either the change you want, or the change you were hoping would not happen. Let's Figure Out the right change. Together.
Become a collaborative problem-solving team! Listen, speak, and, most importantly, hear one another.
The Ideal Series to Create Transformative Change!
Each school has different needs, different aspirations, so we quickly and nimbley adapt our skills to your unique situation. This is an example designed for a student body ready to create positive change.
Figure It Out (24-48 participants) This group considers what they would like to see less of, what they would like to see more of, and what the student leaders will take on for their Leadership Solution. Student Leaders move from this event into Stand Tall.
Stand Tall (30+ student leaders) Students have 12-16 hours of leadership training along with Leadership Solution development and implementation. They work as leaders for the portion of the student body who particpate in a Collaborator event.
Collaborator- (60-100 students at a time) Students spend 4-6 hours in a team building, problem solving setting, forming new connections and communication skills. Partipants receive a certificate and tee shirt.
Figured It Out (original 24-48 participants) This sit down, family-style dinner, which focuses on manners and communication, is the opportunity for the teens to report out their successs, and their learning experiences. At this event, Stand Tall graduates receive a plaque, certificate of completion, letter of recommendation, and a sweatshirt.
Bringing Kids Together for Authentic Connections
Junior high is hard. Kids are aching for real connections and a feeling of belonging. Canvas Creek can build a community of student collaborators who positively influence one another. Real connections, real results, HUGE impacts.
Watch the video to hear not just from Karen, but from teens who have participated and benefitted from our proven experiences.