What We Do
Education Alive takes High School freshmen on a journey.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come fully alive.”
– Howard Thurman,
Founder Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
The Journey or the Summit?
When Lucy Westlake reached the top of the world, she was in disbelief.
“It was so surreal,” she said. “I was telling myself, ‘You did it. You did it. You did it.’”
The incoming USC Price freshman arrived at Mount Everest’s peak at 5:36 a.m. on May 12, 2022, earning the distinction as the youngest American woman to summit the highest mountain on Earth.
But she learned the old expression is true: Life is about the journey, not the destination. “It’s not all about the summit. It’s really about the journey going up there, pushing yourself and doing the best you can,” she said.
Being Proactive is the Best Strategy!
According to Dr. Robert Brooks, a leading psychologist on the topic of mental health in children and who serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, nurturing positive emotions and creating a positive culture is the best strategy in creating safe schools!
In his most recent book: Handbook of Resilience in Children (2023), Dr Brooks explains four student needs school should satisfy to nurture positive emotions, learning, intrinsic motivation, caring, purpose, and resilience in schools.
The Navigator Program is based on assisting the local school district in creating a safe and resilient learning environment for student growth.
A safe learning environment fosters positive relationships between staff and students, encourages parental and community involvement, maintains high standards and inspires academic growth. Resolving conflict and preventing violence are also important factors and benefits in creating a safe learning environment.
By emphasizing Communication, Leadership, and Intrinsic Motivation, Education Alive helps to create academic success as students become career and/or college ready. Our training and curriculum improves maturity levels, creates positive relationships and instills safe behaviors to improve the positive learning conditions for every student as they are given the tools they need to be prepared for life today and their future.
The students’ success is our passion.
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