A Little About what the Curriculum is (click here to view a prezi of one of the lessons)

  1. An evidence-based program with solid research behind it
  2. A powerful learning experience that shows results in just 9 weeks, one period per day
  3. An Affordable Curriculum that comes with everything you need to teach it year after year
  4. Has been shown to work well in after school programs, youth groups, 4H, YWCA, YMCA and other youth programs

 

The Courage to Care(TM) Program was designed by educators and researchers to address the key issues that cause bullying, meanness, harassment and incivility among middle schoolers. It is based on the assumption that many students today have a deficit in their Social and Emotional Learning. However, instead of confronting this school culture and climate negatively, the program builds on the strengths of each student and engages them in learning how to become more kind, caring, generous and focus on the key skills of empathy, understand power in relationships, and the importance of character development.


This curriculum has been tested with over 1,000 middle schoolers and was shown to have a very profound effect on the participants’ affective and cognitive empathy, as well as reducing their likelihood to be a bully, a bystander or even a victim of bullying.

Research continues across the country as more and more schools decide to give their students “The Courage To Care.” It is a 9-Week, one period per day program that was designed on concepts of positive psychology. The Courage to Care is based on the assumption that many students today have a deficit in their Social and Emotional Learning. However, instead of confronting this school culture and climate negatively, the program builds on the strengths of each student and engages them in learning how to become more kind, caring, generous and focus on the key skills of empathy, understanding power in relationships, and the importance of character development.