Social Fitness

How this curriculum will successfully equip at-risk or troubled youth socially will have various aspects. The equipping will begin with positive and proper decision-making skills. We will promote these skills by using classroom scenarios of everyday life and daily living activities, instilling principle-based choices. This being a compassion-based curriculum, we will reflect spirituality and characteristics through Biblical perspectives. These values will be referenced in the settings and scenarios created. No one will be force fed, so to speak, with scripture, but making decisions and choices made will be based in Biblical character, persona, and background. These equipping skills would then be related to attitudes that determine interactions and relationships. Regarding attitude, a 100% commitment to a change in perspective and demeanor will be taught. This will be reflected in every individual’s speech, body language (since it is said that 80% of communication is non-verbal), tone of voice, and communication in general.

The conceptual understanding of subjects (listed above), in conjunction with interactions, relationships, and morals will affect the social changes. Interactions will deal with how and individual ought to present themselves, according to their desired perception, beginning with the introduction of themselves and their appearance, and will consist of any relations that are obtained or obtainable through employment, personal, home life (girlfriend, wife, husband, children, etc.).

Along with each topic of discussion or exercise, will be the establishing of proper morals. Morality will be centered around politeness, thankfulness, generosity, compassion, as well as helping those in need. In conclusion to this portion of the curriculum, resourcefulness will also be engendered. Participants will be taught to evaluate and discover resources, the concept of bridge-building, how to use resources or resourceful persons, along with team building and/or working with others successfully.