Providing a Pathway for Students to develop their Talents, Interest, and Abilities
When confronted with the fallout of childhood trauma, why do some children adapt and overcome, while others bear lifelong scars that flatten their potential? A growing body of evidence points to one common answer: Every child who winds up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult.
The Faces of Change 2 Introductory Program provides a foundation for teachers, parents, social workers, and mentors to understand how and what that relationship should look like for students presently and in the future. By using the Faces of Change Timeline as a central focus we will introduce the central theme of the Faces of Change 2 program. Participants are provided with the groundwork on how to use Faces of Change activities in the classroom while counseling, advising, or serving as an advocate for the student.
This four-part webinar series is divided into 2 sections. The first 2-part webinar series provides instruction while you experience the activities as a student yourself. You will develop your own Face of Change Timeline and discover the mentors you have had and even use the system for your development. We find by taking the role of the student provides a deeper and more intuitive understanding of the material. The 2nd-set of webinars will cover you as an instructor on how to deliver the material to a student. At the end of the 2nd session, we will go over how to use the book and the activities throughout the year as self-directed learning for students.
The Participant Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, April 10th and 17th and the Instructor Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, May 1st and 15th all at 10:00 AM Eastern. Each session will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes and will be recorded. An optional feature of the program will be the review of your curriculum planner for the upcoming school year in August of this year. The program is serving as the introduction to a FFES subscription-based Faces of Change 2 program for next school year. Registration and more information are available at https://fofc2.eventbrite.com.
Reggie B. Beaty, President /Co-Founder of FFES, was a “difficult to reach youth” growing up in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Beaty found a mentor in Bobby Garrett, director of West End Academy, a non-traditional school in the Georgia school system. As a result of Garrett’s intervention, Beaty earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s in Aerospace Education and built a stellar 20-year career in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Afterward, Beaty served for 10-years as Chief Operating Officer with Communities In Schools of Georgia, where he helped to build the non-traditional schools Performance Learning Centers and Georgia’s
Tony L. Owens, Director/Co-Founder of FEES, has devoted over 21 years of his life to working with difficult-to-reach youth. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and a proven educator and administrator successfully directing alternative schools and social programs that address students in at-risk situations. Owens is recognized for his development and implementation of programs for difficult-to-reach youth, which emphasize improving attitudes, self-esteem, setting goals, expanding comfort zones, and preparing for re-entry into mainstream settings. Owens has spent a bulk of his career directing, coordinating, and overseeing schools and programs with Communities In Schools of Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
Foundation for Educational Success (FFES) is a “one-stop-shop” for parents, mentors, educators, school administrators, youth and youth service workers looking to improve the climate, culture, and relationships that drive them. The foundation was launched in 1998 as part of the founders’ commitment to revolutionizing education and providing hope to young people and those who serve them. FFES seeks to be your partner in changing lives and bridging this disconnect to bring the different worlds together. They provide practical methods and solutions to effectively communicate with youth and help them understand how to develop a plan for a successful future.