In a world where always-on instant media, entertainment based news outlets, and single-perspective history dominate – lessons of responsibility and unity get less and less attention.
StreetCents’ Youth Program is built on three, age-group specific pillar concepts: Accountability, Cohesion, and Efficacy; these sequential concepts are designed to nurture and empower future leaders.
Accountability: ages 8 - 12
Contrary to the actions of many leaders, accountability and authority go hand-in-hand. When a positive role model is absent, the media has an abundance of detrimental stereotypes and behaviors to impart to our youth. This pillar focuses on teaching children the importance of taking responsibility for - and learning from - their actions to prevent future poor decisions.
Cohesion: ages 13 - 17
In order to enact sustainable change, individuals must learn how to function within - or even lead - groups with fairness and respect. The goal for this age group is to build on the Accountability lessons and help teens identify positive resources for their success both inside and outside of their community. This session also introduces the concept of three-dimensional thinking and questioning the veracity of popular assertions.
Efficacy: ages 18 - 25
When pursuing higher education or entering the work force, the cultures encountered are often foreign to many youths from underserved communities. In addition to the "hard", technical skills of a chosen profession, equally important are one's "soft", interpersonal abilities as their career progresses. This final pillar takes the learnings from the previous two programs and ties in skills necessary to confidently enter the corporate workforce.
5900 South Lake Forest Drive
McKinney, TX 75070