Ready, Set, Goal!
ABOUT READY, SET, GOAL!
HOW THE PROGRAM OPERATED:
4 Activity Days
READY, SET, GOAL! IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. OUR FINAL PROGRAM CONCLUDED IN MAY 2023.
The Ready, Set, Goal! Program matched Kids with a trained adult volunteer called a KidCoach. Each week the KidCoach and Kid connected for 30- minutes by phone or video call and developed leadership skills using our Activity Book. This program benefited both the Kid, who gained leadership skills, confidence and resiliency, but also the adult volunteer, who improved their communication and coaching skills.
Four times during the program, groups of Kids and KidCoaches came together as a Crew for virtual Activity Day sessions. Crews practiced teambuilding, discussed challenges, and celebrated successes in a safe and engaging space.
The Ready, Set, Goal! program allowed Kids to apply the leadership skills they learned by developing and achieving a Goal of Contribution – a project designed to have a positive impact on their communities. But the methodology of the Ready, Set, Goal! program could be applied to any goal – be it academic, personal or community.
Future Possibilities for Kids has developed and measured the methodology, frameworks and programs, effectively piloting ways to build effective adult-child/youth relationships, positively impact kids and inspire possibility thinking. While FPK has developed and run several successful programs aimed at kids ages 9-12, the methodology could easily be adapted for use in other settings and with different target audiences.
If your charitable organization is interested in exploring how you might apply our methodology to your organization, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Described by experts in the field, The Search Institute, Developmental Relationships are “a close connection between a young person and an adult that powerfully and positively shapes the young person’s identity and helps develop a thriving mindset.” [Source: The Search Institute: https://info.searchinstitute.org/]