Character Development Workshops, Accountability Meetings, Volunteer Projects
In this program, offenders have the opportunity to learn new habits and tactics and gain a deeper understanding about making and keeping promises, self-control, compassion, contemplation, sacrifice, hope, accountability and honesty and begin to apply them in new and meaningful ways.
This program can provide opportunities to engage in volunteer projects that can have a positive impact on the community. Every workshop will provide new opportunities for personal growth and character development by increasing participants’ ability to make and keep promises – to be a person of one’s word.
Workshops are created around the 7 principles of because I said I would:
Character Development Workshops
Lessons are engaging and interactive with video, podcasts and articles incorporated to deliver habits and tactics that can be used in daily routines to improve personal relationships and institution culture. Promise stories help set the tone and allow for candid conversations about choice, relationships, social awareness and responsible decision-making. Modeling behavior is a strong strategy in character development so students hear promise stories that show character development in action.
All materials are provided for each lesson including video, links to resources and worksheets including guides and lesson plans for each lesson.
Workshop topics include: Time Management, Word Choice, The Courage of “No”, Point of No Return, and more!
Each participant has the opportunity every month to make an individual promise that applies to their life and the adversities that they face. They also follow up on their progress with past promises with the group. This provides a practical application of goal setting, individual accountability and builds support, inclusion and empathy.
Accountability meetings allow for choice and the opportunity for participants to practice the concepts that they have been exposed to in the other modules.
During each meeting, participants work toward the planning and execution of volunteer projects. Projects include time for reflection and impact analysis.