ARISE Foundation will conduct its Master Life Skills Training workshop June 15th through the 19th at Seacoast National Bank, 3001 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The exciting five-day course will run from 8:30 to 4:30 each day.
As ARISE Certified Master Life Skills Trainers, participants of this comprehensive workshop will be able to take what they have learned and train others at their organization on how to conduct guided group discussions and activities with troubled youth and young adults in their charge. The point of the group activities is to draw troubled youth out of their shells, get them talking and make them feel validated and listened to. ARISE Life Skills lessons have been specifically created for learners with substantial reading and learning deficiencies in addition to serious behavioral issues. The Master Life Skills training will train others to steer youth in the right direction by providing new trainers with ARISE breakthrough curricula that help disadvantaged youth grasp life’s unwritten rules. Among the 260 life lessons ARISE has created are anger and conflict management, self esteem, parenting and job search skills.
For over 20 years, ARISE has operated as a developer and publisher of Life Management Skills curricula and staff training programs. Designed to reach at-risk, incarcerated youth in detention centers and secure facilities and on probation, ARISE is also utilized as a powerful prevention tool for teenagers and young adults. ARISE programs consist of interactive group discussions and activities designed to break the ice quickly and grab the attention of even the most turned-off participants.
In its home state of Florida, ARISE was utilized for decades in the Miami-Dade School system. ARISE has forged a strong partnership with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). ARISE programs have been changing the lives of juvenile offenders in the Florida juvenile justice system since 1996. Its dynamic programs are currently being taught in 74 DJJ facilities across the state, as well as the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Clubs and alternative schools.
ARISE programs are also used in over 100 organizations in the District of Columbia, including public and charter schools, the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, the Metropolitan Police, the District of Columbia jail and the D.C. Superior Court Probation Department.
A 2007 study by Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland showed that the cost of one offender with at least six police contacts from childhood to age 32 is $3,172,998. In other words, rescuing one youth from a life of crime saves taxpayers more than $3 million dollars.
Since ARISE was established over two decades ago, it has trained and certified 5,284 Group Facilitators who have taught over 4,011,242 documented hours of ARISE life-skills lessons across the United States. ARISE (ariselife-skills.org) is also being used in Canada, Jamaica, England, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bosnia, Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the Kingdom of Bahrain. ARISE curricula are presently being translated into Kazakh, Russian. Requests for translations have also come in from as far away as Pakistan and South Africa.
For more information, or to schedule a training, please call Yasmin Isaacs toll free: +1 (888) 680-6100 or visit the website.