What is the "Greatness Academy?
A research-based approach to helping students connect a quality education to their future financial well-being (click here to review some of our data). The Greatness Academy promotes a 3-step process to excellence:
1. We meet you where you are.
2. Through a process of heightened awareness, we help you qualify what you know and don't know.
3. We provide you proven practices and strategies designed to help you reshape the academic landscape enabling you to view education as a means to gain control, and attract the life of your dreams.
We believe that people energetically, vigorously, and intentionally, participate in activities and processes that generate a personal reward. Our objective, therefore, is to position academic proficiency and high achievement as the means to a great and prosperous life. Delivering that message to the point of individual agency is our ultimate objective.
Never underestimate the power of a "Visual Success," on your campus. Greatness Academy members are groomed to be leaders. Pride in one's appearance, as well as, academic accomplishments are key principles taught at the academy.
The privilege of being an on or off-campus ambassador ranks high among participants. Positive eye contact, a firm handshake, confidence, and effective communication, are but a few of the tenets our ambassadors must master before putting those teachings on display.
When young men model positive behavior and academic prowess it impacts and influences other young men to do the same. The modeling of excellent behavior gives others permission to display their highest levels of intellect. A subtle message spreads across your campus ... "It's alright to be smart," as a matter of fact, "Being smart is cool," author, Greatness Academy Participants.
Translating Life Skills Into Academic Proficiency.
A Specialized Curriculum
The challenge with most non-traditional "Life-Skill," development classes is, they are good at teaching students about the real world but struggle to move the move the needle academically. In other words, the students learns about networking and positive communications but that lesson learned doesn't show up on their test scores, nor does it result in improved attendance.
Our specialized curriculum is designed to motivate and inspire, as well as, impart strategies and techniques that are student-friendly and classroom ready. From the power of "Seeking Information on Your Own," to "Creating an Effective College and Career End-Game," the Greatness Academy is configured to turn soft skills into high student achievement.
Give Us Your Most Challenged Students.
If It Helps the Most Challenged Imagine What It Can Do For Everyone Else.
Principals or counselors generally identify student participants. Our typical candidate is the student who is experiencing challenges academically. Students who are straddling the fence are also prime candidates for the program. The program services low-to-mid risk students who may have some juvenile and behavioral challenges, as well as, students who are prone to high volumes of tardiness and absenteeism. Disengaged students can benefit from the information, along with and particularly, young men of color.
The course can be delivered via an elective, advisory, or pull-out. The curriculum is research-based and data-driven. A pre and post test is provided to the students to measure retention and identify areas for remedial instruction. "Self-Development equals Wealth-Development," is the motto of the program. Helping young people gain academic growth and proficiency, as well as, become college and career ready is our ultimate aim.
Also click here to read about the "Saggin to Suits," program - a part of the Greatness Academy.