With school budgets being cut, our schools need help providing purposeful student-centered enrichment. When budget is not there, and since 2005, Realizing Dreams has gone into schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, summer camps and more for free. Please donate today to support Realizing Dreams Youth Empowerment Summits and our programs that inspire student potential, equip teachers with new teaching strategies, and engage families as partners in learning. Together, through our collective impact we can, and will support student achievement and success.
In a game style of play, elementary, middle, high school and college students express their thoughts and feelings about their strengths, passion, interests, hopes, dreams, and goals in life.
Depending on group size, in 45 to 90 minutes, students create a personal “Game Plan” for a successful future.
See below for our "3 Step Game Plan" and "How it Works" or call 860.657.0770 or click here to Email us.
Express thoughts and feelings about your future. Talk, laugh, share, and learn more about each other’s strengths, passion, interests, hopes, dreams and goals in life.
Within 90 minutes, kindergarten to college students create a personal “Game Plan for a Successful Future”. Educators and parents gain insight and learn how to link learning to what brings kids alive so they thrive.
Let’s keep it simple…
You provide the place, students, staff and/or families.
We bring the interactive hands-on program, materials, inspiration and positive energy.
Participants are engaged, have FUN and help lead the Realizing Dreams: YES! … Youth Empowerment Summit activities.
Depending on group size, we have, and can engage, equip and empower™ all ages (5 to 70+) within 45 to 90 minutes.
We encourange staff, parents and caring adults to participate and if they want, even complete the action journal. After all, we believe that life is more fun when we are Realizing Dreams in Teams™.
Increase self-awareness, be happier, more confident, and feel very empowered!
Be inspired as you identify your Top 5 Strengths, and:
Express your thoughts of what you want to do in school, work, life and play.
Discover more of who you really are and find your internal drive that brings you alive and makes you thrive.
Create simple, quick, yet powerful research-based action plans using GETTING SMARTR™ Goals that clearly show you how you are going to get there.
Continue your journey and take home your keepsake reflective action journal, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset
- Build confidence and unlock student potential.
- Make it easier for School Counselors to complete Student Success Plans (SSP’s).
- Support teachers and parents in student motivation to learn.
Clearly see how to create powerful connections and better relationships with students in school, after-school programs and as postive role models at camp
Quickly gain insight to help our young people identify strengths and discover what motivates them to do the best in their life
Inspire students to change mindsets and behaviors and make better choices to support social and emotional learning (ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors)
Make it easier for School Counselors to complete Student Success Plans (SSP’s) – even starting in Kindergarten
Learn how to help students create their own plans to overcome obstacles, including any worries or fears that may be preventing our young people from reaching their potential
“The book, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth is a simple tool for youth, their parents or any “trusted” adult to work together to develop a plan, a mindset, and goals for the future.
At the Realizing Dreams Family Empowerment Seminar in East Hartford using the reflective action journal, “7 Steps for Empowering Youth”, youth were able to talk about and create personal game plans for their future dreams and goals with their parents.
We were able to witness the active parent-child collaboration and communication that this book can stimulate. It has the ability to enhance and link learning to the educational achievement and success of their children.
This short video of what families found will touch your heart. My 19-year-old son Nathan joined us. – Jim Cantoni, Founder
1) Do-It-Yourself – get our self-explantory tools
2) Train-the-Trainer / Staff Professional Development / Family Engagement – On Site or Online
3) Invite us in to facilitate a Realizing Dreams: YES! Youth Empowerment Summit at your school, camp, or community organization.
“Together, we can and will inspire potential, synchronize the energy and experience of generations and transform everyone’s lives.”
– Jim Cantoni, author of Cracking the Code to Student Success