Students lacking confidence? Staff need a boost?

Need a FUN way to get students future ready?

We provide learner-centered reflective tools that help you ...

Connect with K to College Students

and Increase Self-Awareness to Support Mental Health

Let's Create Brighter Futures

Scaffold learning with our highly-interactive discovery game ... made into a companion and reflective take-action journal.

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT TOOLS

That GALVANIZE Students, Families, and Staff

Discovery Game for
Mentoring to Large Groups

$39.95

  • Engage up to 52 people ages 5 to 105
  • Think-Pair-Share with 52 of “THE BIG QUESTIONS” in your lives
  • Get kids to interact, have FUN, listen, and learn about others
  • Build capacity and foster resilience with 104 inspirational quotes
  • Play with purpose using 12 national award-winning enrichment activities
  • Get future ready and develop transferable skills for college and/or career readiness
  • Talk, laugh, listen, collaborate, learn how to critically think, and creatively problem solve to overcome obstacles in their lives like Einstein did
  • Use by itself or move inspired talk to action with the companion reflective take-action journal 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset by Jim Cantoni
  • Create Connections. Strengthen Relationships.

GET FUTURE READY
Complete Kit for 25 Students

$399.95

  • Spark the conversations you really want to have with students
  • Includes 25 take-action journals and 1 discovery game (=$16 per student)
    • Get all ages to interact and learn about others with Teamwork and FamilyPlay™
    • Move inspired talk to action with the companion reflective take-action journal 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset
    • 25 qty Positive Pen™ to spread positive vibes and complete the activities
    • 25 qty Dream Tags™ for Think-Pair-Shares
    • 25 qty I Dream. Believe. Achieve.™ Wristbands
    • 25 hardcopy surveys (or Google Forms)
  • Measure the results-based outcomes

Companion and Reflective Take-Action Journal

$9.95

per student

  • 1 Mini-Workbook – A Reflection and Take-Action Journal
    • Answer 52 of “THE BIG QUESTIONS” like in our discovery game
    • Help all students journal and express thoughts and feelings
    • Change negative to positive thinking about their future
  • Increase self-awareness and get inside their world
    • Learn what is holding kids back from reaching their potential
    • Discover passion. Find purpose. Create paths to success.
    • Identify goals with next steps and set kids up for success
  • Develop leaders and stretch minds of Gifted & Talented students
  • Give Voice. Gain Insight. Link Learning.™
    • Support Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for well-being

7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset by Jim Cantoni.

Empowering thousands of youth and adults since April 2013.

Positive. Purposeful.
Productive Play.™

At Realizing Dreams our passion is to help you connect schools, families, and communities for student success.

We provide Einstein inspired and infused learner-centered reflective tools that enhance lives now, and in the future. Our hands-on discovery tools help you increase self-awareness, change attitudes, and influence positive behaviors to get students future ready. They are highly-interactive, evidence-based, national award-winning, and inexpensive from a one-time cost of only $.99 to $21 per student.

What Students Accomplish

What Educators Gain

I invite you to join in the Realizing Dreams movement. Contact us or call 414-EMPOWER (414.367.6937) with any questions about our reflective tools and discovery workshops for professional development that inspire staff and create connections to boost achievement for student success.

Together, we will inspire potential, synchronize generations, and transform lives™ in school, work, health, life, and play.

Jim Cantoni, Founder of Realizing Dreams, Author of 7 Steps for EMPOWERING YOUTH: Self-Awareness Developing GRIT and a Growth Mindset

Give inspiration … Get inspired.™

Watch our videos. You’ll hear and see, It’s POSITIVELY EMPOWERING™.

– Jim Cantoni (not the weatherman:)

CEO, Author, Game Creator, and Founder of RealizingDreams.us

Proactive. Preventative. Visible Impact.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for Mental Health and Well-Being

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin

IMAGINE … What happens when students PLAY, LEARN, COLLABORATE, CREATIVELY PROBLEM SOLVE, and CRITICALLY THINK like EINSTEIN did?

E to the third power is engage, equip and empower in minutes, not months and a Realizing Dreams teaching strategy and Einstein inspired and infused formula for exponential achievement in school, work, health, life, and play.

WE TRANSFORM LIVES AND NOW CAN SOLVE BIGGER PROBLEMS TOGETHER…

In a game-style of play the Realizing Dreams hands-on and life-changing workshops help you engage studentsequip staff, and meaningfully empower families as partners who quicklyRealizing Dreams.us It's Positively Empowering gain insight how to personalize and link learning.

The outcomes of our learner-centered enrichment get kindergarten to college students to talk, listen to others, spark meaningful conversations that open communication, create connections, and strengthen relationships by bringing diverse people of all ages together on common ground. We’ve found, students confidence goes up, focus improves, and they want to take more initiative in their learning. Kids are HAPPY.  Educators smile and parents and grandparents are PROUD. (see and hear it for yourself on our videos)

Afterall, we all want to boost achievement and increase student success with transferable skills for college and/or career readiness. We all want to inspire all ages with social and emotional learning for mental health and well-being…and leave the world a better place.

'I feel empowered. I learned to think of school less stressfully.'

– Josh, age 16, high school student leader

Fran Kennedy NEASC, Associate Director, Commission on Public Schools, New England Association of Schools and CollegesIn 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset, Jim Cantoni gives students a voice and choice in life.

Through this reflective action journal, Jim helps students reflect on their passion, discover purpose, and find their path, while moving their inspired thoughts to clear, actionable steps that enkindle potential to impact their lives.

Like a “GPS,” step-by-step, Jim’s book helps educators and parents transform student lives and bolster educational and emotional health. In 7 Steps, Jim helps you ‘synchronize generations’ and put students and adults on the same page about plans for their future.’

– Fran Kennedy

Associate Director, Commission on Public Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges,  2015 Connecticut High School Principal of the Year, Retired Principal Berlin High School, and editor of Cracking the Code to Student Success: Advancing Human Potential in Education and Health – by Jim Cantoni, Founder of Realizing Dreams

Change Attitudes. Influence Positive Behaviors.

“7 Steps for Empowering Youth sparked discussion with a young child
about the idea of how to impact the outcome of their lives.”

a very happy Grandmother

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Students and Staff Meet the Author and Get their Books Signed

Meet the Author Jim Cantoni 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset. Also author of Cracking the Code the Student Success: Advancing Human Potential in Educaiton and Health
Meet the Author Jim Cantoni 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset. Also author of Cracking the Code the Student Success: Advancing Human Potential in Educaiton and Health