Need to increase registration of new students?

And, retention of your present students?

“Inspired” “Prepared” “I feel more confident” “Determined”

“Focused and motivated.” “Learned to think of school less stressfully.”

 – Berlin High School Students

Fran Kennedy Berlin High School NEASC“Students need the transferable skills that Jim Cantoni imparts through this training.

The high-impact activities offered by Realizing Dreams supports the ‘Vision of the Graduate’.”

– Fran Kennedy

Associate Director, Commission on Public Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Retired Principal, Berlin High School

2015 Connecticut High School Principal of the Year

A Powerful Way to Inspire Students with Confidence, Determination, and Motivation to Succeed

WHO

Your students or visiting kindergarten to college students. Parents, teachers, school counselors, educators, mentors, and extended families.

WHAT & WHERE

The Realizing Dreams: YES! Youth Empowerment Summit can be at your college or university during the day, in the evening or on the weekend.

WHEN

Realizing Dreams invites you to contact us. We will select a date, discuss business details and create our plan to have an empowering engagement on your campus.

“VISION of the GRADUATE”

Executive Summary

Our Realizing Dreams: YES! Youth Empowerment Summits help you attract visiting students and can also help you retain your present students by equipping ALL students with a personal “GPS”, Game Plan for a Successful future. Our Summits can be a one day or multiple day engagements with the same and others students, families, school counselors and teachers. 

Why else to host this? We all know that school funding for enrichment tools and activities has been drastically cut. Students need transferable skills and opportunities to grow personally for social and emotional learning, and professionally as they enter the workforce. To increase success, we plan our business goals, but when do we ever stop time and create a plan for our future? Realizing Dreams is a movement on a mission to change that and we invite you to join in!

OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT GOAL: STUDENT SUCCESS

Together, at your campus, we will connect schools, families, and communities to support their enrichment efforts and state mandated Student Success Plans(SSP’S). Jim Cantoni, founder of Realizing Dreams and author of Cracking the Code to Student Success will faciltate the Realizing Dreams: YES! Youth Empowerment Summit. Our collective impact goal is to equip ALL students with a personal “GPS”, Game Plan for a Successful future. Depending on your admissions and community outreach goals, the youth empowerment can one session from 90 minutes to 2 1/2 hours. We can also support your outreach goals with up to eight (8) different student success workshops on multiple days. We can even survey students and visitors to measure the impact and outcomes. You get data to wow your board of directors and use in newsletters and on social media. Of course, you can include time for a campus tour and presentations by your students and staff.

You can open up to the public or select the students from schools or summer camps of your choice, including empowering your employees children. As thoughts starters, you can promote your Realizing Dreams student success event to show how your college, university and it’s employees and students are helping students reflect on their passion, set GETTING SMARTR™ goals, and create a personal “GPS”, Game Plans for Successful futures on your website, in your Chamber of Commerce newsletters, towns community event calendar, on social media as well as news releases to local and national media.

AGENDA: Positive, Purposeful, and Productive Play.™

How does it work? Together, we will connect schools, families, and communities for student success in college and career. In a game-style of play, our Realizing Dreams: YES! Youth Empowerment Summit uses creative tools that help students express themselves and discover their “why”. We all want students to apply themselves, clearly see their path to success, and do the best in their lives.

Our Goal? Increase Student Success! Your current students can join in empowering themselves and visiting students. Ideally, visiting students will tour your campus. Thirty (30) minutes before meeting with students and other guests, your staff, mentors and caring adults learn how, then side-by-side help our young people ages 5 to 21+ reflect on and create plans to increase their future success. Your option to provide snacks for community building social time before or after the engagement.

Talk, Laugh, Learn about Each Others Hopes, Goals and Dreams for their Futures. In the next 90 minutes, Realizing Dreams will get all ages laughing, talking and learning about each other with our national award-winning team building game, Teamwork and FamilyPlay™ and empower youth through positive, purposeful play. Students inspired talk moves to action. The goal is to have ALL students create a personal “GPS”, Game Plan for a Successful future. To continue the momentum students will take home and can use in school, their game-changing reflective action journal, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset by Jim Cantoni

Realizing Dreams It's Positively EmpoweringTogether, we can, and will engage, equip and empower™ our students with a personal “GPS”, Game Plan for a Successful future. Our collective efforts with support the “Vision of the Graduate”, and realize everyone’s dreams and our young peoples dreams of becoming contributing, productive members in our global society. Thank you! Questions? Contact me or give me a call at 860.657.0770.

Yours in empowering our schools, families, and communities,

– Jim Cantoni, Founder of Realizing Dreams

Author of Cracking the Code to Student Success: Advancing Human Potential in Education and Health

“Jim, did and extraordinary job. Our kids got a lot out of it.

He makes kids look at the future.”

– Scott Kassouf, Stamford Recreation Services

Realizing Dreams Introduction and Overview

Summary: “What they got out of it is a clear road map to their success and it came from inside of them. It made it easier for me to get them focused on what they want to do in the future, like getting in to college and doing positive things in their life. It made it easier to make them change.-” Educator, Bridgeport, CT

Help kids feel they will be a “TON more successful”.

See a student empowering other students, minutes after completing her “GPS”, Game Plan for a Successful future.

“Now they are going to start accomplishing something.” – a proud Hartford dad

Together, we can help our schools make a positive difference in student lives!

Meet the Author

Jim Cantoni

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