Future Leaders Of The World Youth Program
Connect | Communicate | Contribute
Future Leaders Of the World (FLOW) will explore real-life experiences so our youth can better understand themselves and others. Our unique approach for building soft skills includes exercises and concepts based upon Neuro Linguistic Programing and Gestalt Coaching.
During each session, our youth will have a hands-on experiment for team building, along with group challenges to build communication skills.
The program incorporates our core principles of honesty, integrity, and excellence so that your youth will learn how to reconnect with themselves. One way they can do this is by unplugging from all devices to allow a deeper appreciation of nature and animals.
FLOW (Future Leaders Of the World) began as a passion project from observing and evaluating the stressors our youth are presented with every day; things like social pressure, peer pressure, and threats in the schools. Over the years I’ve noticed they are becoming distant, less verbal, and overly dependent on those little devices they hold in their hands—their phone. Many are awkward with social interaction and believe Snapchat is a perfectly acceptable way to communicate; it is less scary than talking face to face.
The overall intent of this program is to see the youth of today become effective communicators, compassionate listeners, and responsible contributors to the community. Even more, it creates adults who influence with integrity, lead by example, and adapt with ease.
Since this generation will become future leaders, A Balanced Life For You has developed an innovative and vital program. FLOW addresses all the aforementioned, as well as skills to cope with stress, anxiety, bullying, etc. Furthermore, it offers tools and resources to strengthen self–confidence, increase self–awareness, and build self–esteem.
Begining June 2020, FLOW will take shape in the form of a week long, daytime program where our youth will be supported in small groups as they build upon fundamental life skills.
FLOW In The News
Recently, the FLOW program was featured in our local WITN news! Their story focused on how the FLOW Spring Break Program uses horses to help teenagers learn how to communicate, build self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork.
Partnered with a horse, teams are encouraged to be creative, innovative, accept responsibility and accountability to ultimately overcome barriers and achieve objectives. Through effective communication, participants recognize the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity to help guide them in their everyday life.
Read the full article and watch the video HERE
What Are Soft Skills?
Soft skills are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, career attributes, social intelligence, and emotional intelligence quotients,
Soft skills are different from hard skills. Hard skills are learned skills such as mathematics, plumbing, and engineering. They are measurable and quantifiable. Hard skills are directly relevant to the job to which you are applying.
Regardless of what activity or job you are seeking, you will need these soft skills if you want to excel.
TIP: Employers want employees who are able to interact effectively with others. These skills are also very hard to teach, so employers want to know that job candidates already have the soft skills to be successful.
Resource – The Balance Career
Focused Soft Skills with FLOW
Three of the most requested soft skills employers look for when hiring will be addressed during the week of camp.
Communication skills are important is almost every situation. You will use this skill with family, friends, school, employers, etc. You will also need to be a good listener. This happens when you understand the difference between hearing and listening.
A good leader knows how to make clear, concise decisions without the emotional attachment. A stong leader leads with confidence. A stong leader unsterstands how emotions can influence decisions and how to predict the potential outcome.
Do you work well with others?
It doesn’t matter if you are working on a team project, attending class or participating in activities, you need to be able to work effectively with the people around you; even if you do not always see eye to eye.
What To Expect
Each day we will have a variety of activities including games, building/creativity time, lunch, equine fundamental instruction, personal safety instruction, and more.
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