The RISING UP: Coaching Program has been developed to help school counselors increase their campus wide reach. With student performance, teen angst, and relational issues at the forefront of every student, parent, and educator’s mind, it has become necessary for professional school counselors to extend their services beyond the traditional counseling services that many have been expected to offer.
In this program, school counselors will work with older students (coaches) to “coach” younger students through various self-development modules. Based on a curriculum that can last from three months up to ten months a team of 20 – 50 coaches should be able to reach 600 – 1,000 students across the implementation of this program. All coaching sessions can be completed during in-class guidance sessions, advisory periods, special meetings, or through after-school/lunch time activities.
Ultimately, every student in the RISING UP: Coaching Program will have a better understanding of who they are and why these life skills matter so much to their personal development.
The coaches and students in this program will learn the importance of:
• Building Relationships & Understanding Self
• Decision-Making & Goal Setting
• Career & Family Exploration
• Choices & Consequences
• Overcoming Adversity & Building Resilience
“My students rocked RISING UP today. So proud of them! It is because of students like them and programs like RISING UP that I am reminded of why I love what I do.”
- Jose Texidor, School Counselor – Garcia Middle School
“RISING UP has motivated and empowered our PAL students to take ownership in their ability to be a coach and role model on campus.”
- Nicole Agnes, School Counselor – Talbert Middle School
“RISING UP is something that does more than put a band aid on a school. IT COULD CHANGE THE ATMOSPHERE OF A SCHOOL FOR A LIFETIME!!!”
- Sharon Davis, Executive Director – Contact Lubbock, Inc.