Leading the SWAT Leadership Academy and the SWAT Youth Foundation has provide a wealth of knowledge through first had experiences with youth. Opportunities to encourage youth to become positive images in their homes, communities, and schools has been my experience for more than 12 years, serving in other roles as a youth pastor and mentor. Mr. Tucker has worked in the human resources field for more than 18 years as a human resources director, serving adults and families as a talent coach, career development coach and life coach. He has taken the same knowledge, skills and abilities he has used to structure the lives of adults, and created a simple and practical way to prepare youth ages five to 18 years of age to become productive in their communities. At risk youth and their families, as well as communities and school systems will benefit from these activities as they teach basic skills needed to make important decisions in life. We will provide educational programs for children and youth ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. The following format will be used to educate the children: • Introduction to the topic – the lesson is introduced to stimulate an interest in the topic and to determine what the youth know and have experienced. Various educational methods will be used, such as a discussion, a game, a brief statement, or a similar method. • Sharing of information – concepts, skills, and information will be presented to the youth. This presentation is given by the leader in a variety of methods, such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, group activities, role playing, games and/or discussions. • Activity – the youth will practice using the skills presented in the lesson. This is important to reinforce what was taught. Various methods will be used such as games, role playing, discussions, small group projects, or similar methods. • Personal application – the youth will be encouraged to take what has been learned and practice the material with the instructor and their peers during the session. They will also be encouraged to put this knowledge to use in their homes, schools, and communities.
The curriculum presented is best suited for the facilitator teaching style. It allows instructors to promote self-learning and help students develop life and soft skills while allowing them to retain knowledge that leads to their ability to cause change as they desire a greater self-actualization.
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• Graduate of Troy State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science and Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. • Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Leadership/Organizational Leadership with City University of Seattle, WA
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