ABOUT THE PROJECT
The greatest gift of success you could give your child is to build their sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
Project Be You is designed to do just that by teaching and practicing soft skills. I, as a mom, realized there were few programs teaching soft skills that are IMPARITIVE for success. Academic knowledge alone is not enough to succeed anymore. Automated intelligence and the rise of technology in general is creating the NEED to teach and have kids practice soft-skills.
Project Be You was inspired by my two children. My oldest son needed a place to practice his communication and listening skills in preparation for college and job interviews and my youngest daughter needed a place to work on her self-esteem. My desperate search for such places came back with no results. I did what every parent would do - I created this, Project Be You.
Aristotle once said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” The US education system is equipping kids with the knowledge to make the difference; however, without communication and emotional intelligence it’s like receiving a nail without the hammer.
It’s time to pick up where Mr. Rogers left off, and revamp our outdated ideas of what it means to communicate with confidence and to embody emotional intelligence in words and action!
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
We started with just a few students as their parents wanted to do more for their kids and help them with real issues they were facing.
Today, four years later we have a group of students who are noticeably ahead of their peers. Our kids developed self-worth taught from years of learning about themselves, facing their emotions, accepting themselves and others and by making mistakes and not giving up.
We didn’t “practice” with hypothetical scenarios; we “performed” in real life situations. We practiced conflict resolutions by talking things out when we fought with one another, we earned money by creating products and then selling them to the public, figuring out what worked and what didn’t by just doing. We cried at our failures of losing at the first speech competitions and celebrated our victories of taking first places at the business fairs, and so much more.
Our students learned that failure is a part of the learning process, that not everyone can be a friend but should be respected, that compassion is more than just a word, and money doesn’t grow on trees or in their dad’s wallets.
Our kids still have a lot to learn, but already know their self-worth, feel confident, and show kindness.