It's Your Life Assembly or Advisory Class Programs
"It's Your Life" (IYL) is based on extensive qualitative research conducted by the Youth Transition Network (YTN) with over 3,000 adolescents. IYL was tested with Durango School District 9R for two years at Keys to High School Success where it was one of the top rated sessions by 8th grade students and high school mentors.
"It's Your Life" is engineered to holistically address the issues identified in our research. IYL seeks to draw upon every students’ internal desire to achieve through an interactive self-discovery process. To accomplish this IYL draws students into discussions through interactive exercises that help them identify their frustrations, motivation issues, hurts and escapes. Interwoven into these activities are concepts and information that help students understand the adolescent brain, the redefinition of childhood, core values, and the importance of understanding themselves, situations and strengths.
A majority of students develop self-understanding and a greater vision for their future. This leads to a willingness and even desire to establish some near and mid-term objectives and goals that are documented and placed in strategic locations. IYL concludes by helping students consider if the direction they are currently taking will help them achieve the future success they desire.