Three ways to IMPACT School Culture

The YOGOWYPI Experience

The quickest and most immediate way to have a positive impact on school culture is to host
The YOGOWYPI Experience All School Assembly at your school. The experience is interactive, and provides key messages and talking points that teachers can go over with students when they get back to class. The assembly covers:

 

  • Growth Mind-Set

  • Getting past our conditioning and what holds us back

  • How choices today affect our future

  • The Power of Creating Meaningful Relationships

  • Leaning to laugh at ourselves and keys for enjoying where we are now

  • Responsibility is Our Ability to Respond: Our past does not equal our future and how we respond to our setbacks is a game changer

  • The 4-2 Principle: People will remember you either based on what you did “for” them or what you did “to” them.

The School Unity Project

The School Unity Project is the cornerstone for creating positive school culture because it is an in-depth experience. The assembly covers a broad range of topics, is fast-moving and highly interactive. The School Unity Project Project, while highly interactive, is a very focused experience that centers around “Building Meaningful Relationships. The program takes 2.5 hours and is best when done with 90-125 participants per session. (We can do as many and 150)

School Unity Project Session:

1. We “play" to gain trust in the beginning. A couple of interactive activities that are based upon these concepts: 

 

  • “When we expand our network we increase our networth” 

  •  It’s About Time: “it’s not what we do, but how we do i

  • Are we willing or eager. The Eager Approach creates a compelling future. People gravitate toward positive energy.

 

 2. Building Depth and Meaning: We engage in an interactive discussion on the topic: "The quality of our relationships affect the quality of our lives.”

 

  • In relationships we can’t get what we are not eager to give

  • All Relationships Matter: Peers, Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Mentors and even perceived enemies

3. We deal with our own personal ego, and how ego sometimes builds barriers to building community.

 

  • Through a meaningful experience and activity we look at personal judgements that we sometimes place on ourselves and others, and how getting past those perceptions creates a completely different mind-set on how we view all of our relationships

        including our relationship with ourselves.

 

4. The session concludes with shares, thank-you’s and sometimes apologies about what we are going to different in the future, how we will handle situations that sometimes lead to drama, and steps we can take to creating a kinder school community. 

The YOGOWYPI Experience &
The
School Unity
Project Combined

Many schools opt to do “The YOGOWYPI Experience” combined with a School Unity Project. This is the best way to positively affect school culture. The size of your school really determines how you will take on this initiative.

  • Small schools (Schools with few than 150 students can accomplish the assembly and ’SUP in one day.

  • Schools larger than 150 can choose a multiple day experience.

  • If your school size is around 600 we can do an assembly then follow-up with four sessions over three days starting with the seniors on  the afternoon of the first day (assembly day) then Juniors the next morning, Sophomores in the afternoon, and Freshman in the morning of the last day. Then in subsequent years we would make the ‘SUP a part of the first year transition experience for the freshman.

  • Another option would be to choose one class to go through the ’SUP each year after the assembly, then every year we would work with  for example the sophomore class.  We have had schools do it in all ways. Some administrators like to have freshman, some like to use the experience as a way to set the tone for the Seniors as they enter their senior year, some choose sophomores only and some choose  to do it with the Juniors at the end of their Junior year to prepare  them for their Senior year. Any way we choose we can make it a valuable part of building school culture.