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The Curious Abigails Curriculum

Grace Chapel Brockton

 

The Abigail Project

Curious Curriculum

Ages 11-19

 

Objective: The objective of this program is to empower preteens and teenage girls to strengthen the believe in themselves, understand their purpose, work on their goals and support each other in the process. This program is designed to have the girls select a few goals to work on throughout the year, while being supported in the process. They will have access to a coach and an accountability partner.

 

Session 1: Program Introduction

-Introduce the purpose of the program; set yearly goals, select accountability partners.

Session 2: Believe in Yourself. Love Yourself

Discussion question: Do you believe in yourself and do you love yourself? How? If not, why?

Teaching: Discuss the theory of belief. Beliefs are formed through what we experience and what we are taught by others.

Self-love is born from knowing the truth about yourself, that you are love.

Activity: – Lets identify the believes that keep us from understanding who truly are.

-Do The Sedona Method Exercise to let those feelings go.

-Make a list of 10 things you can do in this upcoming month more deeply believe and love      yourself.

 

Session 3:  Recap Meeting with other groups

Session 4: Being Successful in School and Beyond

Discussion question: What does success mean to you? What would you like to be successful at?

Teaching: Share the definition of success. Success can be felt;  is achieved through clarity of what you want, setting up a plan to get what you want, following up and acting on the plan, having support, faith and knowing that you deserve to be successful, for the greatest good of all.

Activity: Working in pairs, let’s create a success plan for the next month. Describe something you want to be achieving in the upcoming month. This should be something that can be done in 30 days in any area of your life; relationships, hobbies, school, work, home or church. Write down what you will do in the next 30 days to achieve what you want. Help each other, when you run out of ideas.

Session 5: Peer pressure and Being a Positive Influence

Discussion question: Do you experience peer pressure? How do you influence others? How can peer pressure and influenced be used in a positive?

Teaching: Definition of peer pressure and share examples. Describe and explain the theory of influence.

Activity:  Make a list of the people who influence you the most and how. Make a list of those who you influence. Is there someone that you want to stop from influencing you and people who you want to be influenced by.

Session 6:  Field Trip-Retreat

Student will select a place where they will like to go for a long day retreat.

Session 7: Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Actions

Discussion questions: Do you consider yourself to be responsible? Why or why not?

Teaching: Definition of responsibility is the ability to respond appropriately. Discuss examples of responsible and irresponsible behavior. Share ways that one can be more responsible through preparation, commitment and support.

Activity: Let’s make a plan to be more responsible together. Is there any area of your life that you want to take more responsibility in? What is it describing it in detail? How can you be more responsible through preparation, commitment and calling support?

Session 8: Your Connection with God and Higher Power

Discussion question: When was the first time you thought about God? What role do you believe God plays in our lives?

Teaching: Introduce versus of the bible that explain who God is and his role in our lives.

Activity: Create a commitment this month to do something that will strengthen your relationship with God.

Session 9: Healthy Relationships

Discussion: What do you believe makes up a healthy relationship? What does it mean to be in a relationship to someone or something?

Teaching: Define the terms healthy and to relate to something or someone in a healthy way. Define co-dependency and the term interdependence. Share ways that we can be more independent and also depend on each other and God.

Activity: Make a list of all the people that you have a relationship with, select three people you would like to work on improving your relationship. From the tips shared select one that you will commit to applying to better your relationship with the people you selected.

Session 10: Self Care and Nutrition

Discussion: What do you do to take care of yourself? Do you understand what good nutrition is?

Teaching: Explain what proper self-care is; proper hygiene, looking presentable, being around positive people, doing the right thing, exercise, eating well and spiritual support. Explain the food chart and the importance of eating healthy for proper development and performance.

Activity: Let’s make a plan together. What will you do this month to make sure your take better care of yourself? Make a list of 30 possible actions and commit to doing at least three.

Session 11: Embracing the Support and Mentors

Discussion: Who are the people that support you? Do you have a mentor or mentors?

Teaching: Define what genuine support is, give examples? Describe what a mentor is and what a mentor does? Share why it is important to not go about things alone and how to find mentors who can support you in your life.

Activity: Make a list of people you know who can be a mentor, are mentors or have been mentors in the past. Make a list of the qualities these people share. Commit to having a conversation with one of these people and asking them if they would be willing to mentor you. Share with them your goals, ask them how they can support you in your goals or share with them specific needs you may have around achieving success.

Session 12: Abigail’s Project Celebration and Presentation 

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