COACHING IN SCHOOLS – PORJECTO +
Coaching is a development tool that allows you to define and achieve your goals. It can be applied in several areas of your life. In our case, we are specialized in developing social and emotional skills in adults but specially in teenagers.
Nowadays, our teenagers are facing several problems of self-esteem, self- motivation, self- knowledge, lack of compassion, isolation from the outside world, and low capacity of assertive communication.
Our goal is to bring coaching to schools, working with teenagers for an entire year, during the classes, with weekly sessions of 1h30m.
During the coaching sessions we will talk about self-knowledge, self-esteem and other emotions such: fear, blame, anger, leadership and nonviolent communication. The teen will learn how to deal with their emotions and life challenges, to find their own solutions and act.
The benefits of coaching in schools have been proven in different countries such Brazil, EUA and England, but in Portugal this is a “first time”/ innovative project. It’s our belief that we will improve our education system and teenagers life. Below some of the direct benefits:
#1. Increase of self-esteem, self-knowledge and other self;
#2. Improvement of the cognitive behavior;
#3. Improve the ability to work in teams;
# 4. Increase resilience;
# 5. Improve internal and external communication;
#6. Improving educational outcomes;
#7. Improving social skills;
# 8. Social inclusion of young people;
# 9. Reduction of aggressive behavior: bullying, self-mutilation, among others.
# 10. Reduction of pathological behaviors: depression, anxiety, obesity, addictions (drugs and alcohol), among others.
# 11. Increase the employment data;
We have already establish a partnership with 2 schools in order to develop our project and measure the impact. Our intention is to carry the coaching to all Portuguese schools.
Since schools don’t have budget to support us, we need your help to develop it.
Finally, the project is being supported by IES – Social Business School ((http://www.ies-sbs.org/).
BUDGET AND DUE DATES
This project has a year school duration, aims to test and evaluate the model developed and study the impact on the development of teenagers in school context. After the implementation and evaluation of the initial sample (4-6 classes), it will be possible to use funding programs for social entrepreneurship.
The actual costs of the project are higher than the 5,000€, over 35 weeks, with a minimum of 4 classes (about 120 teenagers).
It is estimated an expenditure of 1,000€ materials (cardboard, balloons, photocopies, mirrors, markers, and others.); 1,000€ on fuel for travel between schools and 2,000€ for symbolic payment of coaching sessions (more than 200 hours of coaching).