Tomorrow's Purpose™ Bootcamp
Lower test scores are not the worst consequence of illiteracy for these at-risk youth. Current research also indicates that poor reading and writing skills actually can set the stage for a lifetime of poverty (and/or the persistence of generational poverty) for criminal behaviors, and for substance use disorder (SUD). National statistics support these outcomes. (NCES.ed.gov)
This camp is designed to create student-authors and to mentor as well to monitor their development. Over the course of the one-week writing boot camp, students will develop their own storybooks from conceptualization to production, finishing the week with one complete, soft-cover paperback book along with a few character posters.
Be The Boss: Entrepreneurial Workshop™
The need to have a holistic view of every at-risk youth, i.e. accountable for and aware of the individual contexts in their lives, e.g. an unstable housing situation, being a part of a refugee/transitional household, etc.
Tomorrow’s Purpose™ 'Be the Boss: Entrepreneurial Workshop'™ is a networking project that implements a collaborative, cross-curricular assessment. Students participate in group discussions to plan writing agendas with clear goals and deadlines. Students can then develop either real or imagined experiences in order to create their storylines. Through key writing and reading strategies, students will develop stories that have relevant and descriptive details along with well-structured event sequences. Every student-writer will have an accountability buddy, ensuring that their books can be self-published prior to the end of their sixth week in 'Be the Boss.'™ This accountability allows student-writers to create an entrepreneurial project which builds character and healthy interdependent relationships. 'Be the Boss'™ is how at-risk student-writers learn self-sufficiency/resourcefulness by launching their own businesses and following their own entrepreneurial spirit. Additionally, improved reading and writing skills enhance their critical thinking and imagination while learning the logistics of business planning.
Pen & Paper
Creative Dreamers Youth Writing Program™
African Americans score lower than Whites on vocabulary, reading, and math tests as well as on tests that claim to measure scholastic aptitude or intelligence. Some of these achievement gaps are evident even before children enter kindergarten; and, the subsequent lifelong gaps can persist into adulthood. It has narrowed since 1970, but the typically Black Americans still score below 75% of White Americans on almost every standardized test.
Tomorrow's Purpose™ , the Pen & Paper, Creative Dreamers Youth Writing Program™ provides a holistic, and inclusive education approach, engaging entire communities by supporting students' desire to become more advanced storytellers, writers via entrepreneurship. The major content areas addressed include; Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Our curriculum focus on knowing the difference between those who succeed and how to foster an environment of continued success.