The S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education
Students excitedly reading and actively learning
What do you get when you combine a relatable, non-fiction text with a workbook using higher learning standards for English Arts to improve literacy and life skills?
The S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum- An innovative way to get youth engaged, reading, writing, thinking and learning how to deal with life, overcome obstacles, make good choices, and prepare for their futures.
The S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum guides students through my journey where they will explore the various issues that I encountered. They will discuss my mistakes and choices and examine their own. With a focus on helping students achieve success by overcoming their obstacles, eliminating their excuses, and calculating their choices, the curriculum addresses tough topics that impact students most. Because of the importance of parental involvement, parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the program.
Thank you notes from students
The S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum helps schools and organizations to:
Improve academic performance, standardized test scores, school attendance rates, graduation rates, and post-secondary attendance rates
Build digital literacy and STEM skills
Develop college and career goals and workforce readiness
Promote literacy, academic excellence, health-related and financial education
Build self-esteem and help students value themselves and their futures
Reduce bullying and violence and decrease discipline referrals
Encourage leadership, teamwork, and community involvement
Develop character and teach life skills to help students succeed in school and beyond
Improve emotional learning initiatives
“Reading Life After Birth had such a positive impact on my relationship with my sons. Because I saw pieces of myself in Summers’s story and how she was able to achieve her dreams it gave me the courage to push forward. I share Summer’s story with my sons to help them see that in spite of what life throws at you, with hard work and the right attitude you can be successful. As a single parent I know that the curriculum could help so many of our students. We have to provide our children with the resources that they need to achieve greatness. This curriculum is one of those resources”
Belinda SimpsonMother of Matthew Simpson, Shelby County Schools
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Get the book that started the S.O. What! Movement, Life After Birth- A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother.