Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education
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.
I had no idea that when I wrote a book about my life that it would change so many others.
When I walk into a school, from middle school to college, I am humbled and honored when both students and educators tell me they “could not put down that book”.
Students excitedly reading and actively learning
My memoir, Life After Birth- A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother, was the launching pad for S.O. What! helping people to live no judgment, no excuses lives. The S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum and workbooks use my journey from insecure child to successful adult to help youth and young adults create make better choices for their own lives. Incorporating higher learning standards for English Language Arts, the curriculum uses a relatable, non-fiction text to build literacy skills and teach youth valuable life lessons.
With a focus on overcoming obstacles, eliminating excuses, and calculating choices, the curriculum address the topics impacting the success of youth and young adults. From core issues like self-esteem and how to love themselves to practical skills like how to manage time and even how to buy a car or a house, the curriculum helps students exam the various issues that I encountered and what I learned from my mistakes and experiences.
Students enjoy it because it deals with many of the same situations and challenges they deal with daily. Dealing with bullying and low self-esteem, relationships, and peer pressure are just a few of the topics that impact youth and often lead to devastating consequences. The curriculum also addresses issues that students can aspire to achieving like getting a job in school, going to college, buying a car and buying a house, all while dealing with life’s challenges and overcoming obstacles.
Educators appreciate because students want to read and participate with the program. It curriculum teaches citing evidence, sequence, vocabulary, writing, and active discussions as well as life skill and character education that students need to be successful in life, school, and careers.