FAQs for the Uplifting After School Workshop™

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Who created the eq it up! workshop?

The workshop was created by Aimee Clark, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and owner of AZ Growth and The Growth Vigilante and Founder of The Girl Uplifters Team™.

How is EQ it UP!™ Affiliated with the Girl Uplifters Team?

The EQ it UP! workshop integrates it's curriculum with the core mission and values of the G.U.T. Also 10% of all income earned from EQ it UP! will be donated to the upcoming Great Uplifters Team Gives charity.

Who will facilitate?

All facilitators will have experience with group facilitation, counseling and/or education with a special interest in children and group work. They will have completed the EQ it UP!™ Facilitator training.

Why do you have a Pre-Workshop meeting for the parents/guardians?

Although we are excited to plant some self, social, and emotional wellness seeds and really give the girls tools they can implement daily - all that we are doing needs to be reinforced at home. The Pre-Workshop Meeting will give the parents/guardians an opportunity to understand and practice what their children will learn - and also help them to apply it when needed. Our goal is to have this digital by early 2019.

What if I cannot attend the Pre-Workshop meeting?

Although it is best for you to be there, we will provide  written information as well as some demo videos of the tools to support you with reinforcing what is being taught at the workshop.

Will I receive any info about my child?

We will be observing each child as they go through the group. We will definitely provide insight and feedback when appropriate.

Will there be a class for boys?

We will be conducting a pilot class for boys in the 2018-19 school year. The curriculum is adjusted based on the typical EQ needs for boys.

What if we want to adjust some of the curriculum?

Because this is an optional after school activity, we leave it up to the discretion of the parents and guardians to communicate to us if there is any part of the curriculum that is not aligned with their desires, beliefs, etc. They will have the option to share that prior to the start of the workshop, and decide if it's a good fit. 

What assessments will be conducted?

Our goal is to create the most effective workshop, so we are gathering as much insight and feedback as possible. Therefore, we will have short and sweet assessments we will do before, at the 5th group, and the last group with both the child and the parent/guardian!

What will be the demographics of this workshop?

This first ever workshop will include grades 1st through 5th. We are trying for a well-rounded group, so will attempt to get about 10 students from each grade level.

How will you support the different stages of development?

The curriculum will include activities with the entire group, as well as breaking up into smaller groups to support the different stages of development. Once in the smaller groups, the facilitator will provide direction based on that grade level.

What if I believe my child has some special needs?

There will be an information sheet to be filled out and brought with you to the Pre-Workshop Meeting that will allow you to share that information.

What is Emotional Intelligence and why is it important?

EQ is extremely important. Having a high EQ gives us the ability to slow down, step back and assess what's happening when we feel a WAVE OF YUCK passing through. We self-regulate. We RESPOND versus REACT in a tough moment and, overall, practice emotional awareness, and then emotional self-care...which enables us to practice social awareness. We value EQ so much, that we dedicated a whole page to it. Read on.

How can we raise our child's EQ?

There are many ways to to this, but it all comes down to this: practice, reinforcement, repetition, modeling and engagement. Just like with their IQ, they need to have a "study" of emotions. This can be done in both Proactive and Reactive ways. Proactive is having a daily practice of emotional wellness. Reactive is knowing how to self-regulate and practice self-care during a challenging moment.

Will they raise their EQ at the Workshop™?

That is the goal! All of the curriculum is geared towards learning and practicing self-awareness and self-care through the different experiences that come with being a young girl in Elementary School.

How will I know how to help my child while she's taking the workshop?

You will receive a weekly email, along with a text message alert, that gives an overview of that week's curriculum and how you can support and reinforce what they are learning. Practicing with your child is an awesomely effective way to really do that.

 

 

OUR ACTIVITIES

We are continuously adding activities to support with uplifting one's self, and others. For this initial workshop, we will be trying different activities to see what works best for different age groups. Keep checking back! Click here to check the out!

LOGISTICS

Location: at your school
Dates: determined by the needs of the school
Times: right after school for one hour

OUR FACILITATORS

All of our facilitators have background in facilitation, counseling, and/or educational background and have completed the facilitator training specific to the curriculum.

WANT AN ASSEMBLY?

In partnership with the Girl Uplifters Team™, we also offer customized gatherings for Elementary Schools, either solely for girls or mixed gender!

THE EQ IT UP!™ CURRICULUM

All curriculum has been created, and is the intellectual property of  Aimee Clark and AZ GROWTH and The Growth Vigilante. Aimee is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a focus on Holistic Psychology. She has been in practice since 2002, taking special interest in Emotional Intelligence and self, social, and emotional wellness.

GIVING BACK

We at The Growth Vigilante are proud to be affiliated with The Great Uplifters Team Gives™ and The Girl Uplifters Team™. We will donate 20% of all income generated from EQ it UP! to them! Founded by Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark, and her daughters Maya & Olivia - the goal is to support children with uplifting themselves and others. Read on.

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