GOING FOR GRIT FOR YOUNG ADULTS
The mental well-being of our adolescents is of paramount concern in today's rapidly changing world. Recent statistics reveal a troubling trend—a significant decline in adolescent mental health and resilience. Now more than ever, it's crucial to equip our high school students with the tools to navigate life's challenges.
That's why we developed "Going for Grit" specifically for young adults, a transformative course designed to fortify resilience, build grit, and foster essential skills for success in today's complex environment.
The Urgent Need for Resilience and Grit:
Recent studies show a concerning decline in adolescent mental health. Anxiety, stress, and feelings of inadequacy plague our young adults, impacting their academic performance and overall well-being.
The Solution Lies in Grit:
"Going for Grit" addresses this critical concern by focusing on cultivating resilience and grit in high school students in a holistic way. Drawing on Polson’s work in The Grit Factor and using The Grit Institute’s proprietary Grit Triad (™), this course is dedicated to empowering adolescents with the mental fortitude to thrive in the face of adversity.
What "Going for Grit" Offers:
1. Building Grit and Resilience:
Our curriculum is specifically designed to bolster resilience and grit among high schoolers. Through targeted modules and interactive sessions, students learn to navigate challenges with confidence and determination.
2. Critical Skills for Success:
Beyond resilience, "Going for Grit" nurtures teamwork and communication skills vital for success in today's interconnected world. Students develop the ability to collaborate effectively and articulate their ideas with clarity.
3. Empowering Future Leaders:
Equip your students with the essential toolkit for success. "Going for Grit" fosters leadership qualities, adaptability, and problem-solving skills necessary for future leaders.
How this course is structured
Six weeks of 45-50 minute modules intended to be taught by a facilitator to a cohort in class or after school,
Story based learning introduce diverse role models to reinforce concepts
Learning modalities from individual work to small group and large group discussions, role playing and more.
Detailed facilitator’s guide to ensure the success even of less experienced facilitators
Multiple forms of learning support for the cohort including short videos and audio files, as well as worksheet downloads
Each day begins with a short movement exercise and ends with a short meditation
Learning accompanied by The Grit Factor