ViA’s curriculum can be tailored to the individual needs and desires of your youth organization. It was developed in conjunction with the Life Skills Center at Virginia Commonwealth University and trialed in Boys & Girls Clubs in urban, suburban and rural settings. Our formal classroom training helps youngsters and teens learn the Core Values and skills that will enable them to succeed in life. Ideally the 10-session program is conducted over a 5-week period by a staff member trained by The Values Institute to deliver the curriculum.
Ten to 15 youngsters are in each group so everyone has an opportunity to be involved in the games and exercises designed to promote constructive behaviors. The Leader’s Guide is coupled with Activity Books and Posters and incorporates a short pre- and post-program evaluation instrument that can show to what degree the classroom training is accomplishing its objectives.