High School Advisory and SEL Development

High School Students - Grades 9-12th

The LEAD Academy Solution

High school students face an increasing need for social and emotional development as they navigate the challenges of adolescence and prepare for their future. The pressures of academic performance, peer relationships, and self-identity can lead to stress, anxiety, and conflicts. Without proper guidance and support, students may struggle with emotional self-awareness, self-regulation, and effective decision-making. These challenges can impact their overall well-being and academic success.

Social-Emotional Planner for Student Empowerment

This innovative Social-Emotional Planner is designed to empower students and enhance their self-efficacy, mental health, and emotional intelligence. This planner is a powerful tool that fosters self-awareness, gratitude, and personal growth. It also aids school staff in facilitating advisory lessons effectively, creating a supportive and emotionally intelligent school environment. 

The Leader Advantage Planner and Journal for 9th Grade SEL Advisory
The Leader Advantage Planner and Journal for 10th Grade SEL Advisory
The Leader Advantage Planner and Journal for 11th Grade SEL Advisory
The Leader Advantage Planner and Journal for 12th Grade SEL Advisory

Key Features and Benefits:

Daily Journal Entries

  • Promotes Self-Reflection: Students can record their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, fostering self-awareness.

  • Emotional Outlet: Journaling provides a safe space for students to express and manage their emotions, reducing stress and anxiety.

  • Tracking Progress: Consistent journaling helps students track their personal growth and recognize patterns in their behavior and emotions.

Gratitude Practices

  • Cultivating Positivity: Encourages students to acknowledge and appreciate the positive aspects of their lives, leading to improved mental health.

  • Increased Empathy: Gratitude exercises foster empathy by helping students recognize the contributions of others to their well-being.

  • Stress Reduction: Practicing gratitude can reduce stress and enhance overall emotional well-being.

Weekly Activities

  • Emotional Intelligence Building: Weekly activities are designed to enhance emotional intelligence by exploring various emotions, their triggers, and healthy coping strategies.

  • Social Connections: Promotes bonding among students by engaging in activities that require teamwork and collaboration.

  • Life Skills Development: Weekly activities may include goal-setting, problem-solving, and conflict resolution, preparing students for real-world challenges.

Student Benefits

School Staff Benefits

Alignment with CASEL's 5 Core Competencies

The Leader Advantage daily journal section of the planner aligns with CASEL’s 5 Core Competencies as follows:

The daily journal encourages students to reflect on what they are grateful for and what would make their day a “win.” This practice fosters self-awareness by helping students recognize and appreciate the positive aspects of their lives, which contributes to a positive self-perception and emotional well-being.
The section includes a focus on setting intentional goals for the day, whether they are personal, athletic, or academic. This aligns with self-management skills as students learn to plan their day and take intentional actions to achieve their goals.
While the primary focus is on individual reflection, the practice of gratitude and setting affirmations can lead to increased empathy and social awareness. When students appreciate the positive aspects of their lives and practice affirmations, they may be more understanding and supportive of others.
The daily journal may indirectly contribute to relationship skills by promoting a positive and self-affirming mindset. When students feel better about themselves, they are often better equipped to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and adults.
The reflective component of the journal, where students evaluate their wins and consider if anything got in their way, aligns with responsible decision-making. It encourages students to assess their actions, recognize areas for improvement, and make responsible choices in the future based on their reflections.

The Leader Advantage Social-Emotional Planner is a comprehensive solution that supports students in their personal growth journey while providing school staff with the tools they need to facilitate impactful advisory lessons.

This planner contributes to the holistic development of students and the creation of a positive school culture.

"Most of all we are giving kids confidence, we are giving kids resources, we are giving kids outlets to be able to take it to the next level, we are giving them the confidence they may not have."
Howard Harrison
Athletic Director, Monroe Woodbury Central School District

College Recruiting Manual & Workshops

Career Readiness: College Edition Roadmap

College & career readiness - For student athletes

Student-athletes in high school often face the intricate challenge of navigating the complexities of college recruiting, NCAA eligibility, NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) opportunities, and the need for increased confidence and clarity regarding their future. These unique challenges can be overwhelming, and student-athletes may lack the knowledge and support needed to succeed in these areas.
The “College Readiness Workshop Series” provides a tailored solution to address the specific needs of student-athletes. This comprehensive series offers structured workshops and webinars designed to equip student-athletes with the knowledge and skills required to excel in college recruiting, understand NCAA eligibility requirements, leverage NIL opportunities, and gain the confidence and clarity needed for their future.

The series covers crucial topics, including:

College Recruiting Guidance

Providing insights and strategies for student-athletes to effectively navigate the college recruiting process, connect with coaches, and showcase their talents.

Discovering your F.I.T:

Is it just right for you, does it match up with your values and aspirations with enough resources to help you become who you aspire to be, and is it safe and actually has what you need/require.

NCAA Eligibility Support

Offering guidance on meeting NCAA eligibility requirements, including academic and athletic standards, to ensure student-athletes can compete at the collegiate level.

NIL Opportunities

Exploring the emerging landscape of Name, Image, and Likeness opportunities, empowering student-athletes to make informed decisions and leverage their personal brand.
This tailored solution is dedicated to helping students and athletes not only succeed in their sport but also make informed decisions about their future education and career. It equips them with the essential tools and knowledge to thrive in the college recruiting process, NCAA eligibility, NIL opportunities, and in gaining the confidence and clarity needed for their future endeavors.

Career readiness - For ALL students

Career Readiness: College Edition Roadmap for All Students

Clarity, Confidence, Career Manual & Workshops

Students, regardless of their backgrounds or career aspirations, often face the common challenge of being ill-prepared for the transition from education to the workforce. They may lack the clarity and self-confidence needed to make informed decisions about their academic and career paths. This lack of preparedness can result in uncertainty, missed opportunities, and unfulfilled potential.

The “Career Readiness – Clarity, Confidence, Career” workshops offer a comprehensive solution by addressing the universal challenge of career readiness for all students. These workshops focus on fostering self-confidence and providing clarity regarding academic and career paths. By equipping students with these essential attributes, they are empowered to unlock their full potential and embark on purpose-driven careers. This solution ensures that students, regardless of their backgrounds or career aspirations, have the tools and guidance they need to confidently navigate their academic and professional journeys, ultimately leading to greater success and fulfillment.

Schools today are facing the challenge of nurturing well-rounded individuals who are not only academically successful but also socially and emotionally aware, self-confident, and equipped for college and career success. This multifaceted task requires addressing various dimensions of a student’s development, from academic preparedness to emotional intelligence.

Session One

Dedicated to exploring personal passions and interests, with participants identifying areas of curiosity and related challenges. They brainstorm creative solutions and reflect on their personal connections to these issues, establishing a strong foundation for self-discovery.

Session Two

Participants shift their focus to evaluating potential career and study paths aligned with their identified problems. They research potential careers, college programs, and majors, helping them to make informed decisions about their future endeavors. This session culminates in the prioritization of a particular problem and the outlining of actionable steps for further exploration.

Through these meticulously designed components, The L.E.A.D. Academy ensures that students and athletes are equipped with the tools and skills needed to excel in their athletic pursuits, academics, and personal growth.

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