Our Unique Elementary School Program
Following a bottom up approach, Ignite taps into your most powerful resource—your students, to be part of the solution by giving them a voice in helping shape the character in your building! Ignite will partner with your school to garner this influence with an initiative that creates positive peer influence by having students lead students and model character traits.
We train your students to be your ‘Ambassadors of Character'. Imagine your students modeling positive character traits, empowered to be the change they wish to see and taking more ownership/responsibility in their own educational experience.
Student Ambassadors are trained to visit classrooms each month and discuss a unique theme each month.
They are trained to use experiential activities and lead meaningful discussions. We use clips from popular movies like Shrek, Cars, Over the Hedge, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more, to illustrate, for example:
- What ‘respect’ means
- What ‘honor’ looks like
- How ‘being responsible’ affects you and others, etc...
Ignite trains your Character Ambassadors initially and then every month, using the art of facilitation, in the following life skill areas
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
- Communications & Debriefing
- Problem Solving
- Goal Setting
- Creative processing
Ignite also uses regular feedback from students, staff and classroom teachers to enhance student training each month for maximum impact. You can choose from an initial 3 month initiative or a ‘yearlong’ 7 month initiative. Ignite can customize the character implementation initiative for your school.