|Full Name||The Circle Salt Spring Education Society|
Want to learn about our programs and the programming that your children will be receiving over the new academic year? Join us for a 1-hour Zoom meeting to learn more. This is a great opportunity to learn more about The Circle and its philosophy.
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Zoom, at the link below
The Circle’s Programs
Pass It On (PIO) is an after-school, cross-peer group mentorship program with intermediate students (as buddies) and high school students (as mentors). Its goal is to foster capacity for healthy relationships and support life transitions.
Young people need safe spaces to connect, to be vulnerable, to listen, and to be listened to without judgment. This simple act of meeting weekly, sharing deeply, and supporting those younger than them has a notable impact on all program participants.
Through the support of PIO, young people build confidence, self-awareness, empathy, acceptance of differences, and the ability to make better choices. The Circle offers two separate programs, one for boys and one for girls (cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive).
The Respect Project is an in-school program for Grades 6, 7, and 8 designed to offer students the opportunity to get to know one another better and learn about the foundational role respect plays in their lives.
Program goals are for students to a) understand and experience healthy, respectful relationships; b) become more aware of their own identify, feelings, and biases; c) develop verbal, nonverbal, and online communication skills and strategies to support respectful relationships.
Students are guided through a range of fun and engaging activities that introduce key concepts, and they are invited to share their opinions and ideas through small and large group discussions.
The Empathy Project, formerly Peace Kids, provides students in Grades 3 to 5 with the building blocks of social–emotional learning, to help them understand the value of their own stories and the stories of those around them.
Through a variety of activities, discussions, and improvisational theatre games, students explore topics such as emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, fairness, friendship, and appreciation in a way that's collaborative, spontaneous, memorable, and fun.
The program aims to equip students with some of the tools they'll need to navigate the tricky waters of their middle school years, with the long-term goal of helping to produce young people who are attuned and responsive to the emotional needs of the people in their lives, including themselves.
Our Mission: The Circle fosters healthy relationships in order to promote communities free of violence, bullying, discrimination, assault and abuse.
We do this by delivering innovative, evidence-based social-emotional educational programs for children, youth and adults and inspiring and training others to deliver our programs.
Our Vision: We envision inclusive and gender-equitable communities living violence-free.