Grades 9-12 Curriculum

Mental Health Unit

Taking care of our mental health is so important to thriving as individuals. And yet, many of us struggle with it and then feel shame about struggling with it. In this series, we explore what it means to take care of our mental health and how to combat the shame and stigma that often comes with mental illness. Recognizing the complex and deeply personal dimensions of mental illness, this series specifically looks at anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.   
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Developing Resilience Unit

Failing has never been fun, whether its getting a C- when we wanted an A or failing our driver’s test (again). Increasingly, it also feels like the pressure to succeed is getting more and more intense. In this series, we take a critical look at how we see our failures, while exploring ways we can process them well, cope in healthy ways, and develop personal resilience.

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Leadership Unit

Many of us hear the word "leader" and immediately think it doesn't apply to us.  We feel we need to have a certain personality type or meet certain prerequisites, but when we dig deeper we find out that this isn't true. In fact, each person is fully capable of being a leader and being a good one at that. In this series, we explore what it means to be a leader in today's world. We look at 10 different beneficial ingredients in values-based leadership, including our motive, mindset, character traits, and skills.
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Body Image Unit

Body image is both mental and emotional. It is not just about what you see in the mirror, it is also about how you feel about your body when you look in the mirror. Having a healthy body image means that you truly accept yourself as you are right now. You don’t need to change in order to accept yourself. 

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Nutrition Unit

Understanding how our bodies work and knowing what our bodies need teaches us how to live a healthy and nutritious life. In this unit, students will be introduced to healthy living basics that will help them achieve their individual health goals.
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Girl Empowerment Unit

Body image, managing our relationships, and dealing with gossip are just some of the stressful things girls have to deal with on a daily basis. In this series, we get real on what it’s like being a teen girl through personal stories and talk about how we can navigate and respond to unique pressures that affect how we see ourselves in today’s world.

Social Justice Unit

Valuing every person doesn’t just mean the people we see in our lives every day – it also includes the people in our world that are neglected, forgotten, and unseen. In this series, we take a specific look at the issues homelessness, human trafficking, and fast fashion in order to learn how we can better value the unseen people affected by these issues and be a more conscious member of our world.

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