You don't have to run away and join the circus. Bring juggling and skill toys to your organization instead. Encourage self-directed learning, growth mindset, and whole person well-being. Incorporate the tools as a focused part of meetings or make them available in common areas as a playful mental, physical, and social break. Either way, you don’t need to be an expert, but can learn alongside the group as you model goal setting and achievement. Perfect for tween/teen programs, college RA and LLC groups, as well as companies.
Client: State Library System in the Southeastern U.S. Challenge: Provide a new programming option for tween and teen librarians statewide. Strategy: Full-day training for 40 teen librarians focused on skill toy program implementation, teen social and brain development, and creating a culture of success. Combine with Skill Toy Kits for libraries to share and a follow-up webinar. Impact:
Some of the ways librarians implemented their training and used skill toys to engage teens:
Client: Boys & Girls Club affiliated camp in Southeastern U.S. Challenge: Implement a sustainable program for a high school leadership program in which teens from a major metropolitan area visit camp once a month for a leadership-in-training weekend. The skills they learn need to be applicable to their roles as counselors during summer camp. Strategy: Full-day team building for approximately 20 teens using juggling and skill toys to address the leadership theme. Combine with Juggling and Skill Toy Kits for continued practice during retreats and program implementation during the summer. Impact:
Client: State Library System in the Northeastern U.S. Challenge: Provide a new programming option for tween and teen librarians statewide. Strategy: Full-day trainings in three different regions of the state for teen librarians. Training focused on skill toy program implementation, teen social and brain development, and creating a culture of success. Combine with a dozen Skill Toy Kits for libraries to share and a follow-up webinar. Impact: