News

Coming Winter 2014 - New Curriculum
- African American Male Engagement (AAME)
- 180 Degrees Program Level III Growing Into Life
– One Degree at a Time 3rd and 4th grade edition
...     + learn more here

Overview

The 180º Program is an educational framework designed to be integrated into the academic school setting targeting elementary school, middle school, high school and college age youth.  + read more

Student Handbook

The Level I (Middle School) and Level II (High School) Student Handbooks in English and Spanish versions focuses on character, life skills and personal enrichment education, utilizing recognized 21st Century Learning Skills in conjunction with digital age and knowledge economy.  + read more

Performance
Measures

The 180 Degrees Program surveys measure 10 key Personal Development outcomes of each student before and after the training.  + read more

VideoThrough a powerful curriculum, the 180º Program provides the opportunity and educational framework for elementary school, middle school, high school and college youth to fully develop their internal compass so they can develop healthy goals based upon a foundation of strong personal values, reflective and critical thinking skills, and social awareness and responsibility.

The world that youth will inherit in the 21st century is filled with opportunity and hope. It is a world of global economies, rich diversity and ethnicity, advanced technological achievement, and rewarding career opportunities. The world also presents significant challenges and new issues that today’s youth will confront as adults. The American society of the 21st century will require youth to achieve specialized credentials and skills to be most successful in life. Specifically, youth will be required to successfully obtain post secondary education degrees or other specialized credentials to qualify for a secure family wage career in the 21st century global workplace and economy. The importance of successfully completing a quality educational experience is higher today than at any other time so that youth can go on to complete additional specialized education.

In addition to high academic standards, youth will also require full development of character and life skills to more effectively navigate as highly productive and fulfilled individuals in our communities. And to ensure that youth stay the course while in school, opportunities for character and social emotional learning is essential in addition to high academic standards.

“Due to being in this class I set a lot of goals for my future, some are really big, but I feel like I can take them on because of what I learned in this class.”— Els

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Delta 180: Changing Lives in the Mississippi Delta tells the still evolving story of despair turned to hope, about children at-risk in Greenville, Mississippi, and about their journey towards a hopeful future made through an innovative, grass-roots mentoring program that is "changing lives, one degree at a time." The film includes an original song composed and written by Greenville native Eden Brent, and performed by Brent and the Greenville Weston High "Voices of Liberation" Choir. The film demonstrates the effectiveness of the 180 Degrees Program.

Contact us for a copy of this inspirational film.