We are shifting the paradigms in thinking and approach to wellness with youth. Our research puts wellness at the forefront. Wellness is not an add-on, it’s not a project, it is the foundation.
Youth wellness is the leading predictive indicator of the outcomes we are currently measuring in schools. Without wellness, children rarely consistently sustain their performance in school and beyond.
The more well, the more resilient and hopeful during trying times. The youth struggling most in school are often the least well with the least access to the armor and medicine needed to turn things around. These are the wounded ones, the ones we most often fail in school and society.
Without tracking these leading indicators, we run the risk of focusing on short term gains that mechanize their school performance (no real learning, no retention, no application) and stand little hope of ever transforming their lives or school outcomes.