Sometimes all you need to turn hope into action is to write your promises down and say them out loud—to make a promise to no one but yourself.
Shaun’s presentation and workshop are about many things—faith, courage, creativity, determination—but above all they are about the promises we make to ourselves about the future.
2-Part Structure: Keynote & Workshop
Shaun’s powerful 60-minute keynote will inspire students to believe in themselves and to believe in the power that each and every one of us has to shape our lives through the power of “I Will.”
The CODE Workshop is a simple exercise, a self-empowerment program of 12 promises, a bond of hope between today and tomorrow, a simple tool to help create a positive attitude for positive decisions. Each student writes their Code within 30 minutes in a classroom setting with other students – 12 lines, each line beginning with “I will.” Each student reads their Code out loud to the other students and then picks one favorite line which is written on a whiteboard.
The Dangers of Growing Up
20,000 young people aged 15 – 24 die every year in the USA from preventable accidents, all caused by poor choices.
How We Can Help
The Code is a simple exercise that empowers students to make positive choices in their everyday lives. Built around 12 promises that young people make to themselves, The Code gives them an effective tool to navigate the rough waters of adolescence and young adulthood by asking them to visualize their futures. The power of writing—the power of affirming “I Will”—helps students see beyond today and set a course for tomorrow.
The ultimate goal of the Code is to create a wave of positive energy that keeps circling the globe, infusing everyone that comes across it with a powerful spark of hope for the future. It is designed to create a feeling of confidence in oneself, an attitude of strength that results in positive decision making to combat despair, risky behavior and negative peer
- Motivates students to improve their performance
- Emotionally engages students with each other
- Activates positive change
- Helps to identify personal goals to achieve success
- Useful in uniting the class
- Makes students feel accountable to reach their stated goals
- Helps students realize they share common values
- Creates a sense of shared purpose