From Pathways to Success for Youth Project to the Success Principles Curriculum Project
The Pathways to Success for Youth Project (PTSY) is best summed up by Jack Canfield, beloved author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, CEO of The Canfield Training Group and America's Number 1 Success Coach:
"The greatest contribution you can make to the world is to grow in self-awareness, self-realization, and the power to manifest your own heartfelt dreams and desires. The next greatest thing you can do is to help others do the same.” ~Jack Canfield
Starting in 2012, the Pathways project, under the direction of its founder, Trisha Jacobson, implemented Jack Canfield's Success Principles in a clinical setting and youth work setting, a teen peer education program, a restorative justice program and into several elementary, middle, high school and college classrooms in New Hampshire's Mt. Washington Valley. In each setting, youth were introduced to practical tools and simple processes to help them manage stress, enhance self esteem, set goals and take personal responsibility for their improving their outcomes.
This project was originally supported by the White Mountain Community Health Center, in cooperation with their Teen Clinic and Community Outreach Education programs. The White Mountain Center for Creative Development recently voted to serve as the fiscal sponsor as the project moves into it's next phase.
A Bit of History
In his early career, Jack was a high school history teacher in inner city Chicago. Here is where Jack discovered the power of story in learning and the power of personal stories in the development of self esteem. Over the years he has been developing and teaching the Success Principles content and delivering trainings, workshops and coaching sessions for adults internationally, Jack has held the vision of bringing the Success Principles back into the classroom.
Over the years, many of Jack's Success Principles Certified Trainers, including Trisha Jacobson, have shared Jack's vision to bring the content into schools and youth programming.
In January, 2020, Jack, Trisha and a team of trainers, curriculum developers, academic and research partners began working together to make the vision a reality, known as the Success Principles Curriculm Project. Specifically, the goal for 2020 through 2021 is to develop a success principles curriculum in conjunction with a research component and implement the curriculum in various test sites to validate the curriculum as evidence-based.
WMCCD will continue to support the project as it moves through the curriculum development, research design, implementation, validation and revision phases. Once complete, the project will most likely be moved to a larger national 501(c)3 organization with broader scope and expanded reach as partnerships are formed with national collaborators and supporters.
To learn more about the origins of Pathways to Success for Youth Project visit: www.pathwaystosuccessforyouth.com
For more information, contact Trisha Jacobson, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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