Hope Movement provides two different curriculums for school programs. SHINE and STRENGTH, created by professionals at Hillsong City Care, are unique personal development and group mentoring tools that use an inspirational, practical and experiential approach to learning.
Curriculums use a holistic approach, aligning with Hope Movement's mission and vision to, 'create conversation around the issues of mental health, self worth and community'.
SHINE and STRENGTH reinforce that every young person is unique and that together, we can celebrate our different strengths, personal qualities and skill sets. The programs aim to emphasise that in order to value others, we need to first value ourselves.
AIMS of programs:
Build confidence and understanding of intrinsic value.
Develop decision making and problem solving skills.
- Understand they are able to have a positive influence in their world.
- Identify personal desires and strengths to motivate them to set and achieve personal goals.
These program objectives are achieved through three foundational concepts of Worth, Strength and Purpose in SHINE and Significance, Resilience and Courage in STRENGTH.
WORTH: ‘Body and soul, I am marvellously made.’ The focus for these sessions is for each participant to understand that they are valuable. Their uniqueness is something to celebrate and they have been wonderfully made.
STRENGTH: ‘Choose life.’ These sessions explore the power of choice and the power that decisions have on shaping a person’s future. This is addressed through practical sessions about feelings, willpower, resilience, convictions, boundaries and respect.
PURPOSE: ‘I have a hope and a future.’ Purpose is examined through exploring hopes, dreams and desires. Goal setting, discussions on potential and talents and practical activities are used to equip and build confidence to live out a purpose filled adventurous life.
SIGNIFICANCE: 'Body and soul, I am wonderfully made.' The focus for these sessions is for each participant to understand for themselves that they are valuable, unique and one-of-a-kind. Personal identity is formed through embracing who you are and realising the potential within.
RESILIENCE: 'Choose life.' These sessions explore the power of choice and the power that decisions have on shaping a person’s future. This is addressed through practical sessions exploring resilience, respect, emotions, decision-making and problem-solving.
COURAGE: 'I have a hope and a future.'
Being courageous is examined through exploring personal hopes, dreams and desires, attitudes towards relationships and risk-taking behaviours. Goal setting, group discussions and practical activities are used to explore these topics.
Both the SHINE and STRENGTH curriculums are nationally endorsed by the Institute of Group Leaders, fitting into the Quality Teaching Framework, School Leadership Capability Framework and Values Education Policy. Additionally, these welfare-based programs address syllabus outcomes from key learning areas such as from the Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) curriculum, along with fostering literacy skills. Structure allows facilitators to cater the program content to the individual needs of students participating.
Hope Movement is excited to be able to facilitate SHINE and STRENGTH in the Geelong region. Both curriculums are highly adaptable, having been used internationally in differing locations for people of all ages since 1997. Preferably, the programs are held weekly, 45 mins- 1.5 hours at a time, over a 10 week period. However, due to course structure Hope Movement is able to implement the program as desired within your community anywhere from a one hour workshop to the length of a term.
Hope Movement offers SHINE and STRENGTH as free programs within Primary Schools ( yr 5-6), High schools (yr 7-12), Community centres, Youth groups, Church groups, Residential centres and Juvenile detention centres.
Are you Interested in having Hope Movement facilitate a program in your community group? Please leave a message below so our coordinators can get back to you with more information.
These programs are not used as Clinical intervention tools and will be facilitated by trained Hope Movement Team members with current Victorian Working with Children's Checks.