Implementing Discover You™

Sustainable & Cost Effective  |  Tailored to Your Needs  |  System-Wide Implementation

Discover You™ program content is designed to integrate into classrooms, athletic and sports practice, clubs, and any out-of-school time activity.

Cross-Currlcular Connections to Michigan Academic Standards

Health MI Merit Curriculum 6 Grade

Strand 3: Safety

3.4 Explain the importance of respecting personal space and boundaries

3.6 Demonstrate the ability to ask a trusted adult for help when feeling personally threatened or unsafe, including while using the Internet

3.7 Analyze environments and situations, including those where weapons may be present, to determine whether they are safe

3.8 Describe strategies to avoid unsafe situations

Strand 4: Social and Emotional Health

4.1 Describe some common causes of stress, and the health effects of stress

4.2 Analyze the importance of getting help from an adult when it is needed

4.3 Identify criteria to determine whether another person is able to help one make healthy decisions and solve problems; and apply these criteria to identify people who can provide help

4.4 Demonstrate the ability to use practical strategies to manage strong feelings

4.5 Use practical strategies to develop a personal plan for stress management

4.6 Describe the decision making and problem solving steps

4.7 Demonstrate the ability to make a decision or solve a problem using criteria to evaluate solutions

4.8 Describe the characteristics of conflicts that can be resolved and the steps of effective conflict resolution

4.9 Demonstrate the ability to use the steps of conflict resolution

4.10 Demonstrate effective listening strategies

4.11 Demonstrate the ability to use assertive communication skills appropriately

4.12 Analyze how friendships may involve positive and negative risks

4.13 Explain the difference between angry feelings and angry behavior

4.14 Demonstrate the ability to express appreciation

ELA: College and Career RAS for Writing 6-12 Grade

1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence

2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content

3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task,
purpose, and audience

5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach

10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (asingle sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

Health MI Merit Curriculum 7-8 Grade

Strand 3: Safety

3.1 Describe the characteristics of healthy (positive) and harmful (negative) relationships

3.9 Recognize warning signs of potential danger in relationships

3.10 Evaluate individual, group, and societal influences that promote peace and respectful behaviors, and those that promote violence and disrespectful behaviors

3.12 Apply conflict resolution skills to real or hypothetical situations involving peers

3.17 Commit to taking individual action to promote peace

3.19 Advocate for changes in home, school, or community environments that would increase safety

Strand 4: Social and Emotional Health

4.1 Distinguish between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication

4.2 Describe the warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors for depression and suicide

4.3 Analyze situations as to whether they call for simple acts of caring among friends, or require getting the help of caring adults

4.4 Demonstrate how to ask trusted adults and friends for help with emotional or mental health concerns for oneself or others, including the risk of suicide

4.5 Demonstrate the ability to locate school and community resources to assist with problems related to emotional health concerns, including when someone is in danger of hurting self or others

4.6 Describe the signs and symptoms of stress

4.7 Demonstrate the ability to use stress management techniques

4.8 Explain internal and external factors that help to determine how one acts toward others

4.9 Demonstrate using the problem solving steps to solve a problem

4.10 Demonstrate ways to show caring and respect for others, including those with real or perceived differences (e.g., cultural differences, disabilities, gender, and sexual orientation)

4.11 Demonstrate the ability to use assertive communication skills

4.12 Apply conflict resolution skills to real or hypothetical situations involving peers

4.13 Describe essential character traits needed for personal success and well being

4.14 Apply skills to manage strong feelings

4.15 Apply character traits during the process of making a decision

4.16 Evaluate behaviors, including one’s own, to determine if they are examples of essential character traits

4.17 Advocate for a school environment in which everyone treats each other with caring and respect

ELA: College and Career RAS for Reading Informational Text 6-12 Grade

1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual
evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text

2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details
and ideas

4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative
meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone

6. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach

7. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text

8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence

Health MI Merit Curriculum 9-12 Grade

Strand 3: Safety

3.6 Apply strategies to access and get help for self or others

3.10 Assess characteristics of hypothetical relationships for warning signs of harm or abuse

3.11 Analyze social pressures to refrain from telling on others or reporting dangerous situations

3.12 Analyze the role of friends and peers in the escalation of conflicts and the promotion of violence

3.13 Demonstrate the ability to use conflict resolution skills

3.14 Evaluate the characteristics of a conflict which must be managed rather than resolved

3.16 Apply strategies to stop or de-escalate a conflict

Strand 4: Social and Emotional Health

4.1 Identify the characteristics of positive relationships, and analyze their impact on personal, family, and community health

4.2 Describe the warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors for depression and suicide

4.3 Locate resources in one’s community and on the Internet for information and services regarding depression and suicide prevention; and analyze the validity of these resources

4.4 Demonstrate how to seek help for self or others when suicide may be a risk

4.5 Demonstrate the ability to express emotions constructively, including use of anger management skills

4.6 Develop short-term and long-term personal goals and aspirations

4.7 Apply decision-making and problem-solving steps to generate alternative solutions regarding social situations that could place one’s health or safety at risk

4.8 Predict the potential short- and long-term effects of each alternative on self and others, and defend the healthy choice(s)

4.9 Demonstrate the ability to apply listening and assertive communication skills in situations that may involve parents, family members, other trusted adults, peers, boyfriends/ girlfriends, and health professionals

4.10 Demonstrate how to respond constructively to the anger of others

4.11 Describe the impact of showing empathy for another person’s emotions and point of view

4.12 Assess one’s personal behavior and how one demonstrates character traits

4.13 Develop a personal plan for maintaining or improving one’s demonstration of character traits

4.14 Evaluate the effectiveness of health-related decisions

ELA: College and Career RAS for Speaking & Listening 6-12 Grade

1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and

3. Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric

4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the
organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when
indicated or appropriate

Social Studies: P4 Civic Participation 6-12 Grade

P4.2.1 – Demonstrate knowledge of how, when, and where individuals would plan and conduct activities intended to advance views in matters of public policy, re- port the results, and evaluate effectiveness

P4.2.2 – Engage in activities intended to contribute to solving the local, national or global issues studied

P4.2.3 – Plan, conduct, and evaluate the effectiveness of activities intended to advance views on matters of public policy and to address local, regional, or global problems

21st Century Skills: MDE Framework 1-12 Grade

I. Learning & Innovative Skills
I.1 Creativity
I.2 Innovation
I.3 Critical Thinking
I.4 Problem Solving
I.5 Collaboration
I.6 Communication

II. Information, Media, & Technology
II.1 Information Literacy
II.4 Flexibility
II.5 Adaptability
II.6 Initiative
II.7 Self-Direction

III. Life & Career Skills
III.1 Social Skills
III.2 Cross-cultural Skills
III.3 Productivity
III.4 Accountability
III.5 Leadership
III. 6 Responsibility
III.7 Global Awareness
III.9 Civic Literacy
III.10 Health Literacy

Sample Implementation

Anytown High School chooses 6 teachers to experience the comprehensive Discover You™ training program. Upon completion, the implementation team at Anytown High consults with Discover You™ to determine how best to begin leading workshops with students while also supporting the entire school community. In the first year, 1,250 students experience Discover You™’s Forging Futures program during class. School staff participate in 5 hours of professional development led by Discover You™, with topics chosen by the school. The implementation team works with Discover You™ to provide resources and messaging to parents, helping them to understand the concepts their children are learning. All school staff receive the Discover You™ newsletter, which provides valuable resources and free opportunities such as online workshops, a podcast, articles, etc. As Discover You™ continues to be implemented the cost effectiveness and sustainability increases along with measurable impact. Data analysis shows increases in Internal Development Assets along with growth mindset, hope, and resilience.

Office Location

2205 Jefferson Ave., Midland, MI 48640