Youth Programs

Youth Development is a process that prepares a young person to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve his or her full potential. Discover You™ builds youth development through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies. Our self-authored lesson plans provide educators and youth development professionals with activities and discussion prompts specifically designed to help young people develop the skills needed to thrive.

Building Strengths
Youth explore character and build personal and social skills while
developing higher-level thinking

Forging Futures
Presents a deeper look into relationships, personal strengths and self-management through a present and future lens

Tier 1: students age 11-15, in groups

Building Strengths Workshop Topics
  • Character Strengths
  • Team Building and Wellbeing
  • Focus and Growth Mindest
  • Dare to Dream
  • Gratitude
  • Honesty
  • Caring and Kindness
  • Belonging
  • Trust and Respect
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Conflict Resolution and Forgiveness
  • Responsibility
  • Effective Goals
  • Courage
  • Resilience
  • Community and Impact

Tier 1: students age 15-18, in groups

Forging Futures Workshop Topics
  • Introduction and Growth Mindset
  • Character Strengths
  • Focus and Wellbeing
  • Commuication
  • Gratitude
  • Self-image and Self-worth
  • Belonging
  • Social Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution and Forgiveness
  • Emotional Intelligence and Self-control
  • Strong Goals
  • Resilience
  • Critical Thinking
  • Courage
  • Leadership
  • Impact and Graduation

Mastering Skills
Provides a rich opportunity for personal change and growth while considering individual priorities

Designing Tomorrow
Participants in early post-secondary stages develop specific skills designed to increase likelihood of completion

Tier 2: students age 11-18, as individuals or in targeted groups

Mastering Skills Workshop Topics
  • Character Strengths
  • Personal Strengths
  • Mindsets
  • Problem Solving
  • Goal Setting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
  • Responsible Decision Making and Personal Responsibility
  • Self-Control and Respect
  • Resilience
  • Mindfulness
  • Mission Statement and Values
  • My Motto
  • Critical Thinking
  • Propaganda
  • Gratitude
  • Wellbeing
  • Thriving

Tier 1: students 18 and older, in groups

Designing Tomorrow Workshop Topics
  • VIA Character Strengths
  • Mindset
  • Transitions
  • Personal Strengths
  • Accomplishment
  • Time Management
  • Healthy Habits
  • Courage and Healthy Risk-Taking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Awareness and Relationships
  • Belonging
  • Self-Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Wellbeing
  • Positive Emotions
  • Self-Management and Responsible Decision-Making
  • Resilience
  • Mental Health and Self-Care
  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Designing Tomorrow

Office Location

2205 Jefferson Ave., Midland, MI 48640