Children with positive friendships perform better in school, have more confidence and stronger self-esteem. But because children develop social skills at different paces, friendships can be painful and confusing, especially in elementary and middle school.
The Project Friendships Kit is a low-cost way for schools and groups to offer the effective curriculum that inspired the book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to True Friendships. Downloadable files and easy to follow instructions enable teachers, counselors, group leaders or parent volunteers to share the content with kids. The curriculum is designed to be used with boys, girls or mixed groups.
Kits include the following downloadable files:
- General information and tips to guide planning
- Easy to follow instructions for all lessons and activities
- Printable handouts for all lessons [Sample Handout: Using “I Power” to Speak Up]
- Pre and post-program participant survey
Curriculum Kit for Classrooms & Groups
The curriculum helps girls and boys, ages 8-12, navigate their social world with more skill and awareness. Interactive activities, quizzes and handouts engage kids while teaching healthy relationship skills and how to manage struggles. Kits are delivered via email within 1-3 business days of purchase and include downloadable files and instructions.
Lessons may be adjusted as needed to accomodate the needs and timing of groups. The only curriculum requirements are:
- Create a Supportive Space: Program leaders delivering curriculum should lead without judgment, foster a welcoming environment and accept kids as they are. Ideally program leaders create a supportive space that encourages positive behaviors and individual growth.
- Offer Program for Free: Project Friendships should be offered at no cost to encourage participation. Schools and groups may not charge a fee to participate.
- Copyright: Teachers, schools and community groups may repeatedly use the Project Friendships kit they purchase for their classroom, school or group. Kits may not be shared with other schools, across school districts or with other groups.