The Rap 4 Change Empowerment Program is structured around developing the skills within the NSW Education wellbeing framework for schools – Connect, Succeed & Thrive.
The program works with young people on improving their overall well being, confidence, leadership skills and making positive choices in difficult situations specifically relating to healthy mind, healthy food & healthy body. We empower participants to make better choices for themselves, instill a sense of worth and develop a greater sense of self-confidence and leadership skills that allow them to succeed and thrive in all aspects of their life.
The workshop facilitators focus on providing a fun, engaging environment for participants to learn and grow. Each workshop will have a combination of group discussions, group activities focused on that weeks topic and a fitness session.
The Empowerment Program is ideally delivered as a weekly, one hour workshop over a period of ten weeks, however it can be modified to suit individual school or organisation needs.
Connect – Participants will be actively connected to their learning, have positive and respectful relationships and experience a sense of belonging to their school, home and community.
Succeed – Participants will be respected, valued, encouraged, supported & empowered to succeed.
Thrive – Participants will grow and flourish, do well and prosper.
Below is an example of a ten week structed program which can be tailored to suit any organisation’s specific needs. Each workshop will have a combination of group discussions, group activities focused on that weeks topic and a fitness session.
Introduction & expectations – my journey so far and what I hope to achieve in the next 10 weeks
Boxing basics & fitness burn out session
Respect – developing respect for family & friends. Respect for community. Respect for self. Respect for strangers
Boxing basic combinations session
Self esteem, self confidence, the ability to back myself & public speaking
Lines, shadow boxing & blocking session
Leadership & who is in your corner. Identifying your support network & their importance.
Gender stereotypes & respectful relationships – demystifying stereotypes & being who you want to be
Discipline – self discipline and developing a respect for boundaries & consequences
Kick boxing, cardio & bag work session
Breathing & maintaining control – developing breathing techniques for relaxation, sport and emotional control
Skipping, dumbbell work & shadow boxing session
Bullying – dealing with different types of bullying & understanding why people bully
Fitness circuit & boxing combo session
Resilience & overcoming setbacks & resilience – developing the ability to deal with knock backs and push forward
Team fitness challenge session
Reflection, Presentation & Graduation