The Rap 4 Change Empowerment Program heavily draws on the Department of Educations Wellbeing Framework for Schools – connect, succeed & thrive principles.
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