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A wide range of social emotional programs and services customized to meet the particular needs of your school.

We pride ourselves in our ability to create programs to meet your students’ social emotional development needs. Over the years, we have created programs on a wide range of issues – mental health, equity, engaging disengaged youth, social media and cyber bullying, to name only a few. We have trained students to advocate, organize and hold public meetings, to hone their mentoring skills, to establish effective student leadership coalitions within their school.

Whether a series of half-day interventions, or a leadership development day, or a youth-led talking circle with parents and teachers, our 30+ years of experience guarantees that we can create programming to meet your challenges.

“Over a short period of time, Trinity has effectively customized a program to meet the needs of our school and our students by examining ways to create a safe and caring school culture.”

– Millean Kung, Principal, York Humber High School

Capacity Café: Intergenerational wisdom shared in a youth-friendly environment

Many parents, teachers and administrators are not up-to-date with what is going on in the world of today’s youth. The best way to learn is by hearing from the experts themselves – our youth.  The purpose of a Capacity Café is to create a safe, respectful and confidential environment.  Participants sit in a circle and discuss current and relevant issues. The focus is on the youth who lead the discussion, while the teachers, administrators, parents and community members listen and learn about the pressures that students face in today’s world.  The adults are given the opportunity to ask questions and gain an increased understanding and insight of the lives of the youth, while the youth feel listened to, valued and respected.

What Can I Trust?:  Social Media Literacy Campaign

This campaign helps youth develop skills such as social media literacy, etiquette, inquiry and safe navigation skills.  Using an interactive, blended model of face-to-face and on-line events, the campaign includes any or all of these elements:

  1. School-wide social media/internet survey regarding usage and experiences. Analysis of quantitative and qualitative survey data will determine the campaign focus/issue.
  2.  In-class peer-led circle workshops on the present use and abuse of social media (e.g. gossip, rumors, hateful remarks, etc.) generate discussion and peer-to-peer advice for safe navigation.
  3.  Capacity Café: Many teachers and administrators do not know how to use the tools, and/or find it a challenge to control usage.  Students join the adults at their school in a circle discussion to generate ideas on how social media could be incorporated into classroom activities and school culture.
  4. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Rally:  Using a live social media feed, students promote social media literacy, etiquette, inquiry and safe navigation skills, and address issues identified in the survey and in-class workshops.

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