Does your organization serve the youth or young adult population? Then consider adding our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program as a viable component to what you already have in place. It all begins with our Certification Program we affectionately named A.P.R.I.L.©, which is an acronym for Accelerated Program for Readiness, Interaction and Leadership.
Your successful completion and continued execution of this program is required for your organization to be a Certified Provider of Writing for the Soul Workshop™. A.P.R.I.L.© contains the required processes, training and procedures your organization needs to execute while providing Writing for the Soul Workshop™.
A.P.R.I.L.© was designed to drive success as your organization identifies, trains, and develops your support staff for Writing for the Soul Workshop™ ensuring consistent, continued success for your participants. The outstanding results of Writing for the Soul Workshop™, and its impact on participants are the reasons that organizations have selected our writing program as a viable component to what they already have in place.
A.P.R.I.L.© ensures consistency in those results, and provides ongoing support and networking for all organizations that offer Writing for the Soul Workshop™. Here is a testimonial from one of our Certified Program Providers in Africa:
“The youth have been built up academically and more so socially when they have the opportunity to express themselves in the stories. They also enjoy coming together and belonging to a productive group other than be out there in the streets where they face being introduced into gangs. The Writing for the Soul Workshop program has been very productive, and we look forward to be able to participate more in the next year. We cannot fail to thank you for the money you send to us from the sale of the Pieces of Me series, where our stories are published. The money is used to buy utilities for our workshops plus helping out the needy members of our group.” –Joseph Mwaura, GPO Kenya
Our Program Philosophy
The success of your organization to deliver Writing for the Soul Workshop™ depends on your organization’s ability to recreate the right culture and environment. It is important that everyone – from Directors, to Facilitators to Mentors to other volunteers – embrace and understand our program culture and philosophy.
Our core program philosophy is based on the fact that powerful emotions have a powerful voice; and that when we get what is on the inside out, we make amazing breakthroughs in gaining control of those feelings. Once we control those emotions, we can harness their power.
As a Mentor, Facilitator or Director, a successful workshop is dependent on your ability to show participants the power they get from letting what is on the inside …out.
After harnessing this power, we then empower participants with an array of tools and resources. Our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Curriculum walks participants through an entirely new set of skills, from editing to marketing to sales skills, participants learn about writing and publishing; and at the same time, start making forward thinking choices, rejecting bad habits, and changing their behavior based on a different perspective for the future.
Depending on your participants, this shift in thinking and behavior can mean reversing or avoiding things like poor school performance, behavioral issues in school or at home, and potential criminal activities.
“…Eric is currently conducting one of his workshops in-house with our students. I have been completely blown away by the response that our students have given Eric and this program. I have kids in class who struggle to write a sentence for me, write an entire page in a few minutes for Eric! Kids who have declared loud and clear to me, “I don’t write. I don’t like to write. I can’t write. You can’t make me write” who end up writing; and write from their gut. Some of the responses from my kids:
• “I love this workshop. I have never wanted to write before. Now I do.”
• “I can’t believe that I am going to be a published author!”
• “I want to write a book now!”
This workshop is truly amazing and will touch whoever chooses to embrace it and dig deep into themselves.” -Sarah Lankford, Special Education Teacher State of Missouri
Use the Contact Form below to request a free 30-Minute consultation with Eric Jones, Head of Program Development to see if Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a good fit for your school, nonprofit, State Agency or church.