What is Engage?
Research on at-risk populations has found that depressed motivation, limited financial resources within families, and a general lack of information about moving through the schooling systems influence decisions about not continuing onto higher education (Robert Gonzalez, 2011.) Gonzalez concluded that students with mentors outside of the family, access to information about postsecondary education, financial support for college, and having low levels of family responsibilities increased the students’ chances of pursuing higher
At ENGAGE we prepare professionals to better serve their students by enhancing their programming, presentation, and communication skills. ENGAGE allows participants the opportunity to re-evaluate themselves as individuals, and professionals. The seminar is focused on student engagement strategies based upon CoolSpeak’s researched techniques and best practices.
During ENGAGE we teach professionals that work with youth audiences to address different styles of learning (aural, visual, reading/writing, kinesthetic) in order to effectively reinforce the positive themes and messages that allow students to find the motivation, mentors, financial resources, and be able to involve their families in search for positive outcomes.