Inspired by the theme, “The Superhero is YOU,” from the transformative musical, “Chix 6,” the mission of the educational arts-based 501C3, the SuperYou FUNdation (with a capital “FUN”) is for youth to notice and celebrate the superhero qualities in themselves and others so that they feel inspired to positively impact their communities. Through writing, presenting, critical thinking, collaborating, music, performance, and art, students connect to their unique “superpowers.” Then, holding each other accountable as superheroes, and acting from the “do good” place of superhero empowerment, students collaborate on social good missions to help their communities.
Now impacting thousands of students in schools globally, the curriculum incorporates Common Core Learning Standards, fosters a culture of kindness and anti-bullying, and promotes evidence-based social and emotional learning. The curriculum helps develop the 21st century skills students need to excel in society, including collaborating, information gathering, interpersonal skills, data collection, and logical, strategic, and analytical thinking. School administration have reported a dramatic increase in test scores, positive behavior, and student engagement/participation, as well as a decrease in student incidents and violence.
As a result of the positive impact of our music and arts-based learning, The SuperYou FUNdation has been invited into a partnership with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), to include this unique superhero learning into the global curriculum in order increase empathy in schools worldwide. As a passionate proponent for strengths-based social emotional learning, our founder, Lourds Lane, was the opening presenter for the NYC Department of Education Social Emotional Conference. She also gave a recent keynote about the SuperYou FUNdation’s commitment to educator empowerment in order to address the social, emotional, and cognitive development of youth, especially in low income communities, for the United Federation of Teachers Parent Conference.
Please join our new SuperYouFUN Educators Google Plus community where teachers are sharing educational resources, videos, photos, and anecdotes of the SuperYouFUN empowerment happening in their schools.
If you want to stop the bullying, just empower the child. Together, as superheroes, we can change the world!
STAND IN YOUR SUPERPOWER!
Dr. Oz Supports the Movement