Elevate is a flagship FCSS-FESC Programme that helps prepare current high school and secondary students for a variety of post-secondary pathways. It focuses on recognizing issues underlying student mental health and learning to be more mindful while responding to these issues.
The curriculum for the Elevate Programme has been developed in partnership and consultation with leading organizations, professionals, and experts in the fields of mindfulness, mental health, discrimination, resiliency, and educational accommodations.
stream 1: support
The Support Stream focuses on working with students in small group settings to teach them about mental well-being, resiliency, and coping with difficult situations in high school including peer pressure, healthy relationships, academic pressures, identity-based and belief-based discrimination, racism, and several others. Students will also be taught how to seek accommodations and advocate for themselves in their schools, as well as how to make an effective transition from high school to a variety of post-secondary pathways.
The programme is delivered over a two-hour interactive workshop that addresses:
- Basics of everyday mindfulness, deep breathing, and remaining calm in the face of crisis
- Resiliency strategies for how to stay positive and strong in the face of adversity
- Coping with academic pressures and stress, including post-secondary admission prospects
- Accepting mistakes and failure as opportunities for continued growth and personal development
- Dealing with identity-based and belief-based discrimination from peers or trusted figures
- Transitioning from high school to different post-secondary pathways and accepting change