WHAT IS OHuddle?
OHuddle is a non-profit mentoring program connecting youth with a daily or weekly mentor. OHuddle mentors facilitate the renowned Search Institute 40 Developmental Assets Curriculum.
Individuals or small gorups of students meet during building intervention / study hall time with the following goals:
Developing Resilience: Resilience (being able to recover from setbacks) is key to becoming a flexible and successful friend.
Learn New Strategies for Problem Solving: Being able to think of and apply a variety of ways to solve conflict promotes stress reduction and stamina.
Learn Anger Management Techniques: Calm down strategies are key to self control and responsibility.
Learn How to be a Leader among Friends: Teaching students how and why to be a good friend promotes self esteem and positive attitude.
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WHY IS THIS GOOD FOR MY CHILD?
Benefits of OHuddle Participation include:
Enhanced Friendship Skills
Reduced School Conflict
Improved Ability to Set Goals
OHuddle is a part of the district's MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) model.
Data tracking shows that OHuddle students improve teacher ratings of their resiliency by 37% following 8 sessions of support.
HOW DO I KNOW OHuddle IS WORKING?
Students invited to OHuddle will have a teacher rating scale completed prior to starting the group. The normed 40 Developmental Assets screener will inventory student needs and strengths related to social and coping skills.
Weekly, parent communication letters will be sent home with your student about the strategies promoted in each session. Please talk about the techniques and scenerios with your child.
Monthly, teachers will complete social skillls screeners for your child. The counselor will chart student progress and report to parents at Parent Teacher Conferences.
Please sign and return the attached permission form to begin service. With questions, contact:
David Hargrave, Executive Director