The goal of student groups is to empower students to take ownership of the problem of harassment and of there schools. These groups will have a four-fold focus of mutual support, inclusiveness, training and outreach to be able to accomplish this task. In the training that will be provided Power of One students will focus on three areas, perspective taking, communication skills, conflict resolution skills.
The unique feature of a Power of One Student Group is that it is your
group. We ask that there be a volunteer faculty advisor for the program
to provide input as needed, but you and your fellow classmates will
follow the suggested project ideas that are outlined in our Advisor's
Guide. Once your student group establishes its identity, you will find
many new and creative ways to demonstrate our motto: "The strength
of many . . . the power of one."
". . . strive to treat all other students with
the respect and dignity that
How To Form A Student Group
To start a Power of One Student Group at your school first requires the commitment and support of your principal as well as teachers. Through your activities as a Power of One student, you will be increasing the awareness on your campus that bullying will not be tolerated at your school.
Before starting a student group at a school, we first meet with school administrators and teachers and talk about the problem and what can be done to stop it. We provide workshops on identifying bullying and how it can be dealt with at all levels.
We also conduct a confidential school-wide survey that measures the current "bully" climate at your school. This information is tabulated and used to spot behavioral trends that will help us custom design a program for your school if need be. We also share the survey report with your school principal to help them in helping our foundation implement the program.
Periodically we meet with faculty advisors to see how your program is doing and to offer any tips and suggestions we may have picked up along the way from one of our other Power of One student programs.
If you would like to start a Power of One Student Group at your school, have your teacher, counselor, or principal call our offices at: 952.403.9956 (weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time).