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  • Reading Through Technology

    The Reading through Technology Program is a supplemental reading program designed to enable students to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

    Students who read fluently read smoothly and easily, without pausing to figure out words. These students identify words automatically. As a result, they can focus on meaning (comprehension) rather than word recognition when they read. As a rule, fluent readers comprehend better than non-fluent readers. Consequently, improving reading fluency is important for developing readers.

    The Reading through Technology Program has three components: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. It is based on several research-based theories including the following:

    • Students become good readers by reading.
    • Reading along with a more proficient reader improves word recognition and reading fluency.
    • Reading a passage several times improves fluency.
    • Self-monitoring of progress improves reading achievement.
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  • Life Coaching

    Centered Person Consulting is designed to help clients create and manage their vision for their future. At Centered Person Consulting our job is to “help you, help you”. We understand that the answers to many of your impeding issues reside in you. Our journey to helping you build a better you is aided with self-actualizing coaching strategies, personalized philosophical inquiry, and individualized relevant goal setting. What makes Centered Person Consulting the right choice for so many, is that all of the aforementioned are set, produced, and determined by you the client. Let us help you build a better you.

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  • Mentoring

    AFB partners and connects participants with strong, supportive men who encourage our young men to become positive forces in their communities. This interactive group opportunity encourages participants to become strong, positive men in the face of overwhelmingly negative environmental forces that surround them (drugs, gangs, and violence). Mentors and guest speakers serve as role models as they introduce participants to an alternate blueprint for how to successfully live their lives.

    A dynamic group of men, are committed to being positive role models for young males. Prospective mentors register, attend an intake and orientation session, including an interview with the Advisory Board.

    Sample topics include:

    • Introductions and Handshaking
    • Making Mistakes and Apologizing
    • Texting and Social media etiquette and safety
    • Dealing With Teasing and Bullies
    • Nutrition and exercise
    • Table Skills and Dining Manners
    • Formal/Informal Place Settings
    • Good Posture
    • Tying A Tie
    • Grooming
    • A Night on the Town
    • Teasing and bullying avoidance
    • Peer pressure
    • College applications and interviews
    • Job applications and interviews
    • Dining and table manners



     

    The AFB’s of Etiquette offers an engaging and educational etiquette program that empowers our young women to achieve their maximum potential by building self-esteem and confidence.

    Sample topics include:

    • Proper sitting positions
    • Style and grooming
    • Nutrition and exercise
    • Friendship
    • First impressions
    • Telephone manners
    • Self-respect for self and others
    • College applications and interviews
    • Teasing and bullying avoidance
    • Job applications and interviews
    • Dining and table manners
    • Texting and Social media etiquette and safety
    • A Night on the Town
    • Peer pressure