New Year = New Adventures!
As we prepare to kick off the 2023-24 school year we wanted to take a look ahead at what adventures await our learners in Session One and beyond.
This year our learners will be exploring all things Servant Leadership. Instead of seeking to answer an overarching question of the year, collectively they will be seeking to build a culture full over servant leaders, while individually developing a servants heart.
Annually, we kick off session one, by working hard on team building, communication and leadership development. This will look slightly different in each studio, but the goal is the same: Build the Tribe and create a strong foundation for the year, heroes will be drafting, trialing, and finally writing their own studio contract. Along with establishing their own “laws” for studio life.
Take a glimpse to each studio's first session culminating with their public exhibition at the end of September!
Build the Tribe
Build the Tribe
The Discovery studio will focus on building their “tribe”, themed around prehistoric clans! This will be accomplished through team building, survival challenges, and a self-choreographed group dance. Through fun activities, inspiring launches, and challenging games - the heroes will be equipped with the Acton systems and lay the foundation for a successful year in THEIR studio!
Over the course of this session the heroes will also roll out their various Core Skills programs and Meaningful Works, with Communication challenges & Civilization coming in session two!
Build the Tribe | Hero Boards + Native American Survival
This year the Odyssey heroes are going to dive right into building their tribe with our Prediction Tools Quest. This Quest will equip Heroes with the tools and confidence that will help them throughout the year and on their Hero’s Journey. Unique challenges will take Heroes through the process of exploring tools that may or may not be able to help determine outcomes. Throughout the session, they’ll be filling up their Acton “tool belt” with Studio Tools, Self-Knowledge Tools, Teamwork Tools, and Strategy Tools! On top of all of that, the studio will also be creating a new Studio Contract, playing lots of games, and designing Hero Boards that will be on display at Exhibition!
For the second half of the session, Quest will be lead by the group of Odyssey Heroes who won the Create-a-Quest competition from Session 7 last year. They will be delivering their Native American Survival Quest, filled with many fun and adventurous outdoor activities!
Build the Tribe + "Free Agent" Quest
Launchpad is a tightly committed group of high school-aged heroes, dedicated to finding a passion they can use to serve others, forging genuine relationships, mastering core skills like reading, writing and math, and delivering world-class projects – all to find a calling that will change the world. Strong knit cultures and world-changing adventures do not come easily. This session they will be tackling the Build a Tribe & Free Agent Quest to boldly face the threshold into adulthood.
They'll be working to explore their individual and collective why, creating a culture deck, and forging studio systems to match. In addition each Launch Padder will be challenged to begin planning for their Next Great Adventure and will be exploring what it will take to find an extraordinary first "real" job where they could:
Communication Project: At the end of life, heroes tend to ask themselves three questions:
This year's Build the Tribe Quest focuses primarily on the third and supports the position that while it is certainly an option to just let friendships happen as they may throughout one’s life, greater happiness and fulfillment can be attained by honestly reflecting on what one wants from friendships and consciously steering accordingly.
By the end of the Quest, the Launchpadders will have taken a deep and honest assessment of their current relationships, created a personal strategy for cultivating the type and quantity of friendships they want in their lives, and explored how to be a friend to others.
Who are my friends and what does friendship mean to me?
Let the 2023-2024 Adventure Begin!!