Where do you need to take off the cape and ask for help? Our Executive Function coaching is grounded in the belief that we all deserve to know what we know, who we are, when we need to ask for help, and how to do it.
Student Operating System: Learning How to Learn
SOS: How to get your parents and teachers off your back and on your side!
Yellow Parachute’s proprietary Student Operating System curriculum, or SOS, combines education and social research, business practice, psychology, and 20+ years of experience working with students ages 4-18 in and out of the classroom setting to create a whole-student approach to success.
The program may be taught as a general study-skills and work-habits building class for a group or used as an intervention course for individuals or small groups.
Yellow Parachute SOS training focuses on philosophy, language, and strategies to develop the metacognitive processes necessary to:
Set realistic goals
Figure out how to achieve the goals, including the ability to stay flexible and develop alternative routes
Understand and believe in their ability to achieve success
Covered in SOS:
Developing the ability to self-assess in order to make progress
Communicating with parents, teachers, and coaches
Organizing backpacks, notebooks, papers and computer files
Tracking daily and long-term assignments
Developing study routines and skills
Techniques to stay focused & on task
Active Reading strategies
Self advocacy: asking for what you need
Planning ahead for projects and essays
Creating notes and study guides
Effectively preparing for tests
Want a taste of what SOS might do for your family? Print out this self-scheduling worksheet and invite your kids to plan their upcoming weeks. This exercise builds agency and accountability. Read here about what happened when Cara did this exercise in her family.
Curious about how SOS might be able to help you? Contact us to learn more.
Organized for Success/Taking Care of Me Program
For middle school students
Let’s face it; kids these days are busy! On average, your student spends 35 hours per week in school, plus more hours doing homework. Add in extracurricular activities and sports and there are more hours to manage than a full time job. As a student becomes increasingly busy, he or she can become overwhelmed, disorganized and, in some cases, depressed and anxious. This course will teach kids the importance of finding simple ways to recharge and take care of their growing minds and bodies while learning effective organizational and time management strategies. We will get them organized and prepared, so they will be successful in school and develop good habits for life.
Test taking skills
Personal care to recharge
School Choice Consulting
Helping you to navigate through your options
Minnesota is one if the greatest states for educational choice. The Twin Cities alone offers thousands of private school, charter school and public school options, to say nothing of homeschooling and online programs, from which busy parents can and must choose. Given the wealth of choices, it is good to have a trusted partner to help you navigate through and find what is best for your student.
Youth Volunteer Program
Youth mentorship program
Enthusiasm inspires learning, and some of the most enthusiastic teachers can be our high-school aged crowd. Elementary and middle school children look up to their older peers and seek their approval, creating a wonderful opportunity for both mentor and student growth. We look for enthusiastic young adults age 15+ willing to volunteer their time tutoring elementary students through District 112’s Targeted Services school-year program.
A mentor relationship can spark a lifelong adventure in learning! Make that difference in a child’s life and learning.