Each student benefits from the intimate class room setting and form positive relationships with other students and faculty. Excellerate was developed to facilitate the training concepts of instruction, mentoring and practical experience. Everything we do is built upon this foundation, and these five areas are the pillars that excellence is built on. Our students never walk through these educational challenges alone. Our mentors and educators develop relationships that are built on trust. We want our students to know we care about their lives, not merely a program of study. These relationships blossom in and outside of the classroom to help our students through the many challenges of life.
We cannot under appreciate the value of the instruction that comes from resident parenting in a forever home. Many of the daily teachings and input that kids receive are sadly missing in this generation of foster children. Most state agencies recommend 9-10 hours of life skills training for the enrichment of our teens. Our program provides nearly 90 hours of life skills development including; Time management, study skills, organizational leadership, how to be a good follower, problem solving.
We want to help young adults become young professionals. Excellerate teaches students about the business world and how to make yourself attractive to potential employers. Our program incorporates first impressions, resume building, and formal presentation. We recognize the importance of instructing young adults what employers are desiring of their team and how each student can best exemplify those qualities.
In this time in our society, earning a livable wage is not enough. Our students have to be a good stewards of what they earn. Excellerate utilizes Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. We want to prepare students for the financial world and possible difficulties. Financial Peace University teaches the importance of budgeting, getting out of debt, building credit, etc. The ability to thrive in the financial market instead of just staying afloat is often the difference between some success and total victory.
Building relationships is a crucial part of life and can sometimes be a challenge. Excellerate incorporates "Success for Teens: Real Teens Talk About Using The Slight Edge" to help develop effective social habits. These habits will help build social growth, positive self-evaluation, and self-improvement in everyday life. The managing of conflict and inner-peacefulness are critical lessons that we find speak to the true success of social development.
We believe part of each students life journey should include spiritual enrichment. Therefore, we endeavor to teach the principles of the Bible in a culturally relevant and inclusive manner. Excellerate, as a faith-based program, is non-sectarian, serving among many denominations and fellowships for the betterment of both program and pupil.