The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has been reviewing evidence-based SEL programs since 2003. The Leadership Program's Violence Prevention Project (VPP) meets CASEL’s SELect Program designation, the highest designation for evidence-based programs, in the CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs. This designation indicates that VPP can play a central role in a school's approach to promoting student social and emotional learning.
Tested and refined for over 20 years in over 18,000 classrooms, this unique program has positively impacted more than 150,000 Title 1 students. The powerful core curriculum components are uniquely tailored to middle and high school students.
Each group begins with an introduction to core leadership concepts and what leadership looks like in action. Students will quickly learn the importance of positive academic self-identity, personal self-affirmation, group cooperation and group dynamics. Focus on students' vision and imagination are also key curriculum components that motivate students to go beyond their comfort zones.
High school students spend additional time learning about and practicing social responsibility. Both middle and high school students participate in a final cooperatively created project involving all class members
Other positive results for middle and high school students include:
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) award for Excellence in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Research and Practice
Top program of its kind in the United States from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Considered one of the five top organizations in the U.S. that enhances positive school culture by Johns Hopkins.
Highly rated on The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s
National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Named a promising program on CrimeSolutions.gov
Designated “Promising” by the New York State Academy for Educational Development
Named a promising program on FindYouthInfo.gov
Empowering students from an early age has proven to reduce aggressive behaviors and violence. Stop violence before it happens by implementing The Leadership Program's Violence Prevention Curriculum today.