The Problem:You don’t have to look very far to find the problems our children face. Every day we’re exposed to stories telling us how they are attacking each other with violent acts and vicious words. These are assaults based on differences in race, social status, and sexual orientation that are devastating to a child’s self-esteem, sometimes driving them to violent extremes. Or equally as disturbing; a young life ruined in a split-second by a drunk driving accident or drug overdose before having the opportunity to fulfill a promising future. The terrible aftermath of these stories always looks the same -- loved ones left to wonder why or how this could happen to, or be caused by -- their child. These tragedies aren’t isolated or insignificant – they are part of an epidemic that is rippling across America. So how do we stop this? How do we intervene? Based on what science tells us about the way the developing brain operates and processes, warnings and penalties don’t work. We have a different approach, one that doesn’t rely on lecture or threat – but instead on understanding… on connection…on empathy.**
Mission: To provide educator training and student programs centered on a values-based curriculum that provides a foundation of character, tolerance, and empathy. We carry out this mission by exposing the most serious threats and issues students face and confronting them in an un-paralleled way.
It Starts With a Story: This process begins with a dramatic film depicting characters and situations that mirror the life of its audience and the unique environment they live in. Carefully focused on the issue at hand, each film is simultaneously engaging, informative, and thought-provoking; an emotionally visceral experience that has an unforgettable impact on its audience.
It Continues With Education:Our films establish a fertile ground for introspection and discussion – and we provide a plan not only to guide that process but also to reinforce its most important lessons far into the future. We teach educators how to maximize the film’s effectiveness, providing them with lessons, assignments, and strategies for on-going education. To support this -- Chase Wilson Education hosts both interactive and live events lead by the same highly-qualified subject matter experts involved in the development and creation of our films and curriculum. This wealth of experts, tools, and resources helps educators find whatever they need to learn about and deal with the specific problems or issues their students face.**
Our Effect:All of our programs work together to instill a foundation of safer decision-making, better riskassessment, and greater understanding of others within each student. We empower them to make safer, stronger, and more compassionate choices outside of the classroom – teaching them how to foresee consequences and encouraging them to understand situations and events from someone else’s point-of-view. These are lessons that they will benefit from far into their future. The values our programs provide support character development, promote empathy towards others, and establish the perspective needed for a more positive worldview.
The Problem:You don’t have to look very far to find the problems our children face. Every day we’re exposed to stories telling us how they are attacking each other with violent acts and vicious words. These are assaults based on differences in…