Connecting for Success
Connecting for Success is a program created specifically for 5th grade students in LA’s BEST. Connecting for Success fosters global civic awareness and reduces a tolerance for violence, while encouraging LA’s BEST staff and students to impact their community through positive social action. By examining topics related to community and human connectedness, participants are taken on journeys with activities designed to develop thoughtfulness in consideration of the consequences of their actions; courage to confront problems when they see them; and independence and strength to develop their own voices and to follow through on their convictions. Likewise, students will increase their capacity to constructively deal with stressful situations through conflict resolution.