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7th & 8th Graders Leadership




Summer Sessions:
July 26 - August 6

See below how to sign up!

Don't miss out on the upcoming Parent event!


Fully LIVE Online!

We use the Zoom platform to hold the online workshops, Monday through Friday for 2 hours each day. Two whole hours of fun activities and engaging discussions about what makes us resilient and great leaders.

It's time to start walking with your head up and speaking with confidence


This workshop is specifically designed to help teens boost their resilience and find their voice and use it to lead! Does your student need a dash of support to boost their confidence? Do you want your student to hit the ground running in high school and beyond?

The Workshop

This live, online workshop introduces 7th and 8th graders to their grit and their innate ability to lead. It provides tools to feed their resilience and optimism and strengthen leadership skills. 


All our workshops are safe spaces where students are encouraged to express themselves and open up to peers and develop their peer-support networks. In the "new normal," it is even more critical that new teens develop strong support networks to increase resilience and optimism. Parents are encouraged to work with their students by accessing and demonstrating their resilience with simple home exercises. 

In addition to increased awareness and exercise of their resilience, students engage in proven activities that have many other applications in the teen world, especially advocacy and leadership. For instance, several of the activities build up core strengths like confident self-expression in writing and speech. A few of these exercises build up strengths that will benefit your child immensely when they apply to college and other programs. The ability to identify personal challenges and write about them sets your child up to ace the college application questions about personal challenges and breakthroughs. The skills students master in this workshop will ease the college application process.

Your child will learn how to engage their resilience while also accumulating skills that will serve them well in middle school, high school, college, and beyond.

Help your student make the leap to Strength & Advocacy!

Students learn the value of:

  • Leveraging challenges for success

  • Accessing and building innate resilience

  • Strength in the face of difficulty

  • Building their peer support network (new friendships)

  • Fueling optimism and perseverance (both traits needed to succeed in high school, college, and beyond)

  • Building out their personal support network


Application Critical:

  • Learning how to write/speak about challenges and victories.

  • Building up confidence and self-reflection to write a killer college essay

  • Fueling optimism and perseverance (both traits needed to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.)

  • Speaking with confidence about themselves 

  • Leading in a meaningful & compelling way

  • Demonstrating advocacy for self AND others

Developed and taught by

Research psychologist & TED x speaker, Michael Montegut

& public relations expert, successful entrepreneur, and PAUSD educator, Julia Lee

Register your student!

Online Workshop Session

2021 Summer Session Dates:

July 26 - August 6

Available for rising 7th/8th graders! Register soon before spots run out. We keep our session size moderate so that all students have a chance to participate fully.


Admissions: $600

All registrations due a week before the workshop sessions begin!

All information will be sent to the email you provide.



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