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Summer Sessions:
June 21-July 2 & July 12-23

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 to expect in middle school and how to get the most out of the middle school experience.

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


This workshop is specifically designed to help new middle schoolers transition from elementary school! Does your student need a dash of support to boost their confidence? Do you want your student to hit the ground running?

The Workshop

This live, online workshop introduces rising sixth graders (entering middle schoolers) to their grit and supplies tools to feed their resilience and optimism. 

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 middle schoolers 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. For instance, several of the activities strengthen core strengths like confident self-expression in writing and speech. Our exercises improve strengths that will immensely benefit your child when they enter the middle school environment. The ability to identify personal challenges and write about them sets your child up to thrive in a new environment where they are expected to start expressing themselves and their thoughts and ideas as part of their learning. The skills they master in this workshop will ease the transition to middle school.

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.

Let's help them take that first step!

Students learn the value of things like:

  • Leverage your challenges for success

  • Access and build your innate resilience

  • Speak with confidence about yourself

  • Build out your peer support network (new friendships)

  • Learning how to write/speak about challenges and victories

  • Building their confidence by learning how to manage their time and adapting to multi-classroom/teacher learning

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

  • Mastering other new skills that will ease the transition to middle school

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:

June 21-July 2    &     July 12-23

Available for rising 6th 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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Poems written by the students expressing who they are with confidence!
"I am, who I am"

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