YouthMax Program

Kittridge Connection is authorized and pleased to present YouthMAX, a youth leadership program designed to give today’s young people practical tools and ideas to help them navigate life.

YouthMAX is focused on four key topics: Stand Up & Be Counted (Stop Bullying), Learning to Fail Forward to Success, Developing a Positive Self-Image and Developing a Strong Personal Character.

Helping Youth Help Themselves and Others Youth Leadership Curriculum

Bullying, failure, low self-image, and poor character decisions are at the heart of many of the challenges facing young people today. YouthMAX, a youth leadership curriculum, is designed to give today’s young people practical tools and ideas to help them navigate life.

Stand Up and Be Counted – Learn positive attitudes and actions that will help stop bullying and lift others up.

This lesson teaches youth how to deal with bullying in a positive, affirming way:

  • Stand Up – Be confident in your own value.
  • Lift Up – Use your influence to help others.
  • Pick Up – Help others who are being bullied by picking them up.

Developing a Positive Self-Image – Understand and apply key ways to develop and maintain a positive self-image.

Developing a Positive Self-Image teaches youth that we all are unique and have high value to others. With this in mind we can build personal confidence and develop daily habits that will help youth maintain a positive self-image.

Developing Strong Personal Character – Learn what it takes to develop strong and effective personal character.According to John Maxwell, character is the number one differentiator between shooting stars and people who obtain and maintain life-long success.

His lesson Developing Personal Character teaches youth how to choose positive character based daily decisions that will help bring their actions and values in line and help them learn to achieve lasting personal success.Learning to Fail Forward to Success – Learn powerful, proven ways to look at failure in a new way and use life’s failures to build success.

John Maxwell’s lesson, Learning to Fail Forward to Success, teaches that failure is the foundation for all success. This lesson helps youth understand how to learn from failure, change, and grow toward success.

Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn For Teens

It’s a step forward when teens possess the right tools to turn setbacks and losses into a gain of knowledge

Do you know a teenager? Maybe you’re a parent of a teen, or perhaps you work with young people. You probably want the best for them – for them to grow to be successful and resilient adults. And you’re always looking for ways to help them become all they can be.

We are excited to let you know about a new resource from John C. Maxwell. For the first time ever, he has created a book specifically for teens.

The book is Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn for Teens, created just for teen readers, this book is designed to inspire and challenge them to see setbacks as opportunities – to grow, learn, and improve. Featuring new stories about teens and adults who overcame adversity and mistakes, like teenage Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Iron Man actor Robert Downey, Jr., it also provides application exercises and journaling opportunities.

We believe that by developing the qualities below and practicing them in life, teens can learn to move forward from mistakes and use what they learn to grow and succeed:

Humility: The Spirit of LearningReality: The Foundation of LearningResponsibility: The First Step of LearningImprovement: The Focus of LearningHope: The Motivation of LearningTeachability: The Pathway of LearningAdversity: The Catalyst for LearningProblems: Opportunities for LearningBad Experiences: The Perspective for LearningChange: The Price of LearningMaturity: The Value of Learning

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