WHAT WE DO
In a few words, Future Aces is about inspiration. Our goals are to enrich the lives of every youth and student we can, empowering them to achieve their dreams. Whether this is through leadership conferences and getaways, organizing inspirational speakers at local schools, or working with teachers and board of education administrators to implement positive-power curriculum in the classroom, we take our goals very seriously.
Here’s how we do it…
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The Future Aces Philosophy supports the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Character Development mandate and a School’s Code of Conduct by:
- Providing a clear and understandable code of ethics for people of all abilities and backgrounds
- Providing the school and parents with a clear sense of direction concerning the attitudes and behaviours that students should learn
- Boosting students’ self-esteem by inviting students to be positive and to take action
- Encouraging self-discipline by teaching students that they are responsible for their own actions
- Giving students the confidence to settle differences peaceably
- Emphasizing desirable values and promoting common decency towards others
- Providing the concept of being a good person with a coherent and workable frame of reference
STEPS to successfully implement the Future Aces Philosophy:
- Staff Workshop is essential to understand the background and initial steps in implementing this positive approach for handling daily challenges.
- Student Empowerment Presentation introduces Future Aces character attributes and inspires the positive behaviour change schools wish to instil.
- In-Services reinforce character development and equity initiatives fostering a more positive school environment. (Ask for list of available in-services.)
- Parent presentation or workshop encourages support through home use of the philosophy strengthening positive values and behaviour at home and school.
- Leadership Conferences for students in Grades 4-6 and Grades 7 – 10 support the integration of school character development. Students participate in leadership, esteem and team building exercises with a goal to implementing community service projects that benefit society.
- Teacher Training Summer Institute held in August allows educators to share ideas and learn about new resources that will keep Future Aces thriving in their schools.
The Future Aces Leadership Conference is a three-day conference targeted towards all Ontario students in Grade 7 to 10. Students participate in self-esteem building workshops and seminars to help build character. Speakers empower and motivate students to gain confidence and create their own success story!
- 1 supervisory teacher per school
- 8 students each from 24 schools
- Students are comprised of half at-risk and half with innate leadership skills
- Build self esteem and self awareness
- Learn Leadership skills and recognize leadership opportunities
- Be exposed to positive role models
- Develop and implement a service-oriented project at school that gives back to the community
Returning Faces is a one-day event where attendees of the Leadership Conference are invited back to reflect and share their personal growth since the conference. Together, the students talk about any challenges they faced and overcoming difficulties. We invite motivational speakers to provide some insight to student discussions and motivate them to take further action.
Be the ACE in CharACtEr Elementary Symposium
A full day Leadership Symposium for students in Grades 4, 5 and 6
- 1 or 2 staff members per school
- 12 students each
- Participate in workshops that build self esteem and self awareness
- Learn leadership skills and recognize leadership opportunities
- Be exposed to positive students, adult role models and motivational speakers
- Share successful character building initiatives that were implemented at their school
- Attain new ideas and develop more character building initiatives to be implemented at school
The Elementary Symposium is an end-of-year gathering that is geared towards elementary students. The symposium empowers students to become change-makers and the leaders of tomorrow.
National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program
The National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program is geared towards Canadian graduating secondary students that are pursuing a post-secondary education. Students must have demonstrated exemplary citizenship qualities through extensive community service, volunteerism, and humanitarian causes. The $1,000 scholarship is non-renewable and can be used at any post-secondary institution.