PuCKs Program Conceptual Framework
The PuCKs Programs help kids to set and attain educational, sports and fitness, and community goals and capacities.
Empowerment, asset and capacity building and leadership development are applied to guide students in growing leadership, social responsibility, and accountability.
Map: Program Integration Overview from Power Point
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Power Fit Program
The Power Fit program is the entry program to both Lit Fit and PAVE. Kids develop fitness and sports skills while having fun playing sports like hockey, soccer and more.
Through this program, kids also develop team and leadership abilities, as well as accountability, responsibility, community engagement and how to set and attain specific personal goals.
Photo: Hockey Legends, Gordie Howe and Glenn Hall with PuCKs Kids
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Lit Fit Program
Lit Fit can be taken as a continuation of Power Fit, or entered on its own: where youth receive Literacy, Homework and Course-Specific Tutoring with University students and community volunteers.
Lit Fit is open to youth in grades 8-12 and sets the stage for high school graduation and the PAVE Program. Youth attend after school 3 times per week 3:30 to 5:00 PM during the school year.
Photo:: Lit Fit Program - Homework Help
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The PAVE program stands for Preparing for & Accessing Vocational Education & Employment, and is a new program being planned for 2015. PAVE may be a continuation of Power Fit and Lit Fit, or may be entered on its own.
The PAVE Program will be open to youth in grades 10-12 (ages 16-18) who are interested in pursuing advanced education and/or employment.
Photo: PuCKs Youth work with University Students and Tutors
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Digital Stories Showcase
During early 2014, Karen youth attended workshops at PuCKs to learn how to create digital stories using iPads and selected apps.
These video stories have been collected and can be viewed from our Digital Stories showcase page.
Image: PuCKs Karen Youth Digital Stories Showcase
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As part of our digital storytelling, open digital badges were created to help the youth become familar with open badges and how these can augment their future resume preparation and employment seeking.
The badges focus specficially on aspects of video storytelling, including the use of iPads and specific apps such as iMovie and Educreations, as well as storytelling, and storyboard creation.
Images: Digital Badges for our Storytellers
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PuCKs has evolved, grounded in a philosophy of community involvement, empowerment, leadership and personal growth.
Some of our research has involved the use of Appreciative Inquiry to create a climate of positivity and belongingness as well as inquiry-based learning that supports youthengagement and holistic development.
Images: PuCKs Research
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