An upstream model which builds a foundation for all youth to move from surviving into thriving, at school, home and within their communities.
Students advocating for mental health and well-being through the lens of resiliency to impact their school culture
Schools building resilient youth by creating a culture that promotes connection, authenticity, emotional and physical well-being
Why REDgen School?
School culture impacts students' ability to learn, grow and succeed in both school and life
All students can learn, practice and develop resiliency
Mental well-being needs to be an ongoing conversation
Relationships and connection make a difference
Building resiliency is preventive mental health
Students know what students need
Do better in the classroom
Take action when faced with challenges
Demonstrate high emotional intelligence
Seek help when needed
Maintain positive relationships
Engage with flexible mindset
Set goals for the future
Who are the Academic Advisors?A pupil services staff and a teacher from your school who demonstrates the following Qualifications Demonstration of resilience Authentic relationships across student body Passion for mental health and well-being
How do you recruit REDgen Student Leaders?REDgen suggests any of these three options: 1. Staff Nominations Ask staff members to nominate student who Are emerging leaders Are curious/think outside of the box Take Initiative Able to move outside of their comfort zone Demonstrate resilience Are available to participate in weekly meeting 2. Direct Recruitment Recruit students based on College and Career Readiness Surveys Present opportunity during Assembly, Psychology or Health Class 3. Student Self Selection REDgen booth at School Clubs Fair Students directly request to be a part of REDgen
What is the cost?There is a nominal fee per year to access materials, trainings, events, and to maintain membership. Grants maybe available through the State of WI: https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/youth-suicide-prevention/student-programs/peer-to-peer-suicide-prevention-grants
What do REDgen Chapters receive?Member access to Roots of Resilience Framework and content Staff workshop prior to school year Framework for Student Training Kognito's Friend2Friend: Emotional & Mental Wellness virtual training REDgen Swag Access to 4 national-level speakers throughout the year Funding for REDgen activities via grant application
When can we start?The BEST time to start is at the beginning of your school year. The calendar of monthly lessons and activities start in September. However in efforts to meet the needs of our youth we will help a REDgen School group get started any time! Contact us to learn more about applying for a chapter.