Message from OUR Executive Director
Whether you're a concerned parent, educator, student, business owner, professional, or community member - I hope our site provides you with value in dealing with what's important to YOU!
Our school programs were custom created by - and donated to us - by Scott Gallagher, a recognized authority on business strategy, marketing, leadership psychology, organizational turnaround, and peak performance. Leaders from a range of industries – advocates of humanity, CEOs of corporations, psychologists, athletes, world class television personalities, teachers and parents call upon Scott for his ability to listen, co-create and transform.
Scott generously donates his time in training our volunteers and staff in the delivery of these cutting-edge programs.
Our results are dramatic, long-lasting, and proven.
Addiction Free Youth (Choice Empowered Youth)
P.S. After being mentored by Scott, I delivered my first keynote at an at-risk school in Winnipeg, AB - take a look at a clip of it below!
Scott’s program gave me a teaching strategy that I can use for the rest of my career. Now I know how to handle a child with an addiction. For me, that’s huge. Sometimes you go to those teaching conferences and you come out with nothing. This program gave me something real that I can implement. That’s what I appreciated most.
Students who took the program seriously became better and more responsible people as a result of some of the strategies used. As one of the adults in the program, I can vouch for the fact that it wasn’t just the kids who changed - we learned a lot as well.
— Larry Lippa, Counselor, C.R. Marchant, Toronto, Ontario
After finishing the program, we surveyed the participants and found we had some powerful and measurable results:
As part of the evaluations, participants shared key words to describe their thoughts and feeling about the program. Included were: inspiring, life-changing, positive, happy, relieved, positive selfishness, enlightening, relief from negativity, helping to control your habits. Participants also commented that it was nice to be part of a group where there were several people essentially working toward the same goal of reducing or eliminating a bad habit.
— Renee Lacoursiere-Boltz, Social Worker, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, North Bay, Ontario
Our work at my high school is often crisis based responses so it was a welcome change to have a program that addresses so many issues for so many students all at once.
Scott gave a very powerful and real keynote presentation to our kids. Students that I didn’t think would choose to participate in the follow-up program and whom I knew could use the support actually did!
What impressed me most was how responsive/helpful kids were to each other. The peer support was very powerful and the accountability was very useful in making these students successful. I really appreciated the concept of setting students up for small successes as opposed to trying to make large leaps and experiencing failure.
I think I can speak for our school in saying that we learned a great deal from Scott Gallagher in regards to supporting kids with difficult issues in a very positive and proactive way. We created a survey for our students to gauge how helpful the presentation was and many responded that it related to their lives and that the information was useful.
Thanks to Scott for his dynamic presentation and for providing simple training to allow us to carry the program forward. I would recommend this program to other schools looking to support students in a success driven, peer based way.
— Nicole Giroux, School Counselor, Martensville High School, Martensville, Saskatchewan
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