Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
A lack of leadership opportunities available to at-risk youth has caused an increased likelihood of struggles in school, higher rates of juvenile delinquency & a lack of job readiness skills. Growing Greatness is a non-profit organization located in Watsonville, California that teaches leadership and health advocacy workshops for youth who attend local middle schools and high schools. The purpose of this project was to implement a new online confidence building workshop. One of the activities was titled, “Group Agreements” and it shed light on a way to build on confidence, by creating a safe space that can provide a break from things such as judgment & unsolicited opinions. The results were measured by a pre-survey & a post-survey. The post-survey indicated a huge difference in the answers received after the workshop was completed, with all three participants confirming an increase within their individual personal strengths & overall confidence.
Rocha-Fernandez, Lupita, "Project Emerald : Youth and their ability to shine" (2023). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1483.