What is The S.M.A.R.T. ③ Project™
(Steering the Mind to Aim and Reach for Its Target)
The SMART③ Project™ is designed to provide justice-involved, non justice-involved youth with “how to” Life-skills training to course-correct their life.
Our primary objective is to address the consequential actions of “at-promise” youth by developing constructive programming alternatives to out-of-home placement thus decreasing the potential of long-term justice system exposure.
We are committed to helping youth, between the ages of 12 and 17, to apprehend their "target" by teaching them how to revive, restore, and renew your DREAMS as a #DESTINYCHASER! Our referral and recruitment source is the Family Court Juvenile Justice Division of St. Louis, MO. Youth are referred to the program involuntarily (court ordered) or voluntarily (preventative intervention).
We are in the process of planning for the upcoming program year which is July 1,2018 - June 30, 2019. The S.M.A.R.T. ③ Project™ signature program is the Dream Again: Essential Life Skills for Managing Your Dreams Like a Project workshop. It is an 8-week, 48 hour training session conducted during out-of-school time hours 4-6 times per year on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).
The provision of this type of Like Skills training is shaped around a framework that teaches youth how to utilize the tools and techniques of project management to achieve their dreams. During this 8-week program, participants will not only learn the tools and techniques of project management but importantly how to apply those tools and techniques to managing their dreams. At the conclusion of this program, each participant will leave with a finished project plan to guide their next-steps in pursing their dream.
Finally, at the end of each 8-week seesion, participants have the option of sitting for a highly sought-after examination which measures their baseline knowledge of the fundamentals of project management in 5 domain areas. Upon successfully passing the exam, participants are issued a student badge as show below: