Point Break creates an atmosphere of honest communication in which students and faculty work together. Participants move through a variety of high-energy games, small group discussions, encouraging teaching segments and poignant moments of personal reflection, all of which call for honest introspection. Through this process, students who have been silent in the past find an opportunity to share and trust their peers.
Point Break is a day-long workshop designed to promote resiliency among students. Resilient students display social competence, problem-solving skills, personal responsibility and a sense of purpose and hope for the future. Students learn to choose conflict resolution over conflict and respect for others over disrespect.
Through this six-hour workshop, educational and social barriers that exist between students begin to evaporate. High-energy activities, interaction with caring adults and relevant discussion (regarding bullying, painful life experiences, and emotional expression) allow Point Break to draw students together, focusing on empathy and respect. Students respond to the day’s challenges with self-reflection and the acknowledgment of personal responsibility. The end result is students who begin to pursue immediate behavioral change.
Students not only discuss compassion, they participate in it! They not only talk about respect, they experience it! Reconciliation takes place right before their eyes as students share their own pain and come to grips with how it has affected them as well as those around them.
Learn more at Youth for Christ Central Ohio http://www.coyfc.org/what/point_break/.