Life Management Skills
This curriculum was developed in an attempt to help youth ascertain their role in the world and get a broader understanding of why they are who they are and why they behave as they do. It was created with lessons and activities from the ARISE Life Management Skills program and includes the formula they have embraced for developing presentations aimed at youth.
The many sections throughout this life skills curriculum are meant to connect several ideas with the hope that program participants will be able to identify their role in society but also learn some coping skills and strategies to help them succeed as adults.
Faculty and staff at KEYS Academy have been certified in the ARISE Life Management Skills formula for presenting the curriculum and permission was obtained from the El Paso County Attorney in August 2016 to use material previously developed while Miguel A. Rivera was working with her office (under then County Attorney Jose Rodriguez) in 2006.
The information throughout this curriculum was combined with Microsoft® PowerPoint presentations in an effort to make the presentations more attractive to the participants and help the presenter gauge their position through an organized format.
General Life Skills
Lesson # Topic Worksheet 1 Knowing Yourself 2 Respect 3 Self- Esteem 4 Building Self-Esteem 5 Abuse 6 Conflict Resolution 7 Stopping Abuse 8 Thinking Creatively 9 Getting Organized 10 Setting Goals 11 Removing the Negatives 12 Focusing on the Positive 13 Smart Strategies 14 Time Management
Substance Abuse Prevention
Lesson # Topic Worksheet 15 Self-Esteem 16 Peer Pressure 17 Alcohol Abuse 18 Driving Under the Influence 19 Tobacco Facts 20 Drug Abuse 21 Getting Help 22 Setting Goals 23 Removing the Negatives 24 Things to Do Instead of Drugs 25 Controlled Substances and Withdrawals 26 Opinions
Lesson # Topic Worksheet 27 Self-Esteem and Gangs 28 Respect and Gangs 29 Conflict 30 Anger Control Through Body Language 31 Peer Pressure 32 Cultural Differences 33 Types of Anger 34 Aggressiveness 35 Anger Management 36 Avoiding Fights 37 Violence Reduction 38 Police Confrontation 39 Life of Crime 40 Networking 41 Building Support Systems 42 43 44 45 Interviews 46 Transportation 47 Budgeting Your Salary