Below find a menu of our presentations to support social emotional learning, character development, and education. We cover topics such as child abuse, bullying, conflict, diversity, and social emotional learning.
Teasing & Name-Calling (25 minutes)
Developed for our youngest audiences, this presentation promotes caring and respect by showing that words can really hurt despite what children may have heard in the saying, “Sticks and stones …” It discourages teasing and name calling that can lead to future bullying, while encouraging kindness.
Awareness of Differences (45 minutes)
This program promotes respect, understanding and acceptance of all individuals regardless of their differences that may lead to exclusion and harassment. By allowing open conversation about diversity, this presentation builds cultural awareness and breaks down barriers — showing students that even though we are all different in some ways, we are all the same on the inside.
Talk it Out!! Promoting Self-Regulation and Effective Communication in Times of Stress (45 minutes)
By giving the audience a chance to help the Kids on the Block characters, the children are empowered to talk about difficult feelings to learn strategies to stay calm in overwhelming, stressful situations that occur in everyday life. It teaches a simple technique to remain grounded and present so they can deal with negative emotions effectively and connect with others during difficult times.
Second – Fourth Grade
Child Abuse Prevention (recommended for 45 minutes)
A personal safety program educating students to identify child abuse and neglect, empower them to say “No!” and encourage them to talk to a trusted adult. Although this important topic is always sensitive in nature, the program is presented in a kid-friendly and non-threatening way. Kids on the Block is licensed by the Department of Children’s Services.
Third – Fourth Grade
Be a Hero (recommended for 45 minutes)
“Be A Hero” is designed to examine the challenges around teasing and bullying. It aims to identify and explain the various forms of bullying and the difference between conflict and bullying. The program integrates best-practices around bullying prevention to reach the goals of challenging bystanders to advocate for their peers, encouraging targets of bullying to seek help from trusted adults, and increasing self-control. It emphasizes fairness and respect among all people and empowers students to speak out in unjust situations. Students come to understand that a safe school climate is everyone’s responsibility.