Alignment and U-46 are excited to announce that the Freshman Experience launched live on January 14, 2022! The eight-week curriculum is designed to help students develop the social and emotional skills needed for success in high school, their future careers, and everyday life.
While the pilot of this program took place remotely during the 2020-2021 school year, Larkin High School and Streamwood High School approached Alignment about offering the program live to their freshmen AVID students. Alignment is utilizing the help of four wonderful interns from local universities (Elgin Community College, Judson University, and Northern Illinois University) to use their current experiences and post-secondary successes to model the behaviors and skills exemplified in the curriculum. Adding this more personal element to the curriculum has students engaged and practicing the social and emotional skill sets taught such as teaming, conflict resolution, appreciation of diversity, power of voice, etc.
Alignment is looking forward to the last few weeks of the program and watching the students learn more about themselves and each other.