Seeding the G.A.P.P. Program

(Growing A Purposeful Plan)

Seeding The G.A.P.P. (Growing A Purposeful Plan) Program

Seed Life, Inc. presents the Seeding The G.A.P.P. (Growing A Purposeful Plan) Program, a holistic initiative designed to uplift and empower youth and families through mentorship, tutoring, basic financial literacy, parenting support, and peer assistance. Our Mentorship component instills inspiration, self-esteem, and awareness of self-worth in youth, promoting confidence and self-care through the 4 Cs of mentoring: counsel, correction, connection, and championing. Additionally, our program provides vital information on child safety, bullying, and teen dating violence prevention. It aids youth in discovering interests that align with their future goals, fostering healthy habits, and assisting in setting S.M.A.R.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Relevant & Time Limited) goals. Our tutoring program offers tailored English, Math, Social Studies, and Science support up to 8th grade, enhancing academic skills and critical thinking. Our Basic Financial Literacy program equips youth with essential money management skills, including spending, saving, investing, and understanding stocks and bonds. Parent Coaching and Parent Classes empower parents with effective communication, positive discipline techniques, and strategies for fostering a nurturing family environment. The Parent Support Group: What Not To Say provides a safe space for parents to address challenges and cultivate positive communication and relationships with their children. Lastly, our Financial Literacy, Credit Building, and Pathway to Home program educates individuals on budgeting, debt management, investments, mortgages, and home buying, empowering them to achieve financial stability and home ownership. Through these comprehensive programs, Seed Life is committed to bridging gaps, nurturing growth, and fostering resilience within our communities. 

Mentorship

To provide inspiration, understanding, and heightened self-esteem to the youth and promote confidence and awareness of self-worth. Teaching these things will encourage the youth to engage more in self-care. We modeled our mentorship after the 4 Cs of mentoring: counsel, correction, connection, and champion. Provide information on child safety, bullying, and teen dating violence via Seed Life Foundation Training courses. Assist the youth in discovering interests that will benefit them in the future. Showing the youth what a healthy choice looks like and creating new habits to combat bad habits. Assist the youth with goals and make sure they are S.M.A.R.R.T Goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Relevant & Time Limited. The youth and family should understand the steps towards each goal written in everyday language. They will change as their needs change.

Tutoring – Tamiko Hampton, CPS-P

Seed Life’s tutoring program offers comprehensive support in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science tailored for students up to 8th grade. Our dedicated tutors are committed to fostering academic growth and confidence in these fundamental subjects. Through personalized instruction, engaging activities, and targeted resources, we strive to ensure that students not only grasp key concepts but also develop critical thinking skills and a deeper understanding of the material. Whether it’s strengthening language arts proficiency, mastering mathematical concepts, exploring historical events, or delving into scientific principles, our tutoring program provides a supportive environment where students can thrive academically and reach their full potential.

Youth Basic Financial Literacy and Math Program – Desmond Jones

Seed Life’s basic financial literacy program aims to equip youth with essential mathematics and financial skills to address disparities in financial education. Through this program, students will learn the fundamental principles of managing money, including healthy spending habits, saving, and investing basics. Our program emphasizes practical knowledge, teaching participants to differentiate between stocks and bonds and understand their respective roles in the financial market. By empowering youth with these critical skills, we aim to foster financial independence and resilience, helping them build a solid foundation for their future financial well-being.

Parent Coaching & Parenting Classes – Jessica Parker, CPS-P, Certified Parenting Coach

Parent coaching offers a range of valuable insights and skills, including effective communication with children, positive discipline techniques, understanding child development stages, managing challenging behaviors, fostering emotional intelligence in children, promoting healthy family dynamics, and strategies for creating a nurturing and supportive environment for children to thrive. Coaching can also provide practical tips and resources for addressing specific parenting challenges and navigating different parenting styles. Aim to empower parents with the knowledge and tools to raise confident, resilient, and well-adjusted children.

Parent Support Group: What Not to Say – Sabrina Kirkland, CPS-P

The Parent Support Group: What Not to Say is a 6-week comprehensive program that nurtures a supportive environment for parents to learn and grow together. At its core lies the commitment to establish confidentiality and privacy within the group, ensuring a safe space where members can freely share their challenges and triumphs. Through journaling and engaging in activities such as the Negative Words Exercise, participants confront the detrimental effects of negative language on parent-child dynamics, dissecting how it destroys trust and obstructs effective communication. Facilitated by open dialogue, the group collectively explores the impact of such language, setting the stage for healing and personal growth. Encouraging a shift towards positivity, the Positive Words Exercise empowers individuals to identify affirmations that counteract negativity, emphasizing the profound impact of constructive communication.

Furthermore, practical strategies for conflict resolution are unveiled through role-playing scenarios in the Skit segment, promoting alternative approaches to working through disputes within the family. The Letter to My Child exercise fosters self-examination and encourages parental self-reflection, encouraging a deeper understanding of the parent’s role in nurturing a healthy relationship with their child. As the program concludes, it reinforces the ongoing journey towards fostering healthier communication and relationships, explaining the strong commitment to positive change.

Peer Support Groups – Seed Life Inc. Certified Peer Specialists

The Peer Support Groups Discuss the challenges of parents who are raising children with mental health, substance use disorder, or who have been trafficked. Support one another and provide hope, resources, strength, strategies, interventions, and lived experiences so each parent will understand they are not alone. Educate parents on diagnosis, self-care options, and how to be self-efficient and advocate for themselves and family—guiding parents in navigating the mental health system. Each support group will be on a different topic each week, providing new interventions and assisting parents in working on their individual goals via treatment plans.

Financial Literacy
Credit Building and Pathway to Home Basic Information – Desmond Jones: Pathway to Home

Financial Literacy and Home Buying program is designed to empower youths and adults alike with the knowledge needed to navigate the world of personal finance and home ownership in our comprehensive six-week Financial Literacy and Home Buying Class. Gain insights into budgeting, managing debt, learning investments, understanding mortgages, and making informed decisions when purchasing your dream home. Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to enhance your financial skills, this course equips you with the tools to achieve financial stability and confidently embark on the path to homeownership.