2nd Edition made specifically for use in schools will be released on June 15, 2019
The Five Steps…
- Become more involved in your own education
- Don’t let your environment determine your future
- Avoid negative peer pressure
- Discover your purpose in life
- You must create a plan for yourself
Workbook for Youth – Five Steps to Avoid the School to Prison Pipeline
This workbook is geared towards youth ages 12-19 who read through real life stories and questions contained in the 5 Steps Workbook together (with an adult facilitator). The workbook uses real life stories to help youth conceptualize what is meant by the “school to prison pipeline” and helps to open critical conversations that must be had in order to move youth from school to career rather than prison. The workbook is a story of one family’s journey through the 5 Steps as they try to avoid the traps which await them in an invisible pipeline. The characters are 15 year old Jaleesa, 16 year old Robert, their Mom Latonia and their Dad Robert Sr.
Restorative conversations using the 5 Steps Workbook provides a series of preventive activities where students use real life stories to understand issues from different perspectives and not just their own. In the final step (Step 5) of the workbook there is a blank career plan that can be used to help youth to create a realistic and actionable plan for themselves.
Use of the 1st Edition of this workbook is recommended more for churches since it discusses the Bible in Step 4. The 2nd Edition of the workbook is recommended for use in schools, which replaces discussions of the Bible in Step 4 with discussions on the benefits of meditation as a positive behavior intervention. The 2nd Edition was developed per request of schools who saw great benefits in the use of the workbook, but were concerned about sepearating church and state. The 2nd Edition will be made for sale to the public June 15, 2019.
Interested in purchasing the 1st (Church) Edition of the workbook? Click Here.
This workbook is a story of one family’s journey to avoid the traps which await them in an invisible pipeline, and offers many very insightful and thought provoking questions to it’s readers.