Kids are struggling to make sense of a confusing world. Many kids lack the positive interactions needed to understand the negativity that surrounds them. This lack of positive interaction produces feelings of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. Kids are our future, and they shouldn’t have to struggle in this way.
Programs that support leadership development and mentoring can help build confidence, encourage positive decision-making, and build social capital.
Youth mentor programs have been proven to positively impact many areas of a child’s life, and are especially critical for children living in poverty.
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PureGame creates programming for children that integrates a character education curriculum, leadership coaching, and sport. Our programs increase and encourage physical activity (aligned with public school physical activity standards), incentivizes attendance, introduces new skills, and builds character. As an organization, our company values are Family First, Confidence with Compassion, Exercise a Growth Mindset, and above all else, Fun. We believe these values to encompass the importance of learning. Through play and experiential learning, we create memorable experiences and instill the life values that last far beyond the field of play and school.
Our programs have been developed by those who live and work in the neighborhoods we serve. This connection is an essential aspect of our programming because what we provide the children directly relates to them and their circumstances. Working with children on their level, understanding them emotionally, and helping them deal with their struggles allows our Field Champions to relate with them at a higher level. We create our positive outcomes because of the relationships developed between Field Champion and student.
- Children reported feeling an increase in safety towards their peers after the Pure Game program increasing the likelihood of a sense of school connectedness
- Students' attitudes towards personal safety increased by 30% after participating in the Pure Game program allowing for an elevated capacity to engage in learning and attend school on a regular basis
- After graduating from the PureGame program, students reported feeling more confident in being able to make more positive and ethical choices
- PureGame participants reported an increase in their ability to stop and think about their actions as it relates to their goals with more regularity
- PureGame student participants demonstrated an increase in their ability to look on the favorable side of conditions and resulting in a team related activity
The older youth in the program are looking for something that prepares them for life beyond school. Our life skills programming helps with this transition and has also created a new staffing source. Working with these older teens, we offer them a process to join the Pure Game team.
This wisdom gives them an edge when delivering the message of change we provide.
Our Mentoring for Success program has the youth take part in our crawl, walk, run training system. Two-four weeks of shadowing our staff followed by an induction training. Two-four weeks of shadowing with added program responsibility followed by curriculum and game training. Two-four weeks of monitored program operations.
Strong reading proficiency is a crucial part of children being able to achieve his or her full potential. Unfortunately, the statistics show that a high percentage of youth are behind on their reading ability. According to the Newport Beach-based Literacy Project Foundation; 57% of students failed the California Standards Test in English. Only 1/3 of fourth graders reach the proficient reading level. Only 25% of students in California schools can perform the necessary reading skills. 85% of juvenile offenders have problems reading.
We know young children need regular, vigorous, physical activity to develop and grow properly. Active play strengthens bones, muscles, and the brain and establishes connections between all three areas. It is the brain we are more concerned with when it comes to literacy, but without the physical activity, there is no connection made throughout the entire body.
The PureGame Character Club incorporates read and play sessions within our program. We separate sessions into 10-minutes of play, 30-minutes of reading, and then a further 20-minutes of play to complete the session.
Sphero Sports introduces students to soccer and STEAM through hands-on, soccer-based coding and maths games. By combining soccer with interactive and engaging programming activities, students become Sphero Sports masters of 21st century skills.
For those students who may not identify as a soccer fan, but instead feel more comfortable learning and working with technology, the close alignment of soccer and analytics will open their minds to the game and may even create new soccer fans!
This all-in-one Sphero coding solution is perfect to get students excited about STEAM learning through a sport they already know and love, as well as providing soccer foundations with the perfect start in teaching STEAM Education.
Pure Game’s Sphero Sports Soccer outreach program will engage students in the growing popularity of Soccer and foster a passion to learn the critical STEAM skills needed for the modern-day world & jobs of tomorrow via Soccer, Coding and Play!