“Being on Top of Your Game” with Academic Coaching

5 Jun

From YWCA Academic Coach Program Coordinator Kathy Dawkins:

What does building a tower that supports a piece of candy using marshmallows and spaghetti have to do with “being on top of your game”? The YWCA After-School kids who participated in the Academic Coach program this past school year were quick to answer. You see, “being on top of your game” was the center of discussion throughout the year and ingredients such as collaboration, planning, persistence, problem solving, believing in yourself, as well as learning and growing from mistakes and challenges were part of the discussion…. all ingredients for figuring out how to build a tower from marshmallows and spaghetti that supported a piece of candy! ….all ingredients for being successful in life!  Way to go to all the kids… we are PROUD of you!

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