S.P.A.R.K. CURRICULUM & ONLINE MEMBERSHIP

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Curious to know what the online curriculum and membership platform looks like? Here’s a comprehensive video that walks you through the online platform, and below you’ll find a sample of our online SPARK Curricula’s main page.

We’ve also included a sample lesson from both the SPARK Child & SPARK Teen Curricula for you to enjoy!

Click here to view the SPARK Child sample lesson—

Click here to view the SPARK Teen sample lesson— 

Click on the icons below to see the Program Components & Objectives, Logic Model, and Framework for Prevention for each Curricula:

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Upcoming Training Dates and Zoom Links

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**This is the SPARK Child Curriculum main page. The SPARK Teen and Pre-Teen Curricula pages look a little different, but have all the same good stuff inside!** 

 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@cypressinitiative.org or by phone at 1-813-662-6920.

SPARK CHILD | LESSON SAMPLE

 

OBJECTIVES & GOALS

The participants will recognize that Thought creates feeling.

 

The participants will learn how their feelings can intensify and weaken.

 

The participants will learn that their thoughts and feelings don’t have to impact their potential.

 

MATERIALS

Kit:

  • Dylan & His Nervous Thoughts storybook

Other:

  • White icing
  • Food coloring (red, green, yellow)
  • Spoons to spread icing
  • Plates/4 Clear Cups
ACTIVITIES

  1. Color Your Thoughts: 15 minutes
  2. “Dylan & His Nervous Thoughts”: 20 minutes
  3. Decorate You: 10 minutes
  4. Circle Time: 5 minutes

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FACILITATOR PREP NOTES

Activity Two: You will need to purchase cookies, icing and food coloring ahead of time.

Activity One: Color Your Thoughts (15 minutes)

Activity Focus: The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate that different thoughts will create different feelings. Also, the more a person focuses on a thought, the more their feeling will intensify. The less a person focuses on a thought, the faster the feeling will weaken and eventually the thought and feeling will pass.

In this activity, the participants will be decorating cookies using icing and food coloring. Prior to decorating the cookies, the facilitator will conduct a brief demonstration to teach the activity focus.

Demonstration:

Step 1: The facilitator will hold up the white icing and ask the participants to identify the color. The facilitator will then ask them to describe the color white. The facilitator should listen for words such as clear, pure and clean.

Step 2: The facilitator will then make the analogy that this is who each person is by default, before we are aware of our thinking.

Step 3…..

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Activity Two: “Dylan & His Nervous Thoughts” (20 minutes)

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Activity Three: Decorate You (10 minutes)

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Activity Four: Q & A (5 minutes)

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If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@cypressinitiative.org or by phone at 1-813-662-6920.

SPARK TEEN | LESSON SAMPLE

 

Lesson Two: The Principles Behind Life & Finding Your SPARK!

Objectives/Goals:
  1. The participants will be able to define the 3 Principles and identify them as the Inside-Out understanding.
  2. The participants will begin to understand how the 3 Principles affect their reality.
  3. The participants will learn about the SPARK that resides inside of each of them and how that SPARK can help them to navigate through life’s circumstances.
Materials:
– KIT –

  • Student Workbooks, Pg. 5: 3 Principles
  • Video: The Principles behind Life & finding your SPARK!
  • Video: Thought Storms
  • Pen/Pencil/Marker

– DIGITAL –

  • Projector/ Screen
  • Laptop
  • Speakers
Activities:
  1. The Principles behind your LIFE & finding your SPARK! – 20 minutes
  2. Thought Cycle versus Thought Chain: – 15 minutes
  3. Thought Cycle: – 15 minutes
  4. Q & A: – 05 minutes
Facilitator Preparation Notes:

Activity One: Ensure location has the proper equipment to show the participants the video. This will be the foundation for all classes to follow. Therefore, during the video, you will want to pause in various places to allow participants to ask clarifying questions. It is suggested that you stop for discussion after the explanation of the SPARK, Thought, and Consciousness. Then continue watching the rest of the video.

Activity Two: This activity will begin directly after the video is complete. It is suggested that you use your own “real-life” examples, as you see fit. To support you, however, some examples have been provided within each activity.

Activity One: The Principles Behind Your LIFE & Finding Your SPARK! (20 minutes) 

Before beginning the video, the facilitator can opt to share the story below about Sydney Banks. The story can be quite helpful for participants to hear because of all that Syd accomplished, despite the challenges and circumstances of his life, merely by understanding the truth of where his experience was coming from.

The Sydney Banks Story: 

Back in the 1970s, Syd had a profound experience that revealed three principles. These 3 Principles are the foundation of all human experience.

At the time of his experience, he was an average working man, who had been leading a pretty miserable life. He was unhappy with his job and was a self-proclaimed alcoholic.

He’d only had a 9th-grade education,but once he found his SPARK inside, he started living such a happy life. He became a public speaker and the author of many books. His life became a journey of helping those who needed it. More than anything, he wanted others to know how to find their SPARK,too!

That’s what this program is all about. To help you find yours! I know it’s in there.

Next, the facilitator will ask the participants to turn to the 3 Principles worksheet on p. 5 in their S.P.A.R.K. Workbook. The facilitator will instruct participants to use the worksheet as a reference, and as a place to take notes while viewing the video.

The facilitator will then show the video The Principles Behind Your LIFE & Finding Your SPARK!, pausing it for discussion after the SPARK, Thought and Consciousness explanation.

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Activity Two: Thought Cycle versus Thought Chain (15 minutes)

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Activity Three: Thought Storms (15 minutes)

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 Activity Four: Q & A (5 minutes)

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If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@cypressinitiative.org or by phone at 1-813-662-6920.

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