About Our CreativeFlow and YouthEntrepreneur Programs
in League City and Friendswood
Our Philosophy & Mission
Our mission is to create strong, physically fit, resourceful, resilient, and emotionally intelligent youth through use of the arts, movement, and life skills programs, and to build tomorrow's business leaders through our CreativeFlow and YouthEntrepreneur programs. We offer these courses at our facility, in school classrooms and to businesses or organizations that specialize in working with youth.
- Our CreativeFlow program,
- uses expressive arts to develop creativity and emotional depth;
- movement to develop strong nervous systems and physical and mental strength; and
- life skills to provide common-sense thinking exericises that enable students to make better informed choices about life events.
This winning combination offers the supportive and nurturing environment that empowers young people to reach their full potential.
- OurYouthEntrepreneur program,
- explores the entrepreneurial mindset via engaging and immersive professional development experiences,
- encourages youth to create their own problem to solve, after which
- students create a product or service,
- analyze its market,
- refine it,
- price it and
- produce it
Components of the CreativeFlow Program
Art is humanity’s most essential, most universal language. It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. ~Ernest L. Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
We teach our students how to be creatively innovative. By offering a seed of an idea, our youth take that seed and it germinates into an art-form from their own imaginations. Afterwards,students share the meaning behind the art they created. Students also learn to tap deeper into their inner selves through creative writing, which includes short stories, poetry and storytelling. Acting, public speaking and personal expression opportunities are abundant. As the youth share with us about what they've created, be it art or writing, they can give voice to their vulnerability and fears as well as further developing their own viewpoints on life. Students interact with each other in new ways, helping them find and develop skills they never had.
Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health, fitness, and quality of life. It also helps reduce your risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, depression and anxiety and dementia. `www.cdc.gov
Experts attribute a rise in mental health problems among youth to a decline in the opportunities for physical movement for the average child or teen. Our society is just beginning to learn about the importance of physical activity in early childhood development as it relates to social, physical cognitive and emotional skills. Physical activity prevents chronic disease in youth and adults. When the body lacks strength and control and agility, the mind also lacks strength, control, and agility. Youth who don't move, lose! That is why physical activity is a critical core component in our program. We help ensure youth develop long-lasting fitness habits that keep them healthy and happy for years to come.
75 percent of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust. -Center for Creative Leadership
Our CreativeFlow and YouthEntrepreneur classes teach life skills directly through project-based learning where students develop an idea from start to finish. Students work collaboratively and individually to practice working in a team environment resolving conflict, communicating, and being assertive.
Components of the YouthEntrepreneur Program
Our YouthEntrepreneur program for ages 11-18 has been taught to students all over the world. The curriculum is top-notch and uses hands-on, innovative and collabrative training materials that turn today's learners into tomorrow's leaders. It has been taught in all 50 states in the USA, in 150+ countries, and to more that 150,000 students! Students learn essential business skills such as designing marketing materials and creating campaigns around their brand for a business that culminate annually with an optional market at the Academy in which to sell their goods or services.
After completing programs taught in our YouthEntrepreneur curriculum, students self-reported:
We offer these courses at our facility, in school classrooms and to businesses or organizations that specialize in working with youth.