Becoming a Force for Good

Pilot Program

The Becoming a Force for Good program is designed for use in schools to encourage students to treat others with dignity and respect, regardless of differences, and to challenges students to take a stand for justice by becoming a peaceful presence against injustice.   Students are guided to identify and adopt five new personal habits that will help them become a force for good.  While the program emphasizes notable champions for social justice, such as Gandhi, the life story of a girl named Kelly is used as an example that every student can choose to become a force for good.

We are seeking educators to implement the program and provide feedback during the pilot phase of program development.

The Kelly Way Foundation receives financial support to promote social justice, as a result this program and the associated materials available to schools at no cost.

The curriculum and web content for the five learning modules are accessible below.  For more information, or to request program materials, including the teacher guide, student handbooks and handouts and posters,  please contact:

Jimmie Cosby
Student Services Consultant
jimmiecosby@gmail.com

Mission

Building champions for social justice

Objectives

    • Reinforce the importance of diversity
    • Identify common actions that may lead to injustice
    • Challenge students to stand for justice
    • Encourage the adoption of habits that support social justice

Ages

Applicable to Grades 5 through 8

Learning Module Series

Each learning module will require approximately 45 minutes to complete.
A Teacher Guide is included below for each module, providing Facilitator Notes supporting each power point chart.  The Student Handbook included below is intended for distribution to students during the course of the program as well as for take-home following the program.

Module 1:  Why Diversity is Important
Overview of social injustice
The value of diversity

Module 2: Champions for Social Justice
Differences can become targets of injustice
Notable champions for social justice

Module 3:  Standing Against Injustice
Gandhi emphasized the role of habits in who we become
The Kelly Way Story- how an ordinary girl made a difference
The power of habits

Module 4:  Making Good Habits Personal
Habits can help us stand for justice
Selecting 5 new personal habits
Create a poster listing top 5 habits

Module 5:  Taking the Force for Good Challenge
Highlight a top habit by creating a postcard
Making new habits part of a daily routine
Tracking habits with the scorecard

Additional Resources Provided

The Kelly Way will provide pilot classrooms with the following:

  • Teacher Guide – for each participating teacher
  • Student Handbook- for each participating student
  • Force for Good Poster- for each classroom
  • Force for Good magnets- for each student
  • Be the Light Poster- for each classroom
  • Be the Light cards- for each student

Please contact Jimmie Cosby, jimmiecosby@gmail.com, for more information.