For Grades 6-12 | 8 Sessions of 60 Minutes Each | Up to 30 Students* | $800 for 8 Workshops**
Youth violence, whether physical or verbal, is is a big problem in America.
1 out of 5 high schoolers reports being a victim of bullying in the past year. Meanwhile, violence among youth results in 500,000 injuries annually that cost society $18.2 billion. And that doesn’t even touch the emotional damage that’s done by verbal assaults.
Unless you have a magic wand, there’s no instant fix for youth violence. But even in an imperfect world, your school hallways can be more peaceful — and your students more successful — when teens learn healthy ways to solve their problems.
Imagine a classroom where students are learning the life skills they need for peaceful conflict resolution. They’re being empowered to express feelings without aggression, look for win-win solutions, and handle criticism. Now, imagine that this isn’t just a lecture: the students are practicing these newfound skills. They’re getting real-life experience with solving problems in a safe environment.
That’s what Drama by George’s Real Life Drama program is all about. Our conflict resolution program centers on role-playing, giving students hands-on practice with peacefully solving problems. We also use discussions, stories, interactive games, and technology to deliver hands-on workshops that engage and transform teens. Our eight-session program includes:
“Everything about our partnership with Drama by George was fantastic! . . . Students were engaged and able to use what they learned in the workshop in real-life situations. Teachers were able to mimic the program language and use practice scenarios to help students problem-solve. . . . The results of this program included an overall increase in the behaviors we want to see in students, a decrease in those behaviors we don’t, and evidence of sustainable conflict resolution skills. I highly recommend [this] program!”
– Cathy Tinsley, ECE Priority Consulting Teacher and PBIS Lead, Valley High School (Louisville, KY)
“This program gives students information on conflict resolution that is relevant to today’s world. The workshops also provide them with the opportunity to practice conflict resolution skills in a fun, nonthreatening environment.”
– Holli Duke, Guidance Counselor, Brooklawn School (Louisville, KY)
Since 2007, Drama by George has impacted more than 78,000 students across the Kentuckiana region. In 2017, we collaborated with Louisville’s Valley High School to gather data about Real Life Drama. Watch a brief news story about our work at Valley here, or read on for some key findings from our data.
When teens get real-life practice in resolving conflicts, it will make a real-life difference in your school — and in your students’ lives. The Real Life Drama program includes:
Take a step towards eliminating physical and verbal violence at your school. Drama by George will help you build a peaceful school climate when you contact us to schedule your workshops.
*We can accommodate up to 30 students per session in a treatment setting (like a hospital or group home), because the staff-to-student ratios are very low. However, we’ve found that in regular education settings, when there are only one or two staff members available to supervise all of the students, a smaller group size of 10-15 students is more effective. There’s less negative peer pressure and more opportunities for the students to connect with each other. Also, we strongly recommend that you send the same students to each workshop. Real Life Drama is most effective when students experience all eight sessions.
**$125 is the cost for a single workshop. If you schedule all eight workshops at the same school during the same academic year, you’ll receive a $25 discount on each session (that’s a total of $800 for the 8-session program). Additional discounts are available when you schedule more than one workshop on the same date in the same location (to accommodate multiple groups of students). Prices are subject to change. A travel charge applies for destinations outside of a 20-mile radius from our office near downtown Louisville.