Journey has several learning components in place to strengthen student leadership and instill positive Christian values such as responsibility, integrity, compassion, service, etc. To achieve these goals, Journey Education students begin each day with a prayer, the pledge and patriotic song; as well as the values message. In addition, a value lesson is taught daily within the classroom, students participate in ongoing goal setting, team meetings, the communications class, student council, and the Journey Education patriotic challenge.
We use the following curriculum and literature as a guide for our quarterly value focus:
- A Focus on Character Traits including: respectful, reliable, resourceful, self-motivated, self-disciplined, optimistic, persevering, grateful.
- Workshop Ways© list of values: Respect the rights of others, Its intelligent to ask for help, it takes courage to risk, it’s okay to make mistakes, everyone has a right to a time to think, we don’t have to know everything today.
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens©: be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand and then be understood, synergize, sharpen the saw.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People©: skills and techniques when working with people, how to be a good friend, how to communicate your thoughts with others, how to be a leader.