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Joy Circles™ is a transformational program designed for 4th-6th grade students that positively impacts their self-confidence, communication, reading, and self-management skills.

JoyCircles Logo
Joy Circles™ is a transformational program designed for 4th-6th grade students that positively impacts their self-confidence, communication, reading, and self-management skills.

JoyCircles Logo
Joy Circles™ is a transformational program designed for 4th-6th grade students that positively impacts their self-confidence, communication, reading, and self-management skills.

Introduction

About Joy Circles

Joy Circles about

Introduction

Childhood is a sacred stage of life. And preteens sit at a critical crossroads of life, when they require extra care from the institutions and support systems that serve them.

Joy Circles™ was created to bring important skills to children and their families to serve them through the pre-teen years and beyond

What is Joy Circles™?

Joy Circles™ is a transformational program designed for 4th-6th grade students that positively impacts their self-confidence, communication, reading, and self-management skills. The program combines the best of social-emotional learning (SEL) with reading skills improvement utilizing stories, models, and interactive group activities. Sessions are conducted by trained, certified facilitators and take place in a variety of approved settings.

Circles foster community and communication, serving social and emotional purposes. It’s a place where young people feel safe, valued, and heard. When gathered in a circle, everyone is equal and engaged.

Facilitators

Joy Circles Facilitator Certification Program

The Joy Circles Facilitator Certification Program is designed to fully prepare the qualified individual to deliver the Joy Circles programs. Most Joy Circles facilitators are independent contractors who set up their own business structure to deliver this instruction. The exception is the employee who is being certified by their organization as a function of their position in the private or public institution.

If an individual has decided to pursue this path, they first indicate their interest using the online interest form. Additionally, they are asked to upload a resume complete with professional references and an essay. The essay must be at least 600 words and answer the question, “Why do you want to be a Joy Circles Facilitator?”

If the individual meets the basic requirements, an online interview is scheduled. The prerequisites are listed below.

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The Team

Our Supportive Team

B Thomason

Barbara Thomason

President of LeaderShift LLC

Salty Thomason

Salty Thomason

Vice-president of LeaderShift LLC

david Rosenblad

David Rosenblad

Multi-talented musician

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