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"HAVE GOALS NOT GUNS"

 STUDENT~YOUTH ACADEMY

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As we all know, setting and achieving goals is a critical skill that assist students and youth to become more focused, motivated, and successful in all areas of their lives, even during college years.   It helps them develop a growth mindset and encourages them to take ownership of their learning and personal development however, many students struggle with goal setting either because they do not know how to set meaningful goals or because they lack the tools and support to achieve them. 

Heralded at #1 Goal Setting Strategist and Instructor for students/youths, and  featured on 6 ABC and 10 NBC,

 "HAVE GOALS NOT GUNS" Student & Youth Academy is committed to helping them overcome these challenges and develop the skills and mindset needed to set and achieve meaningful academic and personal goals which will help to flourish success into their future endeavors. 

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"NEW"
GOAL SETTING ACTION GUIDE
YOUTH/STUDENT EDITION

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(Back of Book)

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THE NUMBERS ARE IN....according to to the Gun Violence Archive, last year more than 6,000 youth/students have been killed or injured in the United States by gunfire, with the youngest victim being only 5-months-old Cecilia Thomas, who was killed while sitting in a car in Chicago during a June 24th drive-by-shooting. This number surpasses the 5,708 killed or hurt by gun violence in 2021. Guns are now the leading cause of death among young people in the U.S. 

Due to this statistic and the death of Wanda's niece, Latia Jones, who at the age of 20, while pursuing her goal to fulfill her dream of becoming a Forensic Psychologist at Temple University, was gunned down with her friend, as they sat on the porch enjoying each other's company, Wanda designed this Goal Setting Action Guide to encourage and educate youths and students to focus on setting and achieving meaningful goals that will instill a sense of purpose and growth both academically and personally while steering away from negative influences and risky behaviors that spiked recently amongst youth and young adults. 

Inside this Goal Setting Action Guide your Youth/Students will discover:

~Practical proven goal setting principles and strategies every youth and student should know to pursue a goal.

  • ~ Why have goals 

  • ~  How to set a goal

  • ~  How to properly write a goal

  • ~  How to make S.M.A.R.T goals

~Action Items Worksheets

~Self Discipline Techniques to keep you motivated and avoid procrastination

~Mini quizzes after each principle to test youth/student retention (answers in the back of book)

~Inspirational quotes to inspire and empower 

~And much more!

When applying these carefully crafted comprehensive Goal Setting principles, this Action Guide will motivate your youth/student to action, create a set of achievements for a specific time, increase self confidence, develop resilience and transform lives and behavior that will last a lifetime

"Have Goals Not Guns" Course

Based on Wanda Martin's new book "HAVE GOALS NOT GUNS" Youth/Student Edition and partnering  with various schools and educational systems, Wanda has developed an elective course that is enlightening and transformative to all students that utilizes the principles that are given. (See Classes Offered Below)

Having been welcome to teach goal-setting to students at The Community College of Philadelphia, Overbrook, Dobbins and Fels High Schools, J. Hampton Moore and a host of others, Wanda's practical, energetic and relatable teachings on goal setting are helping students everywhere, near and far, develop essential goal setting and life skills that can be utilized in all classrooms,  discover their purpose, refine their self image, and illuminate pathways towards achieving their dreams and goals in life.

***Book Wanda Martin today for an engaging presentation to inspire your students, facilitate goal-setting sessions, or provide staff training on transforming the lives and outcomes of your students or youth through the power of goal setting. 

GOAL SETTING CLASSES OFFERED TO STUDENTS ARE...

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