After-School Friendship & Leadership Groups

 

Play With a Purpose!

Every child wants to fit in, but sometimes a lack of skills or confidence make that difficult.

Many kids are natural leaders who have the potential to make an enormous difference in the lives of kids struggling with friendships.

Whether socially gifted or awkward, extremely shy or extroverted, ALL kids benefit from being immersed in collaborative, social learning groups.

Since 2009, Connect Us has been developing self-confidence, resiliency and friendship skills in children ages 3 and up through guided, age-based peer groups. Magic happens when diverse groups of kids are brought together in an open, supportive environment where they’re encouraged to express their individuality, discover commonalities and gain an understanding and appreciation of differences. Our curriculum incorporates evidence-based strategies designed to strengthen ‘people skills’, such as empathy, friendliness, perspective taking and social reciprocity. Over the course of the program, kids will have opportunities to practice these skills in real time peer situations. This skill-building will translate into more inclusive, receptive, self-assured individuals who have the tools to develop positive friendships and stand up for themselves and others.

Connect The Tots

Pre-Kindergarten, Ages 3-5

Exploring social interaction through structured, interactive activities involving music, dance, ‘snack chat’ and pretend play. The Tots curriculum fosters turn-taking, cooperation, communication, listening and shared enjoyment through guided, group play.

Grow with the Flow

Level 1:  Grades K-1, Level 2:  Grades 2-3

Curriculum is all about teamwork and friendly competition. Activities involve group discussions and problem-solving, open communication, flexibility, encouraging others, asserting own views and learning from other points of view.

Lofty Leaders

Grades 4-6

For our Lofty Leaders, middle school is already here or it’s just around the corner and our job is to make sure they have the tools and self-confidence to navigate what is frequently the most challenging and vulnerable time for young people.  Lofty Leaders will learn and practice strategies for effectively responding to bullying behavior, peer pressure, drama and peer conflict.  Each week, our preteens will embrace their individuality and appreciate the unique qualities everyone brings to the table.

Fall Session Groups

DTC

 High Plains Elementary
K- 5th Grade
Thursdays, 10/19-12/21 (no groups 10/26 or 11/23)
3:10pm – 4:30pm
**High Plains students begin at 2:50**

Lowry

Lowry Elementary
K- 5th Grade
Mondays, 10/23 -12/11
3:20 pm – 4:30 pm
**Lowry students begin at 3:05**
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Lowry Elementary
Pre-Kindergarten
Wednesdays, 10/25 -12/13 (no groups 11/23)
3:10 pm – 4:10 pm
**Lowry students will be collected from classrooms at 3:00**

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 Scholarships available! Contact Stephanie@connectusnow.org or call 303-773-3960.
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Questions?
Call:   303-773-3960
Email:  programs@connectusnow.org
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Review our policies here:
Parent’s Guide to Groups

 

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