The FollowYourTalent Foundation received extensive funding from the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth for the conception, development and implementation of so-called “Encouraging Workshops” as part of the “AUF!leben” funding program. In summer 2022, the workshops were offered as an extracurricular project at 24 schools in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. A total of 2,307 young people took part. Participation was free of charge for the young people.
The workshop series “Reboot – Back to life” was specially developed by the FollowYourTalent Foundation together with the initiative “My Courageous Way” from Karlsruhe. The focus of the events, each lasting around 6 hours, was on focusing on the young people’s own personalities and increasing their self-esteem – above and beyond tight lesson plans, homework and pressure to take grades. In the workshops, the young people dealt with their own interests, values and goals under professional guidance. In a motivating and age-appropriate atmosphere, they worked out a 5-step plan for their very own “courageous path” together with trained coaches. This plan helps the young people to strengthen their decision-making skills for further steps in life. All the results were documented in a personal workbook. Afterwards, all participants received access to 6 months of free online coaching in order to deepen what they had learned.
The young participants…
…identified and questioned their 5 greatest strengths and found strong reference experiences that allow them to confidently stand by their strengths.
…developed their interest corridor, which captures the most important criteria for a future educational choice. This allows them to narrow down and filter the many options for themselves based on 11 decision-making criteria.
…learned two different ways to build more self-confidence and why this is the decisive factor for success.
…dealt consciously and creatively with their dreams and goals. By becoming aware of their dreams and goals, young people develop a strong intrinsic motivation that makes them want to take active control of their own future.
…learned how, despite doubts and fears, they can take long-term action on their own responsibility and make decisions with confidence.
The 2022 Reboot Workshops were offered at the following locations:
Monday, 05/16/2022: Grenzach-Wyhlen
Wednesday, 06/01/2022: Giessen
Thursday, 06/09/2022: Bonn
Monday, 06/13/2022: Bad Kreuznach
Wednesday, 06/15/2022: Bad Honnef
Tuesday, 06/28/2022: Ober-Ramstadt
Tuesday, 06/28/2022: Steinen
Wednesday, 06/29/2022: Schopfheim
Thursday, 06/30/2022: Loerrach
Thursday, 06/30/2022: Kusterdingen
Friday, 07/01/2022: Karlsruhe
Thursday, 07/07/2022: Betzdorf-Kirchen
Friday, 07/08/2022: Betzdorf-Kirchen
Monday, 07/11/2022: Birkenfeld
Tuesday, 07/12/2022: Bad Duerkheim
Wednesday, 07/13/2022: Ludwigsburg
Tuesday, 07/19/2022: Neusaeß
Wednesday, 07/20/2022: Schwabmuenchen
Thursday, 07/21/2022: Nuremberg
Friday, 07/22/2022: Nuremberg
Monday, 07/25/2022: Nuremberg
Tuesday, 07/26/2022: Nuremberg
Wednesday, 07/27/2022: Voehringen
Thursday, 07/28/2022: Buchloe
A total of 2,307 young people took part in our workshops. A great confirmation of our goals at the FollowYourTalent Foundation. But especially a complete success and a lasting experience for the young people, who simply fascinated us with their great cooperation and enthusiasm. THANK YOU!!!
“AUF!leben – Future is now” is a program of the German Children and Youth Foundation, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The program is part of the German government’s Catching Up to Corona action program.
Fotos: Mein Mutiger Weg GbR, Karlsruhe