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The Power of Relationships

40% of young people today report feeling lonely. If we say relationships really matter, how do we make them a priority for all young people to experience? Search Institute is committed to exploring this question with our colleagues and partners. Watch to find out what we’ve learned so far and the powerful impact relationships can have in the lives of youth.

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Register now for Strengthening Student Motivation Workshop: Building Success In School And Beyond With The Reach System

We will bring student motivation research to life with this two-day open-enrollment workshop October 23-24. This workshop will introduce the research behind REACH System and how to integrate the tools and techniques into your personal practice.

The following topics are included:

  • Introduction to the importance of character strengths
  • Development of character strengths
  • Academic motivation and persistence
  • Key ideas for implementing The REACH System
  • Anchor Activities and REACH Techniques for educators to strengthen students’ academic motivation

Location: Mall of America, close to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

Early Bird Registration through September 22!

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Relationships First: Creating Connections that Help Young People Thrive

"After decades of forming hypotheses, conducting surveys, crafting and rewriting definitions, analyzing data, and writing journal articles, Search Institute researchers and practitioners have arrived at a surprisingly simple conclusion: nothing—nothing—has more impact in the life of a child than positive relationships."        

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