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Philosophy of Empowerment
The philosophy of empowerment is grounded in the premise of self-actualization. When one self-actualizes, he becomes his best self by reaching his highest place of being (in the physical sense of human living). In this place, he is able to produce, prosper, and promote growth in self and in others.
Definition of the 3 P’s: Production, Prosperity and Promotional Growth
Production is the producing of outcomes by way of using one‘s skills, talents, and resources; prosperity is a state of being that relates to success (however one defines success); and promotional growth is the ability to inspire personal growth in self and in others.
Statement of Empowerment
Empowerment is the power that one has to produce, to prosper, and to promote growth in self and in others).
Activating Principles of Empowerment
In order for a person to self-actualize to produce, prosper, and promote growth, seven guiding principles must be activated.
- P3 Commitment
- Innate Power
- Personal Assets
- Global Efficacy
- Individual Responsibility
- Sense of Self
- Shared Authority
Instructional Framework to Empowerment
“Empowerment” is the instructional approach to teaching students how to self-assign power to achieve a life of production, prosperity, and promotional growth. In an empowerment-based environment, all seven principles must be activated, aimed for, and highly regarded. Click here for teacher tips.
Social Being and Change (SBC) is official programming for student empowerment. Structured into five distinct processes, SBC serves as either a school-wide model for schools fully committed to “schooling” that empowers learners throughout the entire day (not just one class period) or schools seeking to reinforce their own empowerment model by integrated a specific SBC program.
To learn more about the empowerment philosophy and program (SBC), pick up the book “Empowerment Starts Here: Seven Principles to Empowering Urban Youth”.