Kidsbridge now offers our Kidsbridge UPstander Experience via a mobile outreach program option. We bring our small-group, interactive learning model into your school and educate your students in their own classrooms. Our trained facilitators conduct sessions which include: small-group activities, theater/role play, movement, journaling, and guided relaxation.

UPstander Experience via the Mobile Outreach: Program Overview 

Pre-visit information via a Teacher’s Guide.

Post-visit activity: Conflict Resolution Puppets – This follow-up activity is a fun tool for further role play and problem-solving. Teachers receive skit scenarios and puppet show guidelines including a media literacy lesson on how to watch skits/TV/Internet programs respectfully.


UPstander Experience via the Mobile Outreach: Program Specifics

Program Length: 3-5 sessions

Session Length: 45-55 minutes

Frequency: Flexible scheduling of sessions (semi-weekly, weekly or bi-weekly)

Class Size: Students remain in their classroom. Maximum 24 students

Cost:
FULL Program consists of FIVE sessions = $650 per class.
PARTIAL Program of FOUR sessions = $525 per class.
MINIMUM Program of THREE sessions = $450 per class.
Additional charges for mileage and tolls.

Note: Our facilitators may request assistance from the classroom teacher or other school staff. Guidelines for assistance will be provided.

Program Sessions

  1. Introduce program core concepts including: UPstander behavior; handling feelings with movement, breathing and guided meditation.
  2. UPstander Skills — Explore empathy & empowerment.  Model practical, actionable strategies for dealing with bullying and cyber-bullying.
  3. Diversity Appreciation — Sharpen critical thinking skills relating to bias and stereotypes in order to inspire respect.
  4. Collaborating with Others — A literature-based activity promoting caring, empathy, and working together.
  5. Strengths & Teamwork — Discover strengths for personal empowerment; value others’ strengths and challenges.
  6. Mindfulness — Learning to better handle feelings and reduce stress in challenging situations though breathing and movement.
  7. UPstander Skills — Exploring empathy &empowerment and learning practical actionable strategies for dealing with bullying and cyberbullying.
  8. Media & Cyberbullying — Analyzing memes and media to encourage thoughtful safe and kind behavior online.
  9. Diversity Appreciation — Sharpening critical thinking skills relating to bias and stereotypes to inspire respect.
  10. Strengths & Teamwork — Discovering strengths for personal empowerment and valuing others’strengths and challenges.
  11. Religious Diversity — Explore commonalities among the worlds faith and wisdom traditions. This activity highlights the universality of the Golden Rule.
  12. Bias Awareness
  13. Building a Support Team — Choose adults and peers to create a Kidsbridge Action Response Team. Consider the importance of developing a network of support. Practice asking for help in advance.
  14. Puppets (for grades 2 – 5) — Each student creates a stick puppet for use in the afternoon activity.