LEADERS ARE READERS

A book club for kids! This is an opportunity for students to read books together and discuss the story in a group. Our reading club will help students thoroughly understand the material, teach them to critically think and articulate their opinions. They will also practice empathy as they learn how to acknowledge and understand different opinions. 

Upon the release of the OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) reading list, there will be reading groups specifically designated to help students work through their portion of the assigned reading list. OBOB teams are welcome to join our reading clubs as well as individual members. In addition to the readings, students will learn leadership and teamwork skills they can implement to help lead their teams to success.

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR (AGE 5+)

Every Saturday, BtNL offers a Virtual Happy Hour for students ages 5+. Here we host different speakers that are experts in their fields. Students are able to engage with each other and our guests, ask questions, and participate in fun activities. VHH is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. Some of our past guests have included the Oregon Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals Jim Egan, and superstar chef Mahsa Darabi from the Food Network show Cutthroat Kitchen. 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS:

Young professionals is a book club for students 14+ that meets weekly on Zoom, preparing students for life outside of high school. Students will learn skills such as how to be an expert negotiator, develop the leader within, and the fundamentals of teamwork. Together, students will learn how to implement these new skills in their everyday lives. This book club is run similar to a mastermind group, pushing people to think outside of the box by creating a learning environment that promotes diverse perspectives.

ONLINE CAMP DESCRIPTIONS: 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND LIFE SKILLS

Students will be challenged to learn fundamental life skills, while learning about the importance of leadership and healthy living. They will engage in fun activities that will empower them as leaders, but also teach them how to contribute more as a member of their family and community. Students will learn skills such as how to make use of a paring knife to make a healthy snack, how to sort, and wash laundry, how to exercise in their house during quarantine, and to cope, process and understand their feelings. This class will help students grow in their life skills and help parents with the load of chores and responsibilities.


DISCOVER WRITING

With daily writing exercises, students will learn to express themselves through various methods such as poetry, short story, persuasive writing and autobiographical voice. 

CREATIVITY AND LEADERSHIP

Students will be challenged to express themselves in new ways as they learn about their personal leadership identity. They will engage in fun creative leadership activities such as making friendship bracelets to learn about healthy relationships, and strength based leadership wall displays. These activities encourage self expression and help them identify their leadership strengths. 

 

THE LEADER WITHIN

During this course, students will be challenged to express themselves in new ways as they learn self-awareness, empathy and emotional intelligence. Some of the activities will include making silly puddy, and creating calming jars to grow in their understanding of their emotions.


STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Students will tackle leadership and teamwork as they work in teams to create their own stop motion animated videos while designing with play dough. Students will have fun while learning a variety of tips and tricks on how to turn their play dough creations into movies. Our class will challenge your child to think creatively while learning the basics of teamwork. 


SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT

Students will learn how to speak in front of others and articulate a point, give a speech, and clearly communicate their message.
 

STEAM AND LEADERSHIP

Students will learn different STEAM principles that teach kids to be creative and innovative problem solvers. Students will learn technical principles while learning how to make balloon powered cars. They will learn about engineering as they design their own bridges, and other fun art and science projects.

 

LEADERSHIP AND ART EXPRESSION

Students will learn about art history and different canvas mediums they can use to express themselves. Students will learn about themselves through self expression and the importance this plays on a leader’s ability to communicate ideas. Students will have the opportunity to learn from different types of artists as they make items such as paintings, write poetry, and learn graffiti. 

LEADERSHIP AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Students will grow in their leadership skills as they learn about the importance of diverse perspectives, emotional intelligence and thinking outside the box. They will learn about artistic leaders past and present, that have used their art to influence others and communicate a message. Students will learn these skills as they engage in a variety of different crafting activities such as making masks, scrolls, and spinners. 

 

APPAREL DESIGN AND LEADERSHIP

Students will grow in their confidence as they learn about creative expression and leadership. Each day, students will learn about art history, activism, and how to express themselves through what they create. Students will experiment and design different apparel using fabric pens, heat presses, and screen printing. By the end of the week they will have their own apparel collection that shows off their unique personality.

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Quarterly classes that teach students leadership and teamwork skills through themed activity based learning. 

Themed Classes

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Online programs that teach students leadership and teamwork skills through themed activity based learning. 

Online Programs

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Themed leadership camps are offered during in-service, conferences, and holiday breaks.

Camps

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Empower DI is a competition youth leadership program that promotes creativity, teamwork, and building self confidence through challenge based problem solving. 

EmpowerDI

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WeEndure is a youth cycling program for students wanting to improve their road riding abilities​.

WeEndure

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Programs specifically tailored to the needs and desires of high school aged students.

High School

Giving Back

Break the Norm Leadership strongly believes in servant leadership and community partnerships.

Giving Back

ONLINE PROGRAMS: 

(K-1st)(2nd-5th)(6th-8th) (9th-12th)

FREE/ PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD during shelter in place.

Zoom details are sent upon registration 

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May 26-29

Kinder-1st

  • 1p-2:30p (PST): Leadership and Life Skills

 

2nd-8th

  • 3-5p (PST): Leadership and Life Skills

June 1-5

Kinder-1st

  • 1p-2:30p (PST): Leadership and Art Expression

 

2nd-8th

  • 3-5p (PST): Leadership and Art Expression

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 Monday-Friday

Value $250/per week

ONLINE CAMPS ​

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​​Upcoming Speakers:​​

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  • May 16: Pam Krzmarzick

    • The Power of a Positive Mindset​

  • May 23: Jessica Conaster

    • Leadership and Aviation

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Saturday's @10a (PST)

Value $25/per week

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR

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New Session: Starts April 25th

  • Book: 

    • ​K-1: Books Change Weekly​
    • 2nd-5th grade: Story Thieves

  • Location: Zoom

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Saturday's @9a (PST)

Value $100/mo

LEADERS ARE READERS BOOK CLUB 

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New Session: Starts April 18th

  • Title: Never Split the Difference By: Chris Voss

  • Age 14+

  • Location: Zoom

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Saturday's @11:15a (PST)

Value $100/mo

Young Professionals

Scholarships: available for students needing financial assistance. Email rachel@breakthenormleadership.com

Refund Policy: Leadership camps are priced based on the week, not per day. Refunds can be issued if requested 48 hours before the start of the first day of camp. After the start of the first day, all sales are final. Refunds are not given for missed classes.

ANOTHER SCHOOL DAY OFF

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