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OUR MISSION

ABOUT US

Break the Norm Leadership (BtNL) believes in empowering young leaders with the skills and confidence they need to achieve their dreams. Leadership and teamwork skills improve students ability to communicate, work with others, and raises their self confidence. They are taught to learn from their mistakes and approach challenges by thinking outside the box. We believe that each student's strengths and uniqueness is essential to accomplishing their goals. 

To create life long leaders that will impact the world. 

To build self confidence in the next generation of leaders, by creating an environment that promotes creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. 

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OUR VISION

POPULAR CLASSES

Leadership programs for students Pre K- High School. 

CREATIVITY AND LEADERSHIP (ELEMENTARY)

During this class, students will learn how to address some of the challenges and changes they will face as they transition into middle school.

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THE LEADER WITHIN (ELEMENTARY)

During this course, students will be challenged to express themselves in new ways as they learn self-awareness, empathy and emotional intelligence.

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BULLY OR BULLIED (ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE)

This class will teach students how to resist bullying, engage in healthy friendships, and say no to peer pressure. 

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TAKE CHARGE: SEX EDUCATION

(ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL)

This course offers sex education in a holistic manner, where students will learn about their bodies, their feelings, and their rights. 

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EMPOWER DI

(ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL)

EmpowerDI is a year long youth leadership program for students in K - 8th grade that promotes creativity, teamwork, problem solving, and self-confidence.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION

(5TH-6TH GRADE)

During this class, students will learn how to address some of the challenges and changes they will face as they transition into middle school.

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SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT

(MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL)

Students will work in small teams to develop a Ted talk focused on educating others about a social justice issue.

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

(HIGH SCHOOL)

Learn the basics of money management, and how to start thinking smart about money and investments at a young age.  

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One-of-a-Kind

Break the Norm is a one-of-a-kind program that is focused on youth leadership development based on current theoretical knowledge and best practices. The program is more than just leadership development, it is human development and learning. It is designed to foster curiosity, exploration, and critical thinking—all of which are essential to creative thinking and problem-solving.  The program has and continues to evolve to meet the needs of the students and our changing world. 

Dr. Kathleen Crowley, PhD

The George Washington University