Captains & Poets supports diversity and inclusion mandates by augmenting programming in schools and youth organizations; launches March Break Camps to create connection and foster resilience in difficult times
TORONTO, ON, March 1, 2021 – Canadian consulting company Captains & Poets is building systemic, long-term, generational change with the launch of comprehensive K-12 curriculum, including virtual camps and a children’s book series, all designed to amplify the importance of self-awareness and connection—something that is especially relevant this year for students in the wake of ongoing lockdowns.
“Launching the March Break virtual camps enables us to expand our reach, give young people the opportunity to connect with each other during a difficult time, and provide life tools around self-awareness as the path to being inclusive global citizens,” says Jan Frolic, Co-Founder of Captains & Poets. “Now more than ever we need to help kids navigate their world and give them a sense of belonging to counter the sense of isolation they are feeling.”
Virtual March Break Camps have been designed to tap into the need for enriched programming and give kids the opportunity to explore who they are and to navigate the journey of identity in a complex world. Offered for Grades 6-12 in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and PEI, the camps explore themes such as how to be your best self and discovering the leader within.
While the Captains & Poets school programming is already creating connection in the classroom the Camps provide kids with an additional opportunity to explore what it means to be their whole, authentic selves while accepting and embracing others in the same spirit.
“By offering these camps we hope to help kids develop compassion and resilience during a difficult time, while keeping our foot on the gas on critical inclusion initiatives,” adds Jennifer Johnson, Co-Founder of Captains & Poets. “There is a Captain and a Poet in every one of us and by encouraging our young people to embrace their inner Captains and Poets, and to recognize them in others, we aim to create safer, more inclusive schools and a more self-aware, compassionate and socially responsible generation.”
The Captains & Poets curriculum gives language to a range of human qualities we all possess within us, fostering emotional courage and inspired action.
Captains & Poets is a ground-breaking curriculum that bridges Social Emotional Learning with Inclusion initiatives. The program is designed to show young people the value of being their whole, authentic selves so that they can accept and embrace others in the same spirit. Captains & Poets offers turn-key, teacher-led programming that is simple but rich and can be applied to a single classroom or leveraged school-wide to establish a more inclusive culture. Aligned with the K-12 curriculum, the program provides teachers with foundational support to address critical diversity, equity and inclusion policies and mandates in a positive, meaningful and engaging way. www.captainsandpoets.com