In the Project FEAT program, the skills taught and practiced are secondary to the main objectives of the curriculum: self discovery, experiential learning, and working cooperatively with others. Students are encouraged to develop a willingness to try something new and to acquire group problem-solving and individual decision-making skills. As the course progresses, students learn to act decisively in problem solving situations, work collaboratively and empathically with others, and develop self-confidence. In SY 2015-2016, we are continuing the schedule in which Project FEAT occurs during entire school days from 8:15-3:00pm. This class goes out in all kinds of weather, rain, snow or sunshine. The group typically leaves campus for several hours to participate in individual and group activities utilizing the Greater Boston region for our activity sites.
Project FEAT Objectives:
- To develop an awareness of oneself and what one is capable of doing.
- To increase the student's sense of personal confidence.
- To develop an awareness of one's physical abilities and physical capacities.
- To develop an increased level of agility and physical coordination.
- To expose the students to activities, which are challenging, to help the student realize that their capabilities are far greater than they realized.
- To improve the student's self-image, self-worth, and self-respect by having each student successfully accomplish some difficult acitivities that are physically and mentally challenging.
- To increase mutual support and abilities to work collaboratively within a group.