Building Resiliency Through Project Wayfinder Training

Oct 18, 2023

On Tuesday, October 10, members of the Project Wayfinder Team visited LaunchPad4U, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County’s community resource center in the Rosemary District. Project Wayfinder is a research-based curriculum developed at the K – 12 Lab at Stanford University’s d.school. The curriculum helps students find their purpose and build resiliency skills that will prepare them to thrive in a fast-changing world.

The Project Wayfinder Team held its first of three training sessions that will help educators, advisors, mentors, and coaches reconnect with and articulate their “why”—the reasons that guided them to support students and help them prepare for life. The overarching goal of the sessions is to help youth-serving adults best meet the needs of young people so that they progress more purposefully toward and beyond high school graduation.

Project Wayfinder community training at LaunchPad4U, with moderator and participants.

Project Wayfinder moderator leading training at LaunchPad4U.

Twelve participants, from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Healthy Teens, Teen Court, and Telement, attended the training. This first session was interactive, engaging, and reflective.

In the coming months, the Project Wayfinder Team will return to lead two more training sessions, where participants will explore in more depth the curriculum that will help them best meet the unique needs of students and help them find well-being and build future-ready skills.

We are excited about this partnership with Project Wayfinder and with youth-serving organizations from across Sarasota County. Our vision is to unite the community to prepare each and every student for life. Opportunities such as this training do just that. They bring together caring experts dedicated to helping students develop resiliency skills and reach their full potential.