Awakening Wisdom is an educational program of an intended implicit curriculum for social emotional learning and character development that transforms school culture and increases student capacity to do well academically. Students grow to be responsible, compassionate, and confident learners who act effectively for the greater good. Awakening Wisdom can be partnered with any academic program to develop students’ wisdom and resiliency.
These four core values represent the foundation to empower individuals to be in mindful relationships with self and others for a world where people take responsibility for their actions, respect and trust each other, are resourceful and effective in their creativity and problem solving, and respond to create a more peaceful world for all. Students who embody these values become more engaged and productive learners.
School-wide transformation is facilitated through shifting mindsets and the structures and processes that show up as a school’s culture. Three programs for parents and educators focus on changing school culture through the exploration of their school’s implicit and explicit curricula.
These programs facilitate trusting relationships at school and at home to increase the capacity of students to achieve academically.
Starting in 1972, Awakening Wisdom has nurtured healthy school cultures to support educators, students, and families at three locations.
“To take full responsibility for myself, to understand when choices are mine to make or when they belong to someone else, to have the mindset to solve problems for myself, and to understand that I can and must do my part as a member of my community — this is what Awakening Wisdom means to me.”
“The implicit curriculum of modeling behaviors is a necessary foundation before the explicit curriculum can be delivered."
“When did I become a grown-up? Not very many people can say that they began to mature in middle school. Not many people can look back and say, "I was treated like an adult which in turn allowed me to act like an adult."
“Ho`āla has been a godsend to our family. It’s amazing how your school has changed Melanie’s life around. Life is a 360 degree turn around for her.”
Empower learners. Create community. Free minds.