Daniel Cortéz, young Roble from the 2015-2017 cohort.
Programa Robles del Futuro
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Why did you create this innovation?
Robles del Futuro is an extracurricular activity that is created to educate and train young people of ages between 13 and 18 - students of basic and diversified education - in leadership skills, socio-emotional competencies and civic management, and thus complement in them the absence of content from that nature in the Venezuelan educational curriculum.
How does your innovation work in practice?
The following are three components that represent the formative execution in the Robles del Futuro program:
Programmatic contents: where the exercise of life, leadership and social entrepreneurship skills are combined with experiential learning and avant-garde methodologies such as theatrical improvisation, bio dance and individual strengths, vocational coaching and mindfulness boot camp
Mentoring in the Goal Plan: personalized accompaniment through 15 follow-up sessions with mentors trained in planning, to encourage the young person to achieve three self-identified goals: Academic, Well-being and Common Good over a period of 9 months.
Youth Initiative for the Common Good: group work lasting 10 months that sensitizes young people to the problems of the environment and promotes them as agents of change. It encompasses learning by projects, the identification of a problem, a proposal for approach, implementation and systematization of the results of entrepreneurship with a social focus.
How has it been spreading?
Since its origins in 2011 and accompanied by the sponsorship of Grupo Alpha as a socially responsible private company, the Robles del Futuro Program has had a direct influence on 100 schools in the metropolitan area of Venezuela, constituted in 3 states of the central region of the country (Miranda, Capital District and Vargas) and 9 municipalities that comprise it
In addition, 308 leaders have completed at least one of the two years of the Program and 120 students have completed the two-year training
The new challenges are represented in the expansion of our influence through distance training, in which efforts have been made throughout 2020 to digitize the RDF program as a virtual training course and monitor the impact of the Program on Graduates through their positive influence actions.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Robles del Futuro has been developed so that it can be applied by other entities, and therefore its programmatic structure, objectives, components, graduation profile, instructional designs, presentations, facilitator and participant guides, as well as the development of indicators for The evaluation of the performance of young people is sufficiently systematized and documented.