About the Respect Project

Building Social Emotional Skills

The Respect Project is an in-school program for Grade 6, 7, and 8 designed to offer students the opportunity to get to know one another better and learn about the foundational role respect plays in their lives.  

Program goals are for students to:

a) understand and experience healthy respectful relationships; 

b) become more aware of their own identify, feelings and biases; and 

c) develop verbal, non-verbal and on-line communication skills and strategies to support respectful relationships.  

Students are guided through a range of fun and engaging activities that introduce key concepts, and they are invited to share their opinions and ideas through small and large group discussions.

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What's The Respect Project?

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Program Features

A toolkit for educators

  • Video Lessons

    Each topic includes a number of videos. These include lessons, but also discussion prompts, debriefs and other instructional supports. Teachers can use the videos to deliver as much of the instruction as they want.

  • Activities & Discussions

    Guided discussion options are provided for teachers to conduct the discussion with their own students, and help them develop the insights and skills.

  • Structured Outline

    A structured program guide that includes check-ins, activities, games and check-outs. Teachers can follow along or use the instructional materials in their own lesson plans.

  • Flexible schedule

    Teachers can choose to complete the lessons at their own pace. All at once or spread out throughout the school year. It's up to you!

  • Fun & Games

    Our programs tackle heavy topics, but we do so in a fun and playful way. We use improv techniques and plenty of age-appropriate games to break down barriers and encourage conversation and reflection.

  • Social Emotional Learning

    Our programs are based on the core competencies: positive personal and cultural identity, personal awareness and responsibility and social responsibility.

Meet Your Guide

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Program Facilitation, Training and Development

Kate Nash

Kate has been working with The Circle for 11 years. She has developed, nurtured, and grown the Pass It On program into a successful project that has touched the lives of over 200 youth from Grades 8 to 12 since its beginning. She is a skilled master facilitator as well as an intuitive and creative curriculum designer. As an instructor of improv, Kate understands the art of connection and relationship building. Kate has also worked with other youth serving organizations through facilitation. Kate has gotten to know may of the island’s youth by teaching theatre, play building, and improv for a decade. Empowering youth to share though all mediums is her passion and is what motivates her in her work.

What do teachers say about our programs?

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My students want more

Richard (Middle School Teacher)

Just finished the RP today. Overall, really liked it. My students want more of this kind of thing.