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Resilience Project

The Resilience Project Mission

To help kids cope with risk factors, reduce stress, and acquire skills of resilience – enabling them to thrive.

Many kids caught in desperate situations don’t have the skills to create solutions or rise above their circumstances. Without tools of resilience, they give up hope and are at risk for: dropping out of school, violence, abusing drugs, becoming pregnant, or committing suicide.

Our curriculum shares 7 researched Traits of Resilience while students experience:

  • Focused Breathing
  • Reflective Writing
  • Safe Sharing
  • Intentional Mindset

Kids find inner and outer resources to recognize their resilience and develop it. Sharing their discoveries helps them know they are not alone. Hope flourishes with these elements in place.

Support for the project has come from the Inasmuch Foundation, Sarkeys Foundation, The E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, The Anschutz Foundation, The Oklahoma City Thunder and numerous churches, private individuals and groups.

The organizing sponsor is The Silence Foundation, a non-profit based in Oklahoma.

The News and Media sections of this website offer more details.