FREE SPIRIT PROGRAM
For teens who wish to “restart” and get back on track: Manage life’s challenges, Stay safe and positive, Communicate and collaborate better with family, friends, and adults around them… and more than anything, feel good, happy, and hopeful again.
“Free Spirit” is an experiential, educational- therapeutic program in Israel, geared toward boys and girls ages 14-19 from around the world who are experiencing various difficulties. Within the 8 to 10 weeks of our program, we focus on Outdoor and Wilderness Therapy with group as well as individual components.
Free Spirit is a not-for-profit organization founded in memory of Sean Carmeli
OUR PROGRAM GOALS ARE:
- “Restart” – A fresh opportunity at a difficult stage in life
- Reconnecting and reintegrating back to life at home
- Feel competent and successful
- Be your own leader: Connection to our own strengths, to nature, and to others
- Acquire new skills to empower yourself
- Know thy self, love yourself: A renewed and honest sense of self
- Develop and strengthen your own identity
- Taking charge of your choices and surrounding reality in the present
- Creating a positive plan for the future
- Creating a positive and supportive group culture
- Elicit emergent leadership
- Learn your own value by helping others as well
Free Spirit program in Israel, for empowering youth from around the world toward good mental health, self-actualization, and leadership
Free spirit is a new program established in Israel for youth around the world. It is geared toward youth who are currently experiencing hardships and difficulties and are, together with their families, seeking different and new opportunities to “restart”, acquire skills and tools, feel empowered, and become the leaders of their own lives.
Free Spirit is an 8 to 10 weeks program in Israel, packed with meaningful experiential learning, delivered in English. Free Spirit is a short-term program and will take place in Israel. It is intended for adolescent boys and girls from all over the world.
The Free Spirit program is a unique educational and therapeutic program to address the needs of adolescents and develop their leadership skills and self-fulfillment. Participants will experience an intense and meaningful progressive curriculum. They willreturn home with the necessary tools and understanding to overcome their difficulties in order to succeed in life.
The therapeutic approach focuses on individual treatment, challenges and group dynamics. The educational factor consists of studying Hebrew and other academic subjects. In addition, the participants will engage in Israeli knowledge, culture and society along with volunteering in the Kibbutz community.
The students are accompanied by a team of experienced counselors, mentors, guides and other professionals. Our staff to participants ratio is nearly 1-on-1.
The Free Spirit program is dedicated to Sean Carmeli, the Golani soldier who was killed last summer during Operation “Protective Edge” in 2014. Sean moved to Israel at the age of 16, graduated from high school and enlisted in the Golani Brigade unit of the IDF. Sean was a soldier of peace and justice, an honest person and good friend, who is an inspiration and symbol to youths of all backgrounds.
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Free spirit consults with Alexander Muss High School In Israel to provide eligible students with the option of earning high school credits.
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