An adolescent program for building:



Positive Decisions

2B MPOWRD provides materials for middle school age-appropriate discussion groups presenting some of the most challenges topics facing adolescents today.  The curriculum is based on the evidence-based, award-winning high school program MPOWRD and creates an opportunity for teens and pre-teens to develop the confidence and communication skills to address issues that they face at each developmental level.

2B MPOWRD includes the following topics:

BOOK ONEcovers development of communication skills while building confidence.  Subjects include:

  • Who am I? – Changes in Life – Communication – Habits – Families
    Fear – Friends – Generosity – Bullies – Pay it Forward

BOOK TWOcovers understanding adolescent challenges.  Subjects include:

  • Believing in Me – What does depression feel like? – Anger – Denial – Anxiety
    Am I the Bully? – Who knows loneliness? – Free to be original – Losses in life – Loyalty

BOOK THREEcovers transitioning into positive leadership and healthy decisions.  Subjects include:

  • Action Plan – Addictive Behavior –  Balance in Life – MPOWRD is Empowered 
    What can I control?-What is a Leader- Higher Power – Prejudice – Love yourself – Letting go

 Certification includes:

    • MPOWRD at the high school level
    • 2B MPOWRD at the middle school level
    • M-Squared for young adults ages 18-24
    • MPOWRD for Life

     2B MPOWRD Teen Testimonies:

    “I learned how to make friends and how to be confident.”

                “I learned how to love everyone and to share things with others.”

    “We have the ability to make a difference.”

               “We need to stand up for someone else.”

     “We need to always stand up for ourselves.”

                 “I feel that I have learned a lot about bullying, friendship and empowerment.”                                                           

    “We should help and support others, not bully them.”

               “Bullying can make people feel the opposite of empowered.”

    “We can find help to be empowered.”

                “We can all make a change in the world.”

     “I learned that believing in yourself is the strongest weapon that you can possess.”

                “True friends are always going to be your best allies.”

     “I need to stick up for myself.  This could help me to open up to people a bit more.”

               “I could help other people feel like they’re not alone and I could make some good friends.”

    “I can begin to believe in myself.”

               “I learned how to help friends who are depressed and bullied.”     

     “Don’t judge yourself or others.”