Paradigms to be Shifted


Impact Seminars for Youth

Our simple yet powerful methodology holds enormous potential for educating all children. As one measure, it can effect a shift in the following paradigms:

  1. Far more adults, currently bystanders, become engaged, by the tens-of-thousands in every city nationwide. Each person becomes personally aware of the crisis. There are two keys to making this happen. First, we ask adults to volunteer one hour – once – and at any date and time they choose. This gives the maximum flexibility to the scarcest resource, and unleashes an explosion of new volunteers. Second, our process will readily facilitate these many adults into classrooms in a manner beneficial to all. It is a process any corporation (or fraternal, community-of-faith group, etc.) can implement as their autonomous program, OR Impact Seminars can administrate it all.
  2.  Message delivered directly to THE customer, children, via Everyman.Each classroom will be visited by a variety of adults each saying the same thing in a little different way. “What your teacher says is important, and I am a window into the world of opportunity you cannot see. Education is your sole access to any of it.”
  3. Enormous challenges make it essential we create a broad-base to support reform.Elected officials and various leaders – alone – cannot solve the education crisis. It requires a broad, grassroots base that is demanding change.
  4. Elected leaders have always followed a clear consensus from their constituency.Consider how any elected official would respond if a sizeable percentage of their constituency were to demand drastic and extensive education reform. It’s a given.
  5. Philosophy at the core of Web 2.0 used by Impact Seminars since 1990.Our methodology mirrors the philosophy at the core of Web 2.0, e.g., Google, Blogs, YouTube, etc. Both Web 2.0 and Impact Seminars empower individuals to act freely, independently and on a grand scale – all done separately from institutions and “the professionals.” (The value we provide, however, has nothing to do with digital tech-nology even though we do utilize a web-based application.)

None of these are now being addressed, and all will follow as our process is applied. All told, this might raise a revolutionary concept, We the People, to new levels. Too often we defer to “the leaders” or “the professionals” to solve societal problems. Our methodology will engage ordinary citizens as agents of change. The reverberations could become far reaching.