You Can Do It

Prep, Years 1 & 2:

YCDI’s mission is to realise, through the following beliefs and actions:

  • The building of social, emotional, and motivational capacity of young people rather than on their problems and deficits.
  • The encouragement of prevention, promotion, and intervention efforts (school, home and community) in order to build the social and emotional strengths of young people.
  • The development of a strength-building approach, where YCDI seeks to build the capabilities of adults (community, school, home) associated with positive outcomes in young people.

The 5 Keys of YCDI Education:

The core purpose is the development of young people’s social and emotional capabilities, including:
1. Confidence (academic, social)
2. Persistence
3. Organisation
4. Getting Along, and
5. Resilience.

Central to the development of these 5 Key Foundations is instilling in young people 12 Habits of the Mind, including:
1. Accepting Myself
2. Taking Risks
3. Being Independent
4. I Can Do It
5. Giving Effort
6. Working Tough
7. Setting Goals
8. Planning My Time
9. Being Tolerant of Others
10. Thinking First
11. Playingby the Rules, and
12. Social Responsibility