A Curriculum of Healing

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Story

Healing House is a program that helps people with addictions get clean and rebuild their lives. They help get jobs, provide food and housing, and provide general help.

Our employers are healing as a whole. The services they produce are basic needs that include shelter, daily meals and clothes.
They bring value to the community because they provide ways for people who are leaving prison or jail to be able to get jobs, even though it is very difficult.
They are also a community who is not afraid to share with one another. They are a family.

The Problem

Teen addiction is leading to loss of life and pain.

It starts with kids being not only peer pressured but also wanting to fit in. Young kids who are doing drugs will just transition into addiction. It is often made worse if there is family neglect and no communication.

The Solution

Our solution is to create a curriculum for 7-12 graders using a Bobbi Jo Reed documentary.
It will be in six sections with the first and last being the before film and after film analysis.
The curriculum will help kids understand that they do not have to end up like this. There are ways to do things the right way.

Target Market

7-12 Graders

Societal Impact

The will be less people addicted to substances. The community will improve and connectivity in the community will be restored.

Next Steps

Creating a video would help us to present this curriculum to schools and get widespread implementation. We will also get a curriculum writer and funds for the curriculum.

Reflection

I have been much more active and driven in my general life. Taking this responsibility has given me purpose and drive. I have definitely grown accustomed to the people here because they really care about each other.

Use of Backer Contributions

We are not currently accepting contributions from our voters. This pitch is part of the ProX competition for $5,000. Fund the production of a video to put this curriculum in schools across the state.

 

This pitch was developed with the support of an amazing educational program provided by:

Pro X | Kansas City

Pro X | Kansas City

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Employer Exploration

How well does the intern/team understand whom they are solving/designing for?

  • Reflects deep understanding and knowledge of the background on and mission/vision of the employer (WHY)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the employer's products/services (WHAT)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the employer's marketing strategy to reach its customer/users (HOW)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the profile of the main customers/users for the employer (WHOM)

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  • Reflects deep empathy work has occured (aka "discovery") around the broad design question/problem with key stakeholders (employees and/or customers/users, depending on the problem)

  • Reflects clear pain points (problem/needs/wants) have been extracted from the empathy work

  • Reflects that the original design question has been narrowed/revised according to empathy work discovery

  • Reflects a deep company analysis around the specific pain point(s)

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  • Reflects comparative research and landscape analysis was sought to understand who else has addressed similar needs successfully

  • Reflects customers/users feedback was sought and integrated on solution idea

  • Reflects employer feedback was sought and integrated on solution idea

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