The key to DreamRoads' success is its unparalleled Personal Coaching. Coaches act as an independent, objective advocate for each student. More than mentors, DreamRoads Coaches are specially-trained to support the exploration and development of each student's unique dreams, interests, and talents.
Use a detailed discussion guide reinforcing a topic recently explored in the curriculum to focus each coaching session
Are trained to use our unique process of questioning to get to the critical underlying dynamic of what is of interest to and motivating each student
Use our TRY methodology to debrief students’ experiences and, based on those learnings, recommend next relevant experiences.
Continuously show each student how what they’re learning---both in school and out of school---fits their plans for their future, making learning personally relevant and motivating for each student.
Through structured goal-setting and accountability, empower each student to identify their individual path to success and keep moving toward achieving it
Over time the successful Coaching relationship shifts from being Coach-driven to being student-driven as students become more proactive in managing their individual direction.
Ideally a student has the same Coach through Middle School, and another Coach through high school. Coaches meet with small groups of students (generally 3-4) once a month. Coaching can take place face-to-face or as a video-conference.
More than any other element of the DreamRoads program it is the student's relationship with their Coach that drives their long-term engagement and keeps them involved in DreamRoads. Relationship, individualized attention and direction, and accountability makes DreamRoads successful.