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This page is a proposal for: 
Prepared by: Sam Jones
Program Summary


This proposal details the possible operation and outcomes that can be achieved at L.I.V.E. Like JT Academy. You will find that this outline includes everything from orientation to the certificates of competition handed out on Sunday morning. This proposal builds each word of the L.I.V.E acronym into four separate learning segments. For example, in the LEARN segment students are taught the life skills and strategies needed to effectively speak on matters that are important to them.


During the IMAGINE segment, students will be taught, and then expected, to work together to IMAGINE/compose their thoughts and ideas. The remaining acronyms/segments (i.e. Voice and Educate), will include more presentation, student activities and or subject relevant guest speakers. All that the students learn and create will be demonstrated in their class project (see Class Project below).

Sam Jones will present and connect all of the L.I.V.E acronyms into four engaging learning sessions, spread over two of the three mornings. He will capture the attention of the participants with an exciting presentation that utilizes some of the different ways that youth learn (i.e. audio, visual, interpersonal etc.) By using several methods of engagement, Sam will provide a fun and unique learning environment.   


Sam will also manage the class project. He will teach the participants how to research on their laptops and how to use Google Slides in their class project.                                 


On the last day of Academy, all students will receive a certificate from JT on behalf of the L.I.V.E like JT Academy.

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   The following is a bulleted summary of the orientation:


  • If applicable, music can play as students enter ( this should reoccur during arrival and departure, each day of the Academy). Music will add to the existing excitement.

  •                                                    will help to reaffirm L.I.V.E Like JT Academy’s motto and will brand the space as the Academy’s current location.

  • Rules:  The rules should be simple and printed on a separate banner.

       Example: 1. Always be respectful

                        2. Listen when others speak

                        3. Control yourself

                        4. At this Academy we're family​

  • Counselors should look for opportunities to reaffirm the rules daily.      When reprimanding: “John, you should always be respectful”.              When giving accolades: “Kim, thank you for being respectful”.

  • “Call-To-Action” - a way to gain student attention and response.      Example: the counselor says LIVE and the students reply RESPECTFUL. The premise can be that students can not learn, imagine, voice and educate effectively without being respectful.    Each counselor should know the “Call-To-Action”.


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  1. There can be prizes that are awarded to the top three students who exercise Academy rules or display extraordinary performance and or behavior. The requirements for obtaining the reward should be defined and shared with the students at orientation. The prize value can range from $10-$20 per awarded student.                                                                                                    

  2. "JT’s Wall of Fame. The most exceptional participant will have their name placed on JT’s Wall of Fame. This can be a life size poster of JT pointing to the name of the student or this can simply be a page on the Academy website. 


    Along with the rules, behavioral consequences should be simple, always                visible and placed on a large banner. The behavioral consequences should            also be a clause in the program application or in the release forms.

rewards & repercussions

Rewards & Repercussion

A class project is a great way for students to exercise their creativity, along with all that they learn at the Academy.    The project also teaches them the basics of teamwork.


After the presentation and depending on the number of students in the Academy, everyone can be divided into three groups.

Participants will then choose from three predetermined subjects and must use Google Slides (Sam will assist), to create a presentation on the issue they choose to VOICE. There presentation must include the following:

1. Online research (Sam will help to define "credible sources")

2. Supporting video or personal student video

3. Eye catching titles

4. Expression of thought

This can be an individual project if there aren't enough participants to be divided into groups.




class projects


Options A. The winning group will have a pizza party and desserts.


Option B. The winning group will receive prizes that range from $10-$20 per student or a gift certificate in that amount.


In addition to the prize, the winning group will vote to determine the best three representatives to be interviewed. In the interview they will speak about their process and why it is important to speak their minds on important issues. Participants can be intervied by JT. If JT can't be present, the interview can be conducted via SKYPE and edited to look 


Later, three or more students can be recorded stating what they liked about the academy, what they learned and whether they are coming back next year. The answers to these questions may later be parlayed into donations and strategic partnerships.

Prize Options

Project Overview

Class Projects



ICE BREAKER (9:00am-9:20am) 

A. Everyone around the room says their name and what is most important to them.

B. Each day should begin with a fun, theme-based, ice-breaking activity to get everyone engaged and involved. Afterwards, we can begin with the segments that are created from the words in JT’s L.I.V.E acronym. The segments are as follows:

LEARN Segment (9:25am-9:55am) 

A. Introduce the Academy's goals and why they are important.

B. Sam explains the importance of "Knowing The Rules" (learning), before speaking on important issues (i.e. be informed by credible sources, positive core values, be empathetic to the opposing view point, but stand your ground etc)

C. Sam will briefly explain the class project, the rules and winner criteria.

IMAGINE Segment (10:10am-10:50am) 

Each group has to choose one of the pre-determined topics for their class projects. Next they must IMAGINE/develop plans for voicing their concern. Then they must justify their decision and have                                   to support it. 

FILLER COMPETITION (11:00am-11:40am)

In the event of a lull or planning issues. Any counselor can lead participants in competitive games that teach life skills such as:

  • Monopoly

  • Cash Flow 

  • Rich Kid, Smart Kid 

It would be best to ensure that counselors are familiar with the games in advance. Winners of the games can receive a inexpensive prize or a healthy edible treat. 

LUNCH (11:50am-12:20pm)

GUEST SPEAKER (12:30pm-1:00pm)

 A speaker from the NCAA can be invited to talk about the new regulations. 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY (1:10pm-1:50pm)

Sam will advise the counselors on which fun group-based activities to use and how to conduct them.  The activities will teach participants the following:

  • Leadership

  • Encourage team communication

  • Motivate team collaboration

  • Joint problem solving

CLASS PROJECT (2:00pm-3:00pm)

Participants can continue to work on the class project.

Program Structure

The time frames listed below are for illustrative purposes and can be adjusted as needed.

Here you will find a segment created for each word in the L.I.V.E acronym.

VOICE Segment

Sam will speak for 20 minutes on effective ways to form and voice thoughts. Participants will immediately put what they learn into practice with group activities such as:

  • ONE Minute Speak - A randomly selected individual must stand at the front of the room and answer a question (i.e. about sports, music etc). If that person hesitates, repeats a word, stops or has to think of what to say next, another person in the group can say, “hesitation,” “error,” or “repeat” and take over the conversation.

  • YES or NO - everyone sits in a circle with one chair in the middle of the circle.

       A randomly selected individual must sit in the chair, form their thoughts and         respond to a question without answering YES or NO (they must form a                  complete thought). If they do answer with either of those words, they must            leave the "hot seat" and another person will be selected.  



                                       teaches branding at Rider University. It would be great to have her explain how one's "personal brand" can effect how others receive the thoughts that they VOICE (i.e. credibility).

EDUCATE Segment 

In this segment participants will learn how and why they should educate others with truth-based facts. This is a "each one, teach one" concept. Participants will learn that sharing information with others is a great way to preserve history. Participants will learn some of the methods that are used by other cultures to share information for the purpose of educating others (ex. this will be displayed in pictures and cartoons etc). Here are some of the creative ways that cultures EDUCATE: 


Hula Dancers - they do not dance to a beat, but to language, Hawaiian-language chants, stories or songs.

Chinese Shadow Puppetry - Traditional shadow puppetry tells folk stories, issues, moral lessons, and projects specific local customs.

After the segment, we will use fun activities which participants will use to practice what they have just learned.



                                      can speak on effective ways to communicate and EDUCATE others. 


Participants can continue to work on the class project.

Certificates of Completion

On Sunday morning, all students will receive a well designed certificate from JT on behalf of the L.I.V.E Like JT Academy.


Day 2-6

Saturday - Sunday may include similar components to Friday.

Below are the additional components and segments.




This is not an actual budget. The figures below have been created to provide a cost concept for your consideration. The actual budgetary lines will be determined by a few factors including the number of students attending the academy (etc.).

The only true figure is the amount listed for Sam Jones' Deliverables.



                  2                     $180.00 ea.          $360.00

                  2                     $100.00 ea.          $200.00

                  1                     $100.00 ea.          $100.00


Life size poster of JT 

Retractable Banner (L.I.V.E Like JT Academy banner)

Rules poster

Color certificates 

Cash flow


Healthy snacks 

Laptop rentals

Pizza party & desserts 

Project prizes 

Determined by number

of students


Sam Jones Total

Sam Jones Deliverables

  • Present and connect all of the Academy acronym based segments 

  • Explain and oversee the class project

  • Instruct on all aspects of the class project (i.e. how to research on computers, how to use Google Slides etc)

  • Conduct Ice Breaker sessions with participants and volunteers

  • Consult volunteers on how to implement the outdoor activities 

  • Consult with Donna, as needed, on all areas of program implementation and management

  • Talk with guest speakers, to ensure consistency with Academy segment themes

  • Stay on the premises for both days (ex. Friday and Saturday)

  • Commit to five hours per day





The customary cost for one 45 minute presentation is $2,500.00 and $500.00 for each additional program day.


My purpose for the cost reduction is to show good faith and a firm commitment to the success of the Academy. Also, I would like for this course of action to serve as an indication of my interest in working with you in the future. Thank you.



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