TUF Life Skills curriculum for social and emotional learning
We prepare your students for the challenges of life. TUF truly connects with today’s youth by delivering engaging and relevant SEL curriculum through inspiring Role Models.
New TUF Mental Health course!
Mental Health State requirements
Awareness of signs and symptoms;
Process for getting or seeking help for themselves or others;
Awareness of resources (i.e., Fortify app and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
What to do or say to peers struggling with mental health disorders.
As always, ALL TUF lessons meet State and District standards.
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In our new Mental Health course, students will learn how to optimize and maintain good mental health. They will also be able to understand the signs and symptoms of mental disorders and learn about resources and treatments. Students will learn how to decrease the stigma of mental health, learning how to communicate openly and respectfully with peers struggling with mental health disorders. They will also learn when and where to get help and learn the skills needed to promote their own self- care and find care when needed.
Growing up in today’s world can be full of pressure, anxiety, uncertainty and change, TUF prepares youth on the front end with a strong foundation of social and emotional learning (SEL) to be able to make good decisions.
- Be self-aware and socially-aware
- Manage strong emotions
- Have empathy for others
- Make ethical and responsible decisions
- Develop healthy and strong relationships
We are committed to training the HEART, because that is where true change takes place.
We are committed to training the HEART, because that is where true change takes place.
WHY we do what we do
83% gain in academic performance.
23% gain in school behaviors
10% reduction in depression and anxiety.
Decrease in substance abuse, criminal behavior and bullying
Improves relationships between students, teachers, and parents
For every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is an $11 return
The question remains, where and how are these necessary life skills being taught? Most educational programs only focus on the IQ and academic arena revolving around standardized tests. However, research shows that social and emotional intelligence (SEL) has a greater influence on a person’s lifelong success than academic intelligence. By learning how to manage emotions, set and achieve goals, experience empathy and form positive relationships, young adults are able to make responsible decisions to achieve success in all aspects in life.
We help youth navigate life’s challenges
TUF helps youth develop Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to prepare them for a healthy future.
Research tells us that people learn best while having fun, our well-known role models blend storytelling and humor with highly effective solutions to the challenges today’s youth face.
- TUF is known as the “NETFLIX of Life Skills.”
- TUF is not boring. Not another “educational course.” Not a burden.
- TUF uses real–life stories and powerful testimonials from our celebrity role models.
- TUF Coaches can get to the heart of every young person with a deep dive into what makes each student unique.
- TUF delivers our content through engaging “short segment video bursts” much like Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube … using their familiar language which truly engages the students.
- TUF faces real life problems with evidence-based solutions and gives young people the specific answers when facing real situations.
I am the Student Success Coach and Peer Counseling teacher at Spoto High School in Florida. My primary job is to work with students that struggle in the areas of attendance, discipline, and academics. While working with these student’s interventions are put in place to help them achieve the goals that they set for themselves in each area. This year I had the opportunity to teach 3 classes of Peer counseling that included the same students that I serve on my Peer Counseling caseload. When presented with the opportunity to switch to the online TUF SEL curriculum the decision was easy and I saw the positive impact from the beginning. Students were truly engaged in TUF’sreal life lessons and during class discussions students opened up and actually shared their life experiences. Throughout the day I would hear students talk about how they used strategies that they learned in class to make good decisions. The lessons, the discussions, and the brainstorming of action steps helped facilitate an environment in the classroom that welcomed everyone no matter what situations you have been through or currently going through. Students also realized that they were not alone when it came to the life experiences they had to endure. Bonds were formed but above all students learned about themselves and felt more confident using the life skills they had learned.
-Antonio Bradford Student Success Coach, Spoto High School FL
We are so happy that we discovered the TUF SEL Curriculum! The courses are relevant and the learning experiences are engaging – our middle school students look forward to using the platform each day. The concept of creating your “own brand” has positively impacted our school culture. It has provided an authentic way to promote social & emotional competencies. By encouraging students to think about “their brand” and how decisions affect their brand, we have been able to teach decision making, self-awareness, social awareness and relationship skills in a way that relates to their middle school lives. We are proud to be using a developmentally responsive curriculum that is rooted in the CASEL competencies and our students are connecting to the interactive curriculum and real-life testimonials. We are confident that with the help of the TUF Curriculum students are internalizing the important life lessons that they are learning in middle school health class.
-Dr Glickman Rogers, Principal Oceanside, NY
TUF Life Skills is a new age version of social and emotional curriculum for teenagers. The cutting- edge digital platform grabs the attention of all students, including the most reluctant learners. Students are engaged in real-world lessons and are building their toolbox for the future. Their menu of topics allows schools to customize their approach while meeting students’ needs. If you are looking to develop well-rounded students, look no further.
-Shay McRae, Area Superintendent Hillsborough County Achievement Schools
What Kids are saying about TUF
MY KIND OF ROLE MODELS.
STUFF I CAN RELATE TO NOW.
IT’S LIKE THE NETFLIX OF LIFE SKILLS.
AWESOME GROUP DISCUSSIONS.
SPEAKS MY LANGUAGE.
TUF IS MY “GO TO”.
CAPTURES MY ATTENTION.
TUF HELPS ME OPEN UP ABOUT HARD ISSUES.
I THINK ABOUT BEING TUF ALL THE TIME NOW.
TUF HAS CHANGED MY LIFE!
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“Learning to be the best, whether it be at school, sports or in life is the most important endeavor. All kids need TUF.”
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“Train Up has found a unique and simple way to LINK academics with athletics and with the Coaches support, can improve players’ performance in the classroom.”
“We are thrilled and honored to partner with TUF at our clubs in Tampa Bay. Our youth and staff are so very engaged in the program.”
“The “Train Up First” (TUF) material is very user friendly, and quickly engages young people generally, and young student athletes specifically. We are very pleased to be associated with such an outstanding organization”
“It’s not just [all] about football. With the help of Train Up I became eligible to play for FSU and now I play professionally. Thanks TRAIN UP!”
“I credit TUF with turning my high school academics around and giving me the focus to become a top athlete. My grades went way up, and I became eligible to not only play but to be recruited for college.”
“Through the amazingly transformation TRAIN UP program, our players have reached new heights in academics, on the field, in their homes, and throughout the community. ”
“The thing that they like most about TUF is the fact that the material itself is something they can actually use and operate on a daily basis. The curriculum just jumps off the screen and is so relevant to the things that kids are going through. ”
“TUF is an initiative that is impacting thousands of America’s youth in a significant way. TUF increases their chances to be successful in life socially and emotionally through their powerful life skills curriculum”
“I’ve seen how beneficial TUF has been to so many young people here in my hometown of Tampa. It helps students organize their priorities and helps keep them on track in terms of achieving their goals”
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