Project Future Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to closing the achievement gap and fostering excellence in education.
SELF™ Program – How We Do It
The SELF Empowerment Program™ (SELF™) is a STEM program that uses science and math to inspire, educate, and transform at-risk students* into successful students by teaching them how and why You have the power to change your Self-Story, your brain, and your life.
SELF™ is built upon lessons learned from research studies and successful programs on improving the academic performance of at-risk students*. SELF™ provides students with a Core Learning Infrastructure. The Core Learning Infrastructure consists of three life science disciplines (neuroplasticity, epigenetics, and brain-body interface), “positive internal scaffolding,” and a math unit.
The Positive Internal Scaffolding is comprised of five attitudes, four skills, and exercises that help students internalize the five attitudes and strengthen the four skills. The science disciplines and “positive internal scaffolding” teach students what they are capable of achieving and the math unit is designed to enable them to prove to themselves they can succeed at a challenging academic subject.
“At-risk students” are defined as students who are below grade level in mathematics.