The P.A.C.T. Life Skills Curriculum

The P.A.C.T. is a guided interactive journey designed to engage urban male youth to create a positive self-image, manage conflict, and set goals for personal success by walking through transitional steps of personal perceptions, actions, choices, and effective time management. The P.A.C.T. curriculum is a three-part life skills development series focused on five essential life skill pillars: Personal Awareness, Social Awareness, Self- Management, Interpersonal Development, and Cognitive Development.

Each module can either be utilized as a standalone curriculum or incorporated into a consecutive series teaching program. Likewise, all modules contain a variety of activities and reviews to maintain urban youth engagement while providing an enriching learning experience. Each of these pillars provides the assessment and evaluation framework for identifying critical success indicators through each of the guided activities. A combination of formative and summative assessments embedded throughout the lesson design ensures greater visibility into the progress and transformation of each youth participant. Likewise, standard pre/post surveys are equally essential progress measurement indicators leveraged as part of the monitoring and evaluation process of the P.A.C.T. Life Skills curriculum.


A comprehensive life skills module which addresses identity, culture., values, beliefs, character and leadership.

Actions & Choices

A comprehensive life skills module which addresses effective decision-making and conflict resolution competencies in an urban context.


A comprehensive life skills which provide an in-depth review of goal setting while addressing key areas such the importance of education and considering post-secondary schooling and career path options.

Total Number of Activities: 55

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Your Identity
  • Lesson 2: Whats At Your Core
  • Lesson 3: Personal inventory Assessment

15 lesson curricula teaching the foundational elements of and character development and leadership competencies with a total of 87 activities.

Lesson summary includes:

  1. Defining Leadership
  2. Emotional Intelligence
  3. Traits of a Good Leader
  4. Six Pillars of Character-Pillar: 1) Trustworthiness
  5. Six Pillars of Character-Pillar: 2) Respect
  6. Six Pillars of Character-Pillar: 3) Responsibility
  7. Six Pillars of Character-Pillar: 4) Fairness
  8. Six Pillars of Character-Pillar: 5) Caring
  9. Six Pillars of Character-Pillar: 6) Citizenship
  10. Leadership Communication
  11. The Principles of Leadership Influence
  12. Leadership Motivation
  13. Shared Leadership
  14. Building High-Performance Teams
  15. Ongoing Leadership Development

Total Number of Activities: 65

  • Lesson 1: Conflict Triggers
  • Lesson 2: Conflict Management Styles
  • Lesson 3 : Managing Direct & Indirect Conflict

Total Number of Activities: 66

  • Lesson 1: Framing Your Future for Success
  • Lesson 2: The Power of Motivation
  • Lesson 3: A Journey to Transformation

Three -part curriculum focused on addressing the interest, psychological investment and effort required for effect learning. The lesson activities support the assessment of behavioral responses in a school setting, emotional reactions to school authority, peers, and academic performance; and cognitive aspects of learning commitment required to support goal achievement.

Total Number of Activities: 116

  • Lesson 1: All About Me
  • Lesson 2: My School Connection
  • Lesson 3: Winning in Education