|by Kelly McConnaughey|
|A fellow traveler of his from a Patch Adams tour in Peru. How awesome, right?|
At any rate, Superhero Training Academy is a great way to get kids (and adults) involved in the often-discussed, rarely-researched concept of Whole Self Literacy. This paper from New Zealand provides a decent introduction to the Whole Self Literacy idea.
Achieving a self-concept through Whole Self Literacy can prepare students for lives of service, opening their eyes to the place where each child fits in the world, and what they can offer to improve it.Throughout the academy, participants identify their strengths and weaknesses, and work to overcome their weaknesses with the help of tropes and archetypes specific to the Superhero world, such as sidekicks. (An alternative link for "trope" would be this. Say goodbye to the next two weeks of your waking life)
|Want to hear a Chuck Norris joke?|
Jonathan Brandis is dead.
After extensive work getting it off the ground, Michael's volunteer spirit and that of his colleagues have helped to reach children from the suburbs of Detroit, MI to the Red Cloud Indian School of Pine Ridge, SD. If you'd like to know more about the initiative, would like to help, or get information about bringing the academy close to your home, leave a comment below or contact the Superhero Training Academy directly.