About Our Program
The Owning Up™ program, created and developed by Rosalind Wiseman, is based on the premise that social cruelty, degradation, and violence can be deconstructed and understood by examining how our culture teaches boys to be men and girls to be women. Further, it teaches children the skills to speak out against injustice and recognize that they have a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity.
The program recognizes the critical role of the bystander and group dynamics that can lead to social cruelty and violence among young people. It seeks to challenge people to understand the fundamental reasons why people dismiss their own or others’ opinions and treat each other in demeaning or violent ways. Through these techniques, we empower young people, as perpetrators, bystanders, or targets, to stop degradation and violence.
The program is equally relevant and designed for boys and girls, as both are equally impacted by the issues Owning Up™ addresses.
The Owning Up™ Curriculum is designed for adolescent groups in schools and other settings. It is highly recommended, although not required, that educators who use the curriculum first attend the Owning Up™ Training Institute and become certified to teach it. Our professional development training not only helps educators work with children more effectively, but also develop competencies adults must have when working with each other.
More about the Owning Up™ Program:
Explore the curriculum contents and view sample sessions.
Learn about Training Options, Agenda, Scheduling Information, and FAQs.
Read what people have said about Owning Up™.
View photos from past sessions of the Owning Up™ Training Institue.