JOI Friendzy is a friendship curriculum designed for schools.
Joy of It Friendzy is a proven solution to tackle the friendship challenges every child faces. Our school-wide SEL curriculum offers engaging instruction for teaching elementary and middle school aged students what it means to not only have good friendships, but to be REAL. GOOD. FRIENDS.
We, like you, recognize the significance of providing social and emotional learning (SEL) to students as it directly correlates to success and happiness later in life. Research shows SEL benefits students, including better academic performance, improved attitudes, behaviors and relationships with peers, as well as deeper connection to school, fewer delinquent acts and reduced emotional distress (student depression, anxiety, stress and social withdrawal).
Joy of It Friendzy equips and teaches kids to be really good friends, creating a lasting impact on the next generation. Friendzy curriculum is designed to change school culture by offering vital social and emotional learning lessons to proactively address aggressive behavior, reduce stress, equip with healthy relationship skills, and improve focus and academic performance, which will increase resiliency for success in school and in life.
The JOI Friendzy Program includes:
- Teacher Curriculum for each classroom
- Student workbooks for each student
- Professional development/Teacher training
- Continuing education through bi-monthly emails
- Pre- and post-program student surveys
- Parent connections (monthly updates, conversation cards)
- Supplemental website downloads (parent communication, skits, resources, crafts, games)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FRIENDZY PROGRAM!
How does JOI Friendzy benefit your classroom?
“JOI Friendzy benefits my classroom and school because it helps students be more mindful of their words and actions.” /// Emily | 3rd Grade Teacher
Do public schools need JOI Friendzy?
“Loneliness and internal isolation are an epidemic among young people. Most school curriculum does not address this concern or obsolete material is used. JOI Friendzy not only teaches what healthy friendship relationships look like, but also allows for opportunities for true connection which has a positive impact on mental and physical health. JOI Friendzy creates room for students with diverse backgrounds to connect and move from a place of self-focus to empathy and compassion. JOI Friendzy is needed in public school settings to help create healthy communities.” /// Marcella | Public School Counselor, PhD Psychology
Do you like JOI Friendzy?
“JOI Friendzy was a fun experience to be there and to connect with my classmates. It’s a great program to connect and do fun things like slime.” /// Sophia | 7th grade girl
Do you like the JOI Friendzy Student Workbook?
“This workbook is a great activity to help you when you are feeling down. The activities help you to know that you’ll be ok. This book gives you a great way to know how to show others love. It helps to show me how to be a better friend.” /// Hudson | 3rd grade boy