Tiffin University partners with Calvert to create ‘badging’ program
Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University and Calvert Catholic Schools Academy (grades 6-8) have partnered to create a Badging Program to equip students with the life skills necessary to succeed.
The Badging Program is a three-year educational curriculum to help middle school students develop critical interpersonal skills to better prepare for the future.
Over 12 weeks, students learn various skills during regular school hours. Students receive a certificate upon completion of each year’s goals.
During the first year, students gain life skills and study skills. Students learn time management, note-taking, studying skills, health, safety and household responsibilities. Year two focuses on self-awareness and conflict resolution, and year three emphasizes communication.
“We are excited to partner with Calvert Catholic Schools to roll out this new program,” said Dr. Amy Wood, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Tiffin University. “The skills taught in this curriculum are essential for any student to possess.”
According to Dr. Jeremy Marinis, Head of School at Calvert Catholic Schools, families expressed a need for students to learn more skills outside the classroom. In response, TU and Calvert collaborated to create the Badging Program.
The curriculum was developed by Tiffin University and is taught by Calvert staff.
“Through the Badging Program, our Academy students learn how to actively contribute to their families and communities,” said Marinis. “They develop critical tools, such as independent thinking and decision making.”
For more information on the Badging Program, contact Dr. Amy Wood at WoodAR@tiffin.edu or 419-448-3372.