Changing My Attitudes and Beliefs
Lenexa, KS (Vocus) December 31, 2009
High school is full of obstacles and uncertainties. Teenagers are often so caught up in everyday pressures that they don’t give their futures much consideration. But these days, the time to start considering career choices begins sooner than ever. The skills employers require are more specialized than in the past, and employment right out of a traditional college is often hard to come by. Pinnacle Career Institute knows this better than anyone.
Because so many of Pinnacle Career Institute’s students have had challenges of their own to overcome, the Kansas City-based school is taking steps to invest in local youth and help high school students recognize their potential, self-worth and responsibility to their futures.
Pinnacle Career Institute has been approved by the Kansas City School District to begin a mentorship program for high school students. Pinnacle will begin facilitating The Pacific Institute’s PX2™ program to a select group at Central High School. PX2™ was developed by The Pacific Institute to help give youth the tools to make the transition from childhood to adulthood easier and set them on a path to a successful, purposeful life.
Pinnacle Career Institute’s vice president of operations Ed M. Colon said, “The belief in the program is what initiated the idea. School board president Dr. Covington, along with Athletic Director Kimble Anders, chose Central High School. We see it as a way for us to make a small difference in helping our kids in the school district.”
PX2™ is designed exclusively to teach young people how their minds work, how their current beliefs and attitudes shape their expectations for the future, how to be in control of what they think, and – most importantly – that they have the power to change the way they live their lives.
The curriculum is taught through 12 modules that focus on experiential exercise, personal reflection, and intentional visualization and goal-setting, including “How My Mind Works,” “Changing My Attitudes and Beliefs,” and “Taking Charge of My Life.”
Results have shown that students who implement the tools and techniques learned in PX2™ gain self-confidence, more self-motivation, increased creativity and flexibility, higher sensitivity toward others’ behavior, and improved accountability. Additionally, PX2™ has been a life-changing experience for entire families, as it promotes positive communication among family members and helps build stronger relationships.
“Students will see firsthand, at our college or anywhere where people have taken the course, how it does work in helping them make better choices,” Colon said. “If we teach them that you can control the way you think to achieve success in any part of your life, then we have achieved success in making a difference.”
About Pinnacle Career Institute
For more than 50 years, Pinnacle Career Institute has provided quality career training in fields such as Business, Medical, Health and Fitness, Electronics, and Computer Technology. The school has campuses in Lawrence, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., in addition to online program offerings. The campuses are located at 1601 W. 23rd St., Ste. 200, Lawrence, KS 66046; 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Ste. 325, Kansas City, MO 64131; and 11500 Ambassador Drive, Ste. 221, Kansas City, MO 64153 (a branch campus of Pinnacle Career Institute). To learn more about PCI, visit http://www.pcitraining.edu.
About The Pacific Institute
Since 1971, The Pacific Institute’s varied curricula have been translated and adapted to serve organizations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific, as well as North America. Co-founders Lou and Diane Tice have made it their mission to empower all people to recognize their ability to choose growth, personal freedom and personal excellence. The Institute is committed to providing this education all over the world.
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