We have to open our hearts. Since we all have something to give and we all have something to receive.
Sports with its true essence of the game. Where a rag ball and a square become the biggest soccer stadium, where a ball of paper and a hoop up high becomes a basketball field, where a simple piece of wood can be a baseball bat or a field hockey stick, where a box becomes a football helmet.
The Rag Ball (Pelota de Trapo) is a unique piece, built from different materials that all combined create the ball. Building a community of young leaders is the aim of this first step. A community that is characterized by its uniqueness and diversity.
Having a common concern, sharing a common issue is what so many times brings people to work together.In this program, 500 students between 15 and 18 years old from different schools from the same city come together in an educational experience that trains community leaders.
Origin of PDT
Play with what is there, go back to the origins of the games.
How does a Scholas educator teach?
We can all educate if we have passion!
Play for the Children!
Passion as an educational engine is not only taught but also transmitted. We are also responsible for the future generations!
Learning Icebreakers Games. Modes and types.
Game and sport. Differences and similarities. Sports in our lives.
Practice “PDT Back to the origin”
In groups, students will receive a series of recycled or previously used materials with which they will have to make the necessary accessories to be able to play, each group will create its own "rag ball”, according to the sport chosen.
Testing of the games with recycled materials.
Each group will invite the others to play!
Workshop for Childrens planning. Defining materials after test and final planification of the activity with children.
1 Day / 3 hours program
Educational program for the formation of high school students
We aim to bring students closer to their immediate reality through a scheme that rescues the importance of participation and social, civic and political commitment.
The program seeks to bring them closer to their community from a constructive perspective, where young people become creators of projects that respond to problems and allow for change in their community.
Scholas Occurrentes Pedagogy believes that education is built from the harmony of three languages: The head, the heart and the hands. This philosophy is at the core of Scholas work and specially shown at the Scholas Citizenship Program.
Implemented in 2019 in Ponce de Leon High School, in Miami, Florida. students from 9 High Schools (North Miami, Miami Edison, Miami Beach, Westland Hialeah, Ronald Reagan, Coral Gables, Miami Southridge, Miami Sunset and Cutler Bay) participated. Choosing the issue of Mental Health and Gun Violence as the topics to work on their projects.
Implemented in May 2023, students accompanied by their teacher chaperones, from four (4) local Catholic high schools in Los Angeles representing diverse neighborhoods in the city. The studentsvoted to dissect the issue of Mental Health in their respective communities focusing on the effects at home, school, and on social media.
Scholas Citizenship in New York on June 2023 had more than 80 young people from 8 High Schools of New York. The issue selected was Social Media Abuse. And they addressed it through three projects regarding: Addiction to Social Media by students; the problem of fitting in and self-esteem issue that produces social media in teenagers; and the miss-use of technology through inappropriate content.