CHC Offers Executive Functioning Back to School Boot Camp for Middle and High School Students

June 21, 2017, News

This summer CHC is offering an Executive Functioning Back to School Boot Camp to provide the concrete strategies and executive function skills that enable middle and high school students to thrive at school, at home and in life.

Hallmark symptoms of executive functioning deficiencies include having difficulty with planning projects, time management, starting activities or tasks, telling stories in an organized, sequential way, memorizing and retrieving information, and managing emotions and monitoring thoughts in order to work more effectively.  Students with executive functioning challenges may find the demands of school to be stressful, and at times overwhelming.

Led by CHC’s Executive Function coaches, the eight-week Boot Camp will guide students through the beginning of the school year and help them become more efficient learners and thinkers. 

“ My approach aims to empower students to think critically, act independently and learn how to advocate for themselves by utilizing tools and strategies tailored to their inherent strengths and unique differences―ultimately allowing them to thrive!”

 ―Vanessa Fasoli, EF Boot Camp Coordinator

CHC’s Executive Function Boot Camp features original curriculum, regular meetings in small, age-based groups with two evening parent sessions and weekly check-ins. Sessions dates and times are as follows:


For students in 6-8 grades this fall

6:00 – 7:30 pm
August 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19

6:00 – 7:30 pm
August 8, September 26


For students in 9-12 grades this fall

6:00 – 7:30 pm
August 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21

6:00 – 7:30 pm
August 10, September 28

Deadline for registration: July 15, 2017.  Contact to sign up today.  Financial assistance is available.

More about Executive Functions

Executive functioning is the set of mental processes that allow us to be efficient learners, thinkers, and actors. These are the skills that allow us to organize our behavior over time and override immediate demands in favor of longer term goals, do tasks on time and efficiently, enable us to manage our emotions and monitor our thoughts, and choose what to say and do.

Some children, with good modeling and learning from their mistakes, will figure out how to overcome executive functioning deficits over time. Most children need extra support and explicit modeling over time to develop these skills.

Learn more about the executive functions by viewing this community education presentation and other resources in CHC’s Community Resource Library.

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