The We Can Project has three steps. 

 

Step 1: Think. Students come up with goals that are important to them (I Can), the people around them (You Can) and their communities (We Can). Each student picks the one goal he/she is most excited about. 

Step 2: Plan. Each student makes a plan to figure out the who, what, where, and when of his/her project to reach his/her goal.

Step 3: Act and reflect. Students put their plans into motion, take time to reflect on their progress, and adjust their plans accordingly. 

The We Can Project is designed to be completed gradually over a semester or school year.  By working towards their goals a little at a time, students learn the importance of commitment, communication, strategic planning, and follow through. They come away with confidence, leadership, and a profound sense of accomplishment.