Youth Program Level 1

AGE RANGE: 8–14 Year Olds

Find A Tree helps youth, from children to young adults, to identify their interests, discover their passions, and actualize their dreams by giving them the tools and motivation to unlock their potential.

Former Find A Tree participant Cedric Joe achieved his dream and co-starred with LeBron James in the hit movie Space Jam 2.

The Find A Tree youth workbook provides children with age appropriate activities to nurture their dreams with knowledge and action. Find A Tree program creator Daniel Armstrong had a fascination with government and at the age of 3½, he dictated a letter to his mother for the U.S. President.

He wrote to the widow of another U.S. president on the passing of her husband.He was 6½ at the time. Daniel’s mother nurtured the seeds of his dream. You can help your child as well with the Find A Tree youth workbook Live Your Dreams Now: Read About It! Write AboutIt! And Do Something!

In his speech at Chadwick Village School during their 6th grade promotional ceremonies, Daniel Armstrong reveals how students can take action in elementary, middle, and high school to change their lives forever. In this powerful video, Daniel shares how young people can realize their dreams to move forward to greatness, and how to not just live in mediocrity. Based on his book, How to Live Your Dreams: Find a Tree and Get Started, Daniel's Find A Tree educational program has been recognized for changing the lives of youths across many levels, ranging from incarcerated gang members to students in exclusive private schools. Daniel teaches them to identify talents and passions and take the necessary steps toward achieving their dreams.

The Youth Workbook

Live Your Dreams Now

Daniel Armstrong’s Live Your Dreams Now: Read About It! Write About It! And Do Something! helps students discover a pathway to their dreams, and to be excited about doing so. This workbook is practical and engaging, with real-life stories and useful solutions that supports students, ages 8–14 years, to develop their dreams and begin to pursue them immediately. “Dreams start now” is Daniel’s message and this workbook shows young people how to get started. This workbook creates intrinsic motivation within youth that will last a lifetime. Armstrong delivers a fresh insight and inspires students to find their dreams so they can create a better world.

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Once, while working with a group of high school students in Los Angeles, I asked them to list their talents, interests, and dreams. Then Iasked them to share their list with their classmates. The students were terrified. Only after I suggested that we turn out the lights and that the students put their heads down were they willing to share their lists with one another.

A few weeks later, I did the same exercise with a class of fifth graders at First Street Elementary School. The students were excited about standing in front of the class and sharing their dreams. I was amazed. I told them that many students at the near by high school were embarrassed to share their dreams with their classmates. The fifth graders were confused. Then one student raised his hand and asked, “Mister, have they given up on their dreams?” I said, “Maybe they have.”

In response, the elementary students wrote the following letter challenging the high school students to go after their dreams!

Pathways To Your Dream For Youth

1. Look Within: Identify What You Enjoy Doing
2. What’s Your Dream? Imagine Your Future… It All Begins with a Dream
3. Explore Life: Try New Activities and Explore New Interests
4. Learn About Your Dream: Read About It
5. Depend Upon Yourself: Accept Responsibility for Making Your Dream Come True
6. Mistakes Happen: Learn from Them
7. Earn the Trust of Others: Keep Your Word
8. Face the Challenge: Don’t Quit
9. Think Positively: Focus on the Goal Not the Obstacle
10. Help Others: Make the World a Better Place
11. Value People: Treat All People with Respect
12. Make a Plan: Write Down What You Are Going to Do Today, Tomorrow, and Next Week
13. Produce Excellence: Do Your Best… And Then a Little More
14. Big Dreams Start Small: Take Action Today!
15. Be Creative: Find Solutions
16. Believe In Yourself: Think, “Yes I Can”
17. Be a Leader: Be an Example
18. Start a Business: Make Something, Do Something, Sell Something
19. It’s Not a Birthday Party: Knowledge + Action = Your Dream

“I asked one child what did he do following the presentation [by Daniel Armstrong] and he told me that he went home and told his parents about his goals!”

Dr. Francine Williams

Cleveland Elementary School
Pasadena, California

“My daughter Andrea’s going to Africa changed her life completely. It was wonderful seeing the Andrea before Find A Tree and seeing the Andrea who is in college now, focused on what she wants to become. The seeds started with Find A Tree.”

Anita White

Los Angeles, California

“I wholeheartedly recommend Find A Tree to anyone who is looking for a way to motivate young people to achieve!”

Jaleesa Hazzard

Former Executive Director
Y.E.S. to Jobs
Beverly Hills, California

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