The Words of Wisdom Character Enhancement Program, also known as WOW*, was created and developed by two educators who understand the important roll that teachers and coaches play in the lives of the children they teach. They want to give other instructors the tools necessary to easily and successfully help students learn and develop character traits that will last them a life time. The easy to follow WOW talks and activity sheets are fun and engaging for a wide range of students. They have been used with students ages 3 years and up and have shown to be simple to implement and wildly successful. It only takes a little time to make a big impression; make sure it is the right one!
“Coaches are, first and foremost, teachers; they are among the most influential people in a young athlete’s life. Because coaches are such powerful role models, young athletes learn more from them about character than about athletic performance.”
-Dr. Mike (goodcharacter.com)
My name is Cortney Quackenbush and I am so excited to be able to introduce you to the WOW program! Working with kids has always been a passion of mine and I always knew that coaching and teaching would become a huge part of my life. I graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Special Education and Life Management Education. I have worked in many classrooms over the years and have been coaching gymnastics since 2000. I love working with students of all ages and skill levels. Every day is different, every student has their own story, and the excitement they bring to class is contagious! I look forward to the positive impact the WOW Character Enhancement Program will have on all students.
My name is Amy Kinney and I can’t wait to tell you more about the WOW program and how it will help a wide range of students. Kids are the future and as someone who has worked with many age groups I find kids to be inspiring, fun, and just plain real! I graduated from The University of Michigan with an education degree specializing in Language Arts & Math. I have taught gymnastics for over 20 years now and am the director of American Allstars Athletic Center. I enjoy watching the progress that kids make in their athletic skills, academic abilities, and social interactions. The WOW program is being implemented into all of our classes and I know it is going to be helpful to all of our students.
At American Allstars Athletic Center we believe in teaching more than great flips, twists, and turns. We want to capitalize on the wonderful opportunity you have given us to positively impact your child by helping them become both mentally and physically strong. The WOW program will be incorporated into each class to help your child explore and develop desirable character traits. The concepts and lessons covered in class will not only help them with their athletic endeavors, but will serve them in the classroom, at home, with friends, in the work place, and for a life time.
Our instructors will engage students in a group discussion during each class. The WOW talk will be age appropriate and will help students understand the word of the month, its definition, how it applies to their life, and why it is an important concept. Every week we will discuss a new topic, which will answer the big questions of Who, What, When, Where, Why & How. There will be age appropriate activity sheets that accompany each monthly word and a parent resource letter with useful websites, articles, family activities, and more!
The WOW program is a proven system that was created specifically for students by 2 coaches who each have their education degrees and have many years of experience working with kids in the gym and in the classroom.
We can’t wait to WOW you! We will show you the positive impact that the WOW program will have on your child. We are committed to strengthening character from the inside out. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any one of our qualified instructors.
American Allstars Instructors & Staff
*WOW is a registered trademark of American Allstars