What is iRYZE?
iRYZE is a series of Ryzers (workbooks) thatempowers teenagers to reach their highestpotential by creating success on their ownterms. It offers teenagers tools for successin school and life. iRYZE is simple, direct,and self-guiding which allows the teenagerto define who they are and create theirown portfolio for organization, studying,communication, and self-condence.The Ryzers provide different life tools withself-exploratory questions, the ability to setgoals, develop new tools, add artwork andcreate an individualized portfolio.iRYZE understands that adults cannot expectteenagers to act like adults. Therefore, thegoal is to empower teenagers to dene whothey are and create their own success. iRYZEoffers a variety of tools to enhance their levelof functioning. The teenager decides whatwould be helpful and how they will use it.Ideally, there is no one way to use iRYZE.The Ryzers can be used in any orderand the tools can be discussedand applied as it relates toindividuals, small or largegroups or the general population as a whole.Educators and instructors should feel free toexperiment, add tools, design projects, andparticipate in the iRYZE experience.
Why is iRYZE important?
One out of four high school students dropout before graduation. Students need to begiven the tools in order to succeed in schooland life.Adolescence coincides with one of the mostsignicant developmental milestones – thetransition from elementary school to middle/high school. In elementary school, studentsare, for the most part, in one classroom forthe majority of the day. The teacher is ableto monitor the child’s academic skills, studyhabits, and behaviors. This type of supportis necessary for children to successfullytransition into adolescence and theexpectation of greater independence.The student beginning middle/upper school is expected tobe capable of greaterresponsibility andautonomy. This meanshaving the necessary