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MACOOA™ Educational Program

 
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MACOOA™ is an animated youth educational program specifically designed to take education based on the universal concepts of social and cognitive science to Indigenous youth throughout North and South America. This evidence based education has shown to increase HOPE and ESTEEM in its participants by 15% and FUTURE ORIENTED THINKING by 16%.

MACOOA™ will introduce this education in a purposeful, culturally relevant, and traditional way. The programs main character Macooa, along with his sister Lyla, will share native stories of wisdom that were told to them by their grandfather while introducing terms and concepts that will help our youth learn how their minds work, and help build the necessary esteem and belief in themselves that is essential in achieving their full-potential. These stories will be shared in a way that will also educate in native ways of living, including culture, tradition and language.

The target audience for MACOOA™ is K-3 (Kindergarten through the third grade.)

The MACOOA™ EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM components:

  • The program will have an animated video that consists of 15 units. Each unit will focus on different concepts of our education and shared through a native story of culture and wisdom.
  • The program will have a Learning Manual for each child that will help enhance the video, and allow them to follow along in an interactive setting in the classroom and at home.
  • The program will have a Parents Manual that will be given to each parent so that they can reinforce the education at home with their children, while using the same terms and concepts learned throughout the program.     
  • The program will have an online presence and mobile apps that will help the student sustain what they have learned, that will encourage and support them in their efforts of learning and personal growth.

The MACOOA™ program is an essential component in our efforts of Rekindling Hope in our youth. This program will help our children look at themselves, their lives, their potential and their future in a more positive way, while enhancing their interest in learning. Enabling them to be more successful competing in the classrooms and in their lives. MACOOA™ will help our youth better understand themselves and the world around them, to aspire for more than what is believed possible, to dream of a better tomorrow and have the tools to make it so. MACOOA™ will instill these beliefs and potential in our youth so that they can stop the downward spiral of hopelessness in their lives before it even begins. Forever changing their lives and the lives of Indigenous People everywhere.  

Please visit the MACOOA™ FACEBOOK PAGE for continuing information and updates on the development of this program, and to follow Macooa's journey in Rekindling Hope. Pilamaya!

Below is developmental videos of our program:

MACOOA™ Educational Program pop-up book preliminary model.

Introducing LYLA™ - the MACOOA™ Educational Program introduction and voiceover character.