Our Award Winning Program
The Unbeatables Academy offers an interactive online and offline life skills training program for children, delivered by a squad of 5 super heroes: Fit Freddy, Friendly Felix, Caring Carol, Clever Cleo and Achiever Ai-Jay, with the mission of rescuing children from their enemies such as: obesity, bullying, sinking grades, boredom, lack of motivation, confusion, and social anxiety, among others. Their powers lie in having the ability to solve everyday problems and how to live a healthy and productive life.
The Unbeatables Academy is designed for after school programs, summer camps and any children’s extracurricular activity center that will have the opportunity to obtain a license and be trained to run our program at their own institution. Those institutions that will offer our Life Skills Training will be able to create a better community not only within their institutions but outside them as well, by raising up successful children that will be more productive members of our society. It is a proven program that has been created by experts in the fields of Psychology, Family Therapy, Life Coaching, Education, Nutrition and Wellness. It is currently endorsed and implemented by the City of Doral in their summer camps, and has been awarded as the Educational Program of the Year by the Minority Chamber of Commerce.
The Unbeatables Academy is an on and off line program that teaches kids life skills in a fun and interactive way. Online, in the form of 5 virtual characters that talk to the kids about ways of how they can effectively handle different situations that daily lives present to them; and off line by the intervention of live facilitators which interrelate with the students during the whole presentation. Both parts of the program guarantee longer lasting learning by working with how a child's brain works.
The program also uses a well structured reward system that allows the kids to earn incentives according with their behaviors, which increases their motivation and participation.
Areas of Focus
TUA at a Glance
There was a time when kids enjoyed being kids. Today, even at the earliest of ages, children are partaking in adult activities with serious consequences. The increase in divorce rates and single parent households has left many children with minimal parent supervision and much needed guiding influence. Alcohol and Drug abuse, and even sex is a very popular and portrayed subject matter: movies, TV, the Internet, essentially everywhere a kid turns he or she is bombarded with adult content.
How TUA can help your program
TUA is created to be an extension of schools and after school programs. We come along side institutions to assist in a well-rounded education for children contributing to less anxious, more emotionally balanced and more successful students. The Unbeatables Academy can also be implemented in camps, sport programs, karate, dance, music academies or any extracurricular activity where their directors are willing to enrich their existing program with this innovative and unique Life Skills Training created especially for children. If you're interested in investing more into the lives of children and making The Unbeatables Academy part of your program contact us today!
The Research behind TUA
TUA founder Gabriela Casanas has dedicated countless hours of investigation in the different theories behind children’s mental health, positive psychology, family therapy, sports psychology, parenting and education. Gabriela’s research along with her vast experience in the therapy field is what lends to the success of The Unbeatables Academy.
Tips and Tricks to face life's toughest problems
We realize that raising children in today's world is anything but easy, so we are offering some quick tips and tricks to help you navigate life's difficult situations and have a healthier home.
Health and Fitness
The obesity epidemic among children ages 6-19 has reached 15 percent, almost quadruple what it was in the late 1960s. Physical activity will not only help today’s children by preventing them from becoming obese or helping them to lose weight if necessary, it will also teach them healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
Freddy represents that it is possible to do what you love, but to take care of your body and health in the process. He is a healthy young gentleman, both physically and mentally. He follows a balanced and healthy diet everyday and exercises regularly. He plays different sports and loves being outdoors. He splits his time between studying, playing sports and having fun with friends.
The increase in divorce rates and single parent households has left many children with minimal parent supervision and much needed guiding influence. While parents do their best, it’s not always easy for them to have the time to discuss sensitive issues with their children and may become arduous to get them to open up about difficult situations.
Carol is a sweet and very compassionate young lady. She loves to spend time with her family. She can perfectly divide up her schedule between studies, family and friends. She is always helping people around her. For Carol, the coolest thing in the world is to give love to others. Carol shows children that it is possible to live in a positive family atmosphere and make choices that lead to a happy healthier future.
School Counselors often work part-time or too many hours, so their talents are spread thinner than they would like or their students deserve. Teachers are often responsible for 20-30 kids in a classroom with loaded curriculum's making it difficult to go beyond the academic field and fulfill the needs of individual children. These facts alongside the rising statistics for bullying make school a haven for social anxiety.
Cleo illustrates that it is possible to be intelligent, fashionable and cool at the same time. Cleo is a stylish and smart girl. She loves to get good grades and dress in the latest fashions. She spends a lot of her time reading, studying, researching, and helping friends with difficult school subjects.
Today’s kids live a pressured and over scheduled life, they are also coming of age in a world where setting aside time to teach and foster healthy human connections, creativity and self-knowledge is low on the priority list.
Felix is an extrovert and sociable guy. He loves to spend quality time with his friends and family. He is always willing to accept invitations after he is done with his responsibilities. Felix is open to being friends with everybody, but always maintains his high values and great personality. Felix represents someone who gets along with everyone, but does not succumb to peer-pressure in order to have friends.
In a world where children are growing up with a sense of entitlement it's more important than ever that we instill ideas of hard work and consistent effort.
Ay-jai is a go-getter and hard working young guy. He is pretty clear about what attaining goals in life means: planning and consistent effort. He loves to study, read about finances and stay up-to-date on new and challenging careers. He combines his studies with a part-time job and is saving money to pay for his education and to secure his future. Ay-jai represents the need to work hard, set goals and take care of personal finances.
"I have not found a program quite like this one! It helps kids stay active, learn life skills, teaching them the value of being healthy and above all having alot of fun along the way!!! My daughter has been going to the camp for a few years now and she loves it!!! She will be back again this year!!!"
“This program is truly one of a kind, not only involved in sports but also teaching kids life skills. As a counselor, I was able to see how much the kids grew in the matter of one summer. Everything done in this camp from daily activities to planned filed trips was done with the kids in mind, and I can honestly say working with them and other staff members led to an unforgettable summer. I highly suggest this camp to everyone!”
"Finally the time is almost here!!! my son Juanjose can't wait for summer! this is really the best summer program ever! thank you guys! This will be his 3rd year assisting to this program, and we as a family love it, my son was very shy, and he has learned to interact with others at this program!"
"Best summer program in Miami!!! This is my sons third year and he loves it. The staff is amazing and i like the way they interact with the kids. Great jobs!!!"
"This program really has it all! It doesn't only have the best combination of sports and indoor activities. But, it is also a life coaching program focused in personal skills and values (hard to find now days....) My twins and I loved it! Looking forward for summer to attend again!"