Uncommon Results has designed programs specifically for juvenile delinquents, and young offenders. We work with alternative school programs, community organizations, as well as youths in detention facilities to support young people who are falling through the cracks of society. Our intensive residential youth program provides teens the opportunity to dramatically alter the course of their lives by taking responsibility for their future and by reconnecting with the community.
In our program, participants open up and share about significant events, beliefs, relationships, problems, and concerns in their lives. They examine the consequences of their past choices and behaviors, and their relationships with family members, peers, and other significant adults. Ultimately, the sessions support participants in discovering the causes of why their lives are not “working.” Participants gain a new appreciation and compassion for themselves and others. Negative attitudes and core beliefs about their families, peers, education, employment, and community, are transformed into productive goals for the future. Our proven techniques touch even the most hardened young minds and hearts.
The Uncommon Results program will be delivered in partnership with your existing organization. One of the real strengths of our organization is our commitment to developing programs in partnership with local organizations, companies, or agencies. We believe that there is a wealth of talent in terms of potential partners in local community organizations or agencies and, by working together through collaborative efforts and a joint commitment, we can ensure that a highly effective program is delivered on time and produces the projected results.
Our Youth Programs provide an invaluable experience for young people, many of whom are tough teens coming from broken homes or have associations with gangs. Many of our participants are victims of sexual abuse or other painful life circumstances. Our Intensive Youth Program provides teens the opportunity to dramatically alter the course of their lives by taking responsibility for their future and by reconnecting with the community.
Usually the course site is a residential camp in the woods where youth can get away from their usual environment. Program length varies based on the level of at-risk youth and the number of participants. Structured course work includes guided group discussions and physical activities, such as a ropes course, mile runs, and challenge courses.
Uncommon Results also provides an ongoing Training and Development Program which expands on and reinforces what was learned during the Intensive Youth courses. The Training and Development Program provides participants with one-to-one mentoring support. Adult mentors collaborate closely with their youth partners for the duration of their Training and Development Program, and keep in contact by regular phone calls and meetings. Working with the youth continually when they return home is a critical component of our Youth Program.
The aim and objectives of our work is to:
- Improve relations between youth and adults (including parents, service providers, authority figures, community leaders, and the general public).
- Decrease anti-social behavior (crime, drug use, risky sexual behavior, violence, truancy, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, self-harm etc.).
- Increase community safety.
- Raise self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth for those who participate.
- Enable individuals to begin to take responsibility for their own lives through the creation of a supportive environment for even the most alienated youth.
- Increase the skill levels of professionals, community leaders, and individuals in working with and supporting challenging young people.
- Enable program participants to become fully aware of the new possibilities open to them.
- Develop new employment potential.
- Re-engage participants with their community in order that they may become productive, contributing members of their communities.
We work with all sorts of community based organizations including YMCA programs, local governments, schools systems, non-profits, and Boys and Girls Clubs. We collaboratively build training for the adults who work in these systems and the youth that participate. By creating a community of support around young people and by providing an opportunity for real individual transformation through a collective experience with clearly stated objectives, Uncommon Results has enhanced the lives of many thousands of young adults, voulenteers, and youth professionals.
Like a great coach, Mark Charley is able to inspire individuals and teams to see and use effectively talent and ability they didn’t know they have. He uniquely combines toughness, experience, creativity, and humanity into a winning formula. Not only are teams more successful after working with Mark, he has a lifelong impact on the people he works with.
The name ‘Uncommon Results’ underestimates the enormous impact which this company has had in the UK, Holland and Northern Ireland . . . . The unique combination of powerful training, creating dynamic teamwork and achieving high quality results in both the Public, Not For Profit and Corporate sectors has been, and will continue to be the basis of our contracting this firm. Those considering personal development in any of the domains mentioned should in my opinion, consider contracting Uncommon Results.
Uncommon Results has no difficulty transcending the cultural divide between the U.S.A. and U.K. They were able to relate powerfully to all of our staff as well as the undergraduates. Having experienced it we have no doubt about its values, both for the undergraduates and the staff teams. The success of the program and its impact on all of us is owed a great deal to the interpersonal skills employed by Uncommon Results.
Uncommon Results has served as our lead consultant in planning and implementation of our program. The knowledge that Uncommon Results, Inc. has in the area of at-risk behavior management and program facilitation is without question the most in-depth and comprehensive that you will find in the country.
For the first time Mark is working professionally in our Country and our culture. I am amazed about the way he worked together with us to find the best way of delivering the course, his listening and openness towards us and our culture.
I have absolutely no hesitation in commending Mark to you as an enormously talented and skilled individual. In the world of personal and professional development there are many individuals and companies who promise great things and deliver little. Mark is one of those rare people who has an unnerving ability to consistently deliver extraordinary results.
Uncommon Results is a synonym for the difference that Mark Charley makes in the lives of people he trains. Participants leave with a new confidence, a different motivation and a deep sense of personal empowerment. I would highly recommend Uncommon Results.
Your style made it easy to tune into the sense of what you were saying and the exercises really reinforced the learning. We still make reference to effective listening and remind ourselves of the need to be aware when our attention wanders. The sales consultants have found that by being aware of how to listen more effectively to clients they are having a better understanding of what the clients need. They now seldom take notes at a meeting but find that because they have really listened during the meeting they are able to write up a note of the meeting afterwards and recall completely what was said.
For more than ten years I have personally been committed to bringing Uncommon Results to Bermuda and it has been worth all of the time, effort, and they produce phenomenal results. Mark Charley and his team have created a target for our efforts to address critical problems of youth alienation and the development of highly effective responses to it.
The training for staff was the most enlightening process I have ever undergone, yet I found watching prisoners working through it, from such different situations, a greater revelation than I could have imagined. . . . The commitment of your staff to their stated aim and the integrity they show in pursuit of that aim is a credit to them and a reflection of the highly skilled people in your organization. . . . I have never witnessed prisoner examining their thoughts and feelings in this way and choosing a new way and new life for themselves. The whole experience was refreshing, invigorating, and empowering and provides me personally with greater challenges in my life for the future.