Learn about everything URSTRONG has to offer

  • Our skills-based program teaches girls and boys how to put a voice to their feelings, create healthy friendships, and build a solid foundation for future relationships. Along with learning what’s normal in a friendship and the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships, students also learn and practice our proven step-by-step approach for putting out common Friendship Fires™ (conflict-resolution) and how to combat mean-on-purpose behavior like a friendship ninja.

  • We offer a full suite of workshops designed specifically for girls and boys in grades 1 to 6 including parent-child workshops, professional development for educators, plus our award winning Friendology 101 in-school curriculum that has been adopted by schools around the world. We have worked with over 50,000 kids, parents, and educators and have an international team of Licensed URSTRONG Presenters.

URSTRONG Workshops & Curriculum for Educators

Language of Friendship

Grades 1 to 6 + Parents
90 minutes

Through interactive parent-child activities, parents learn strategies to help their child put out Friendship Fires™, how to put a voice to their feelings, and the best ways to support their child through unhealthy friendships. They also get an overview of URSTRONG’s core principles and whole-school friendship strategy. This workshop gives kids, parents, and teachers a common “language” for talking about friendships, helping them connect and open up those lines of communication.

Fuzzies & Friends

Grades 1 & 2
60 minutes

Through fun role-play with teddy bears, children learn the basics of friendship including the 4 Friendship Facts, qualities of a GREAT friend, and how to use the Friend-o-meter to understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships. We also practice, step-by-step, how to put out Friendship Fires™ by putting a voice to our feelings. 

Heart of Friendship

Grades 3 & 4
90 minutes

Through fun role-play with teddy bears, children learn the basics of friendship including the 4 Friendship Facts, qualities of a GREAT friend, and how to use the Friend-o-meter to understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships. We also practice, step-by-step, how to put out Friendship Fires™ by putting a voice to our feelings and how to stand up to Mean-on-Purpose behavior using a Quick Comeback. 

Friendship Fires

Grades 5 & 6
90 minutes

In this workshop, students learn what’s normal in a friendship, the importance of trust & respect, and how to use the Friend- o-meter to assess healthy versus unhealthy friendships. They learn the importance of standing up for themselves, how to put out those common Friendship Fires™, and how to deal with Mean-on-Purpose behavior using a Quick Comeback. We also discuss their digital world and some tips for keeping friendships healthy online.

Friendship Tips for Teens

Grade 7
90 minutes

In this workshop, students learn URSTRONG’s friendship framework and how it applies to both the real world and their online world. They learn what’s normal in a friendship, the importance of trust & respect, and how to use the Friend-o-meter to assess healthy versus unhealthy friendships. Students learn a simple strategy to put out Friendship Fires™ and how to deal with Mean-on-Purpose behavior. We also discuss friendship groups & cliques, ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts), negativity bias, and peer pressure.

Become a URSTRONG School

URSTRONG is a whole-school strategy that empowers kids with friendship skills while providing a common language for students, teachers, and parents to foster healthy relationships and manage conflict.

Learn More

Become a URSTRONG Family

Friendship issues are the #1 cause of stress and anxiety among children. We’re here to help you empower your child to create healthy friendships and stand up for themselves.

Learn More

Bring URSTRONG to your school

We offer a variety of Language of Friendship (parent-child) and Day of Friendship (student-only) workshops for students in grades 1 to 6. Simply fill out our form and we’ll provide you with everything you need to bring URSTRONG to your school.

What parents and educators are sharing with us

I felt like you were teaching my child all the things I wanted to teach them about how to be a good friend, but didn’t know how.

Jessica Ritchie

URSTRONG’s focus on developing friendship skills and building the resilience of students is EXACTLY what schools need!

Jamie Wahab, Principal
St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School

You’ve given us the tools to help identify what is healthy and what is not and how relationships change and that’s ok.

Joanne Nikolas

URSTRONG has enriched and complimented our school values with great language, practices and perspective.

Adrian Torrese, Assistant Principal
Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

The skills we learned are still helping us communicate about friendships over a year later. They will help guide us both in making friendships for the rest of our lives.

Melanie Tewman

URSTONG has not only empowered our students with the life skills to foster healthy relationships, it has also empowered our teachers and parents.

Daniel Sandral, Head of Junior School
MLC School, Sydney