Cultivating Connections Fact Sheet
Cultivating Connections is a
company in Bellingham, WA which manufactures the game and curriculum
Branch Out!® and provides consulting services.
||Branch Out!® is a game and 12-16 week curriculum designed
to promote self discovery and violence prevention for people of all
|Branch Out!® is used in a variety of settings such as
schools, clubs, hospitals, corporate team trainings, retreat centers,
camps, churches, and day-care centers. |
|Branch Out!® is played with large and small groups with
2 to 35 players at a time. |
|Branch Out!® was first released in 1997. Because of its
positive reception, Molly has developed her own business, Cultivating
Connections, which now manufactures and markets the game on a
larger scale. |
|The whole Branch Out!® kit sells for $499.00 which includes
122 game questions, 12-16 week curriculum, a 48" x 66" cloth playing board,
six fabric category modules, 200 fabric leaves, one mouse pad spinner, and
a carry-all duffel bag.
|Through Branch Out!®, Cultivating Connections hopes
to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to nurture their own growth
and the growth of others, pursue their dreams, and realize potentials.
|Cultivating Connections has modeled production of Branch
Out!® to meet the learning goals of its players. As a result,
production is a heartfelt team process where each member is valued for
his or her unique contributions. In order to honor each member of the
production team, "The Hands Behind Branch Out!®"
are displayed on the back of each playing board. Each member of production
is represented by having a hand with his or her name screen printed
on the back of each game board. |
addresses five areas of development:
Players explore their personal branches (facets of self) and roots (foundations
- Career awareness
- Prosocial skills
- Diversity appreciation
- Community building.
|Branch Out!® questions focus on six areas of social and academic
- Abilities and interests
The general goal of playing Branch Out!® to deepen self-awareness,
acknowledgement of abilities, and understanding of others.