Rank and File seems a fitting reference to the American middle class. Like the foot soldiers of the military, we are the majority, the “working class.” We don’t always approach our goals using such tight formation but strive we do. From lower to upper middle class, we set our sights on our financial goals and seek out the job that will help us to achieve them. But there are many challenges to middle-class America. Outsourcing and automation of jobs, and income that can’t keep pace with inflation.
Rank and File was created to call attention to the struggles of the middle class. The issues may be different than those experienced by folks living in poverty, but they are no less challenging to those who face them.
Play a game with your family and neighbors. Work together to respond to the challenges presented and share your own as well. Prepare our young people to respond to the challenges they may face in the future. Use them in support groups to help participants respond to things they may not be able to change.
For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.
Our Healthcare Series is now available for purchase.
- If you are just joining our game, please follow this link for a little background information on how we are playing this particular game.
BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.
Your Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck is featured above. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them. We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.
Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?
Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.
Please feel free to contact us with your feedback.