7D: Enables participants to explore resources and issues in their community through projects and activities
1C: Has a culture that allows participants to take initiative and explore their interests
Self-Management, Self-Awareness, & Responsible Decision Making
Ensure that students’ contributions and discussions form an integral part of the class
When you take charge and set goals for yourself, you take initiative. Initiative is a big word that means you take responsibility for something and go do it without being asked. If you saw that there was trash on the floor and picked it up, you took initiative. If you wanted to buy a bike and saved up money for it, you took initiative. And even that time that you took the trash out for your family without even being asked, you took initiative. People that have initiative are able to go for their dreams, work hard, and make things happen. There are many problems in this world that can seem too big or overwhelming for a kid to fix but, with a little initiative, kids can make a HUGE impact! Many children around the world have seen issues within their community and used their voice to bring awareness to these problems and to help come up with solutions to solve them. No matter how old you are, you have the ability to be a change-maker in this world and make it a better place for your generation and those that come after you. Take some time this week to learn more about issues and problems that affect your community and our world. Take initiative to share your findings with others and start using your voice to bring awareness! Together we can make the world a better place!