What I have learnt on my journey to support young people to create a world we all are proud of

Picture perfect in paradise this morning The cows, the ocean ,sunrise and the Chinese fringe flower in full bloom and no filter #lovewhereilive

I have always wanted to be a better person than the person I am. I have found I am not alone.

I am grateful to have found a tribe of young  people who wanted to learn how to be the best version of themselves they can be and had the courage to start a movement to pay it forward.

One thing I have learnt is the importance of starting where people are at . If you want to have community impact then help them identify their wants and needs (collect data) go on a journey together, experiment, collect more data, tweak, experiment  and signpost success.

Working with young Australians is a joy. Learning what they care about and what they want to learn about is something that will bring joy to everyone.

Each year young people’s desire to “Learn how we can all be kinder to each other” is moving closer to the top of the list.

To help teachers empower them to do this we reached out to our international brains trust.

This beautiful suggestion is inspired by Dale Carnegie

Supporting students in their drive to make the world a kinder place

Invite each student in the class to share a two-minute story of a time in their life they remember when some-one has been incredibly kind to them and how it had affected them.

Then ask the students to identify themes from the stories.

Follow this by asking them to identify the kindest person they know and what qualities/characteristics they think this person has that show they are kind.

Ask the students to share these qualities/characteristics on the whiteboard or similar.

Then ask the students

“Now that we have all been inspired by stories of kindness how can we as individuals bring more kindness into the world.”

Invite them to put forward their ideas

Our team is looking forward to the teachers and students feedback on this idea because we know the best way to drive change is to role model and signpost the behaviour you want to see

We can all be role models.  I am personally looking forward to the day politicians become disciples to the theory of change and the concept of signposting the social norms we can all be proud of.


My global tribe also recommended:

DailyGood for News that Inspires

Kindness which shares with us that we can all CHOOSE KINDNESS TODAY and every kind act matters. What impact will you have?

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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