During our lunch meeting, we first reviewed all 8 areas of strength promoted as part of the SOS program - positive friendships, healthy activities, family support, mentoring, mental health, medical access, spirituality, and generosity. Then, students paired up with new peer and adult partners to build new connections. The partners introduced themselves and then interviewed each other to learn about an area of strength that was currently strong. Next, the students explored what area of strength they want to grow in during the new year and discussed how they are going to accomplish that growth. The pairs presented the strengths and action plans to the group as a whole, and we will be posting our goals in the school to inspire others!
In December, students worked on their campaigns. We set a goal to have one campaign completed per month! It's ambitious, but fingers crossed we can pull this off! :)
Finally, our next meeting is after school on Wednesday, January 20th! We will be continuing our focus on building connections throughout the school - and perhaps even partnering with a local high school to build connections within the community! Stay tuned!