Everyone has the power to use their interests and passions to make a positive impact on their community, the country, and the world.
Identify and understand emotions, values, attitudes, motivations, mindsets, and personal attributes.
Enthusiastic to understand more about themselves, others, and the world around them.
Engaging with your community is an important part of good citizenship. In this activity, participants will reflect on how their interests and passions can be used to make their community a better place to live, work, and go to school.
Ask students to discuss the following questions in pairs, small groups, or as a full group.
Ask students to write down how they could use one of their passions or interests to make a positive impact in their community. Then, direct them to use the Goal Map to create a plan to put their passion to work. For example, if a student is passionate about caring for animals, they could use that passion to volunteer at the Animal Rescue League. Action steps to put that plan into action could be:
Follow-Up: Several weeks after the completion of this lesson, ask students to share whether they have put their plan into action. If so, how much progress have they made on their plan? How are they positively impacting their community? If not, why?