4.4 Into Action: Group Activities

Heroes in Our Midst

Tip

Teenagers with positive role models have greater self-esteem and a compass to guide them towards success.

Core Competencies
Social Awareness

Materials
None

Time
15 minutes

SELF-MANAGEMENT

An activity that gets participants to focus on and recognize the qualities they admire in other people.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Paying attention to positive qualities in others can serve as inspiration and help participants both foster those same qualities in themselves and appreciate our common humanity.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Begin by asking participants to share their hero with the group. Ask them to explain what they admire as well as, the impact their hero has had on their worldview.

DIALOGUE PROMPT

  • How would you insert the qualities that you admire in your hero into your life?

DIVE DEEPER

  • Ask the group to create a collage of their favourite heroes, and set an intention to embody one of their heroes’ qualities for the remainder of the week.

More Activities From This Unit

4.1 – COLOR YOUR BREATH

rethink: mind-body health

4.2 – THE TASTE OF OPEN MINDEDNESS

rethink: gratitude

4.3 – SOUND CHECK

rethink: listening

4.4 – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

rethink: admirable traits

4.5 – Trust Me

rethink: managing uncertainty

4.6 – TEN FINGERS OF GRATITUDE

rethink: happiness

4.7 – A COLLECTIVE STORY

rethink: collaboration

4.8 – THE REAL ME TREE

rethink: human potential

4.9 – Express Yourself

rethink: creativity

4.10 – One-Minute Pitch

rethink: personal branding