Students Transforming One Another

 


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Wyandotte Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Michigan has created a Virtue Committee comprised of forty students, ten from each class Freshman-Senior.

Each month this committee chooses one of the virtues from the SportsLeader Manual Strength for Life and develops a lesson that is shown to all 1,400 students and teachers in the school during an extended homeroom period from 8:00-8:30 AM.

 
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The lesson consists primarily of a Power Point presentation which includes quotes, movie clips and discussion questions. The teachers do not need to prepare anything since it is created by the students. They just need to plug, play and lead the discussion.

 
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One of their lessons focused on the virtue of Responsibility.

Responsibility - The strength to always do what I was given to do or do what is expected of me due to my decisions.

The presentation included a few videos. Here are two examples:

Candy Wrapper

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Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"

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This has inspired students to want to bring this to the elementary schools in their district. They have four with a total student body of 1,800.

They recently visited all four elementaries to talk virtue and bullying with the young students. It was a great event.

All this began with the football team a few years ago and now it is reaching so many different areas of the community.

 
Ben Reynolds

A special thanks is due to Assistant Principal Ben Reynolds who has helped spearhead this whole project.

Wouldn't it be awesome if every school across the country would dedicate time each month to specifically teaching VIRTUE?

Let's make it happen.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd 
SportsLeader Strength for Life Manual