As part of Whitfield’s Habits of Heart and Mind program our students recently completed the VIA Institute on Character’s “Youth Strengths Survey.” Based on twenty-four strengths (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, Bravery, Creativity, Curiosity, Fairness, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Humor, Judgment, Kindness, Leadership, Love, Love of Learning, Perseverance, Perspective, Prudence, Self-regulation, Social Intelligence, Spirituality, Teamwork, and Zest), the survey helped the students identify their own, unique strength profiles.
Keeping these self-identified strengths in mind, students wrote the following Six Word Memoirs about one of their strengths.
I laugh like no one’s watching. – Holly B.
Kind. Helpful. Leader. Listener. I’m me. – Sam C.
People can’t change me into anything. – Ryan D.
I am always giving second chances. – Tatiana E.
I value close relations with others. – Jon G.
I like being equal. Honest too. – Marley H.
Art and music- life is beautiful. – Casey H.
Spiritual human that knows God’s expectations. – Ariel J.
Let me be your creative outlet. – Patrick L.
I don’t dream. I just do. – Lily P.
Constantly smiling from the outside in. – Maria P.
Creativity is totally my middle name. – Maddy P.
I love beauty and powerful music. – Ray R.
Forgiving those that did you wrong. – Mick S.
Fears: math homework, hospitals, hippos, shutout. – Emma T.