What Would They Say?

Ask youth to critically think about how others might respond to their words and actions. “What would they say or think if you did or said _____?” Expand the effect of the activity by asking, “What do you think your teacher would say about that decision?” or, “Your parent or coach, or other influential and trusted people in your life?” The goal is to get youth to think about how they want to be seen and how they want to impact their community and environment. When youth think more carefully about the effects of their actions and decisions, they begin to move and speak with greater care and mindfulness.