I say this every year during Student Council election time: Adults could take a cue from these 4th – 8th graders when it comes to running a campaign.
This is what they do:
- Stick to positive actions they want to actuate;
- Talk only about what THEY stand for and how receptive they will be to help the community;
- Give heartfelt speeches despite their fear of public speaking
…and candidates who lose tearfully congratulate the winners.
It’s an endless source of inspiration and hope for me. I feel optimistic and happy about our future because these kids have huge hearts and really put themselves out there.
We adults just need to be better role models for them.