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.
Artists shouldn’t have to hide art. – Gigi F.
My life is a rollercoaster. Whee! – Medha M.
Leadership is not bravery. It’s kindness. – Sanjeevani P.
Humor is the mask I wear. – Max P.
Without spiritualty what would you believe? – Justin S.
Telling the truth when it hurts. – Bella S.
Close friend is better than many. – Jared S.
Hope is what keeps me motivated. – Paige W.
I Think deep and talk light. – Alexis W.
Being Quirky isn’t stupid. It’s fun. – Kelly Y.