May 31, 2011

It's okay to be an outsider

Popular kids - they aren't always the nicest ones in school. We've seen the story told over and over in teen movies and if we give ourselves permission to remember, we'll know that it happened when we went to school too.  

Optimist Clubs are great at recognizing students for doing remarkable things and many think it is especially important to find those that excel in areas other than athletics and grades. Every child is different; every person has individual strengths and weaknesses and some will inevitably be outsiders. According to Alexandra Robbins, that's okay. What a great message to send to students everywhere.

What is your Optimist Club doing to help students fit in, or to be comfortable in just being themselves? Please leave a comment ant tell us all about it.
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