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Spotting the strengths of young people

To celebrate Positive Education Day and in the lead up to Victorian Youth Week, we are taking the opportunity to acknowledge the amazing strengths that Maroondah’s young people have shown throughout a challenging 2020.

To participate all you need to do is submit a short clip sharing a strength you have seen in a young person (aged up to 25) this year. We will compile these in to some short videos to be shared far and wide!

Submit a clip and you will go in to the running to win that young person one of ten $50 gift cards.

Here are some strength spotting example:

  • "This year I've noticed my daughter Emily's bravery as she's settled in to a new school"
  • "This year I've noticed my friend Nguyen's humor. His jokes have helped me through some hard days!"
  • "This year I've noticed my student Sara's kindness. She wrote me the most beautiful card at the end of learning from home"

Watch our callout video which includes some examples of strength spotting in action. A list of 24 character strengths that are common to all of us, and an explanation for each, can be found on the VIA website

So whether it’s your client, student, child, friend, nice/nephew or neighbour, please consider submitting a strength you’ve seen to be shared with the community.

You can read more about the program on our Youth website

Closing date is Friday 20 November 2020.

Further information

For further information please email mel.jeffery@maroondah.vic.gov.au or call 1300 88 22 33. 

10/11/2020
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