Purpose and Gratitude
Focusing on what we can be grateful for in our lives has been found to lead to an increased sense of purpose for youth. This Toolkit features activities to help teachers foster a sense of gratitude and purpose in life amongst youth. There are two versions of the Toolkit for teachers. Find out which version of the Toolkit works best for you below. Students who completed this Toolkit felt they had a greater appreciation for life and for the people in their lives, as well as discovered in what ways they want to make a difference in the world. The lessons can be taught in class with the follow-up activities online. The online activities usually take teens about 15-20 minutes each to complete on their computers, phones, or tablets. The Toolkit is meant to be completed over the course of a week or two that include watching videos, reading and reflecting on quotations, and imagining their ideal future.
This version of the Toolkit is guided with step-by-step sequencing and instruction for easy presentation in class including teacher notes.
This version of the Toolkit allows teachers to bring their own voice and creativity with flexible timing and order of the activities designed foster purpose and goal-setting.