Living with purpose means directing attention towards efforts that are both personally meaningful and impact the world beyond yourself. Our Purpose Toolkit guides students through a step-by-step process to uncover what matters to them so they can navigate their lives with purpose.
WAYFINDER MINDSET - REIMAGINING THE JOURNEY
The journey begins with offering students a new approach to navigating their lives by debunking myths of success and exploring what it means to head in a purposeful direction. The lessons in this chapter are meant to set the groundwork for the toolkit with an emphasis on building community.
Students will develop a sense of belonging with their classmates
Students will explore the beliefs they hold about what a successful life looks like
Students will understand that life is about intentional direction not default destination
SELF DISCOVERY - what is personally meaningful?
Living purposefully means engaging with what is personally meaningful. Students begin to explore who they are and what matters to them. To determine where they want to go on their journey, students reflect on their past experiences, what they love to do, their strengths, and their values.
Students will explore how their life experiences have shaped who they are
Students will acknowledge and share parts of their personal identity
Students will identify personal strengths, what they love to do, and their core values
BEYOND SELF - what matters outside of yourself?
Living with purpose also means serving the world beyond yourself. This chapter emphasizes our interdependence by connecting students to gratitude, awe, empathy, and compassion. Students then learn tools to support them to uncover how they might contribute to something beyond themselves.
Students will cultivate gratitude and awe as a foundation for prosocial intention
Students will practice compassion and empathy by exploring personal challenges
Students will explore their personal lens on the world to identify challenges
Students will identify needs they care about by noticing their emotional responses
Students will discover the deeper “why” behind an issue they care about
STEP INTO LIFE WITH PURPOSE - Reimagining Your Future
Equipped with self knowledge and a deeper “why,” students practice generating purposeful project ideas and learn a framework for making purposeful decisions. To close, students share the story of their purpose journey with their community.
Students will generate purposeful project ideas
Students will apply a purposeful decision-making framework to life choices
Students will share their purpose journey and make commitments to their future
PURPOSE SUPPORTING TOOLS - What can support you along the journey?
These tools will support students along the Wayfinder Journey to build a support network, explore their emotions, practice gratitude, and work with fear and discomfort.
Students will identify people in their life who support them in different ways
Students will cultivate emotional awareness and develop strategies for self-regulation
Students will engage in a process of cultivating gratitude
Students will process fears and limiting beliefs that hold them back from their goals