The children learn to repeat: “The World is Waiting for Me.”
I, Sarah Green, who was once a child myself, enjoy sharing with children my childhood memories and how they contributed to who I am today.
I put life into perspective for the child by recounting stories of my disadvantaged childhood and contrast that to my achievements as Business Owner, Published Writer for major newspapers and magazines, cruise ship world traveler, national computer training award winner, and my guest interviews on television. I alert these youth to the advantages they have to grow up and lead a successful, fulfilling life. By explaining to them the role that my peers played in making the world what it is today, it becomes evident that life doesn’t just happen – that we create it.
I impress upon children of all ages the importance of an education in preparing them to make a good life for themselves and to make their contribution to the world. I make each one of them feel important to improve his or her self-esteem. They become empowered with the knowledge that “the world is waiting for them.” Then I counsel these young people in how to handle “being different” or being “better than the rest” once they embark upon this transition.
I awaken them to the realization that they will soon be in charge of the world; that the things that they don’t like about the world today will soon be theirs to change.
My inspirational sessions expand the horizons of young people and place them in a new sphere of influence. They start to feel empowered and actually make commitments to their future and the future of the world.
Skills taught include how to make correct decisions; how to set realistic goals and evaluate the resources and support needed, to design time lines; to measure their progress; and how to focus on the goal. Teens will also learn the importance of etiquette and presentation skills to their future success. The sessions include colorful handouts, prizes, music and songs that inspire, combining fun with the essentials of success.
Then I invite each attendee to write a “Dear Sarah” letter to state his or her innermost feelings about their lives after attending the sessions. Letters received to date include expressions of gratitude, new aspirations and dreams, as well as commitments to do better in school, to not become pregnant and expressions of hope for the future.
The World is Waiting for Me can be customized for your students.
Inspirational sessions can be arranged by e-mailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Inspirational Speaking.”. Gotta go now—The World is Waiting for Me.