Woodland Job Corps Center’s Student Government Association’s Executive Members Dionel Johnson and Kadijah Drayon helped host the Center’s Advanced Interpersonal Skills group. They had some words to share about their experience.
“We, along with counselors, conducted the last two Advanced Interpersonal Skills groups, with the focus being “Vision and Fruition.” While we came to Center with internal drive and vision, we recognize a void [of these traits] in a few of the students. We [accepted] the staff’s challenge in assisting with boosting morale and unity on center [through the creation of Vision Boards.]
First, we explained to students what affirmations are [and] how putting pen to paper helps one to visualize and organize tasks, your mission [and] your ultimate goals.
After committing to the process, the students started to express their passion and search for more. Initially they were thinking money, cars [and] homes. About 30 minutes in, they started thinking [about] commitment, drive [and] hard work. So the pictures they were pasting quickly turned into words of affirmation.
The main idea of the Vision Board activity is to not lose sight and focus. We let the students know that negativity can’t rest in vision. Both sessions allowed for us to connect and challenge their vision to become affirmations that birth success.”