- Students see and appreciate who they can go to in school for help
- Students learn about and humanize school resources
Arrange students in groups of 3-4. Have students brainstorm all the possible people in the school who they think could be resources to them in times of need, from counselors to teachers, for five to ten minutes.
After time is up, have everyone in the group come back together and create a complete list of all people they identified.
Break back out to the original groups of 3-4 students. Assign each group 1-2 of the identified school resources, or people to turn to in times of need. If every resource on the list is not assigned to a group, assign the remaining identified resources (names) to specific groups.
Have each group arrange dates and times to interview the people on the class list to gather more information on each resource so students are aware of them. Club students will perform the interviews.
Possible profiling questions include:
- What are ways you wished students treated each other better?
- What would you say to a student that feels lonely or depressed?
- How can they help?
- Why do they like helping?
- What are some things about them people might not know (fun facts)
TIP : Students could make a video using this information to show on the morning announcements or submit an article to the school newspaper.
Have students consider what outlet they want to use to distribute the profiles to the rest of the school.
Some sample ideas are:
- School announcements
- School newspaper/television
- Social media