Sources of Strength is an organization whose mission is to provide the highest quality, evidence-based prevention for suicide, bullying, violence, and substance abuse. Their belief is that many strengths are more powerful than one! Their united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that are positively change individuals and communities.
Experiencing Sources of Strength at Humanex Academy
In March 2018, Humanex received a grant to participate in Sources of Strength. Through open dialogue and challenges, students discover, develop, and display their strengths.
2018 Strengths to Grow Challenge
Students had empty pots to “plant” the strengths they wanted to grow.
2018 Spring Break Challenge
Students had empty pitchers that they wanted to “fill up” over the Break by choosing areas on the Sources of Strength Wheel that they wanted to focus on.
2018 Thankfulness Challenge
Students needed to choose three items to complete the sentence “I am thankful for….”
2018 Fall into Friends Challenge
To kick off the 2018-2019 school year, students wrote down one quality they bring to a friend and one quality they look for in a friend.
2018 Supporting the Struggles in Our Lives Challenge
A Humanex student wanted the Challenge to represent how each student supports the strength in struggles each one faces in his/her own life.
2018 Positive Friend Challenge
Humanex had a hot apple cider cart with mugs available so students could sit together and talk about what it means to be a positive friend during Break time
2019 Positive Friend Photo Booth
Everyone enjoyed taking pictures with friends in a “pop up” photo booth during Lunch time.