Advice to tenth graders

Finishing out the week, Friday’s circle was about connecting moments to movements. We wrote letters to our tenth grade friends offering advice on how to do this.

Some excerpts:

“Follow your passion.”

“My advice for you is not to rush into something without knowing about it thoroughly. Take your time and ask for help. Real shit, though, ask for help. Don’t try to do anything by yourself.” SJ

“Make sure your moments can lead to something to something that can last for a long time…Also, if you don’t know what you want to do take moments to explore your options and once you decide, make movements by following your choice.” JC

“Not everyone finds their cause right away. Eleventh grade is hard and confusing, remember that you are doing something even adults have trouble with. Always ask for help even if you don’t need it. Teachers will be nice if you show you tried. Call out BS when you can but don’t make it all you do.” CS

“Yo Dawg…believe in your self. If there’s anything you want to do, try it. Even if you aren’t sure you want to do it. Yell at your teachers and tell them about what you want to do. Eight times of ten, they’ll try to help you. Seven times out of ten, they’ll guide you to something cool. They don’t even have to your teacher, if you’re in Ms. C’s class, feel free to yell at Mr.A. if you think he’ll help.” MW

“Focus on your work and your future because these last two years will go by fast.”

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