Category Archives: Ability Awareness

Kindergartners Explore their Inner Hero

Is there a better way to spend the afternoon than helping kindergartners create alter-egos?

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Team Awesome in Action doesn’t think so!

Nick, Lead Cool Guy of Awesome in Action, took job coach, Audrey, and Awesome Volunteers; Alex, Thalia, and Olivia on a great adventure to T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge. There, we visited his old stomping grounds and some of his favorite teachers in their new location!

Nick with Amy Jenes

 

 

Great and knowledgeable kindergarten teacher, Amy Jenes, invited the team to her classroom to share a presentation with all of the TPAAK kinders.

 

 

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The students learned about how Nick found his inner strengths, and then used that knowledge to find their own “super powers” to create a new team of Kinder super heroes!

 

 

 

Many super heroes were created that day, including Rainbow Girl, Basketball Boy, and Racer X!

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 The kids even helped Nick create and try on a mask… Look at those super helpers! 

Nick and Brodie

 

Nick had a great time with his friend, Brodie, who was part of the kindergarten class!

We hope we helped all these wonderful kids understand how great they truly are, and to use their strengths proudly as they continue to grow and learn!

Until next time, fellow super heroes….remember what Michelangelo says:

michelangelo“Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”

Motivating high school kids: Is it possible?

We here at Awesome in Action are not sure it is….but we gave it a good college (high school?) “try” this morning at Greeley’s University Schools.

 

We had an awesome time in Mr. Hatfield’s advising class with 31 students….the subject of the presentation: “Why Try?”

 

Nick spent 1/2 hour explaining to the students how he keeps himself motivated to reach his goals.

 

He talked to them about PERSPECTIVE, and the impact thoughts have on our feelings about upcoming events.  IMG_7232sm

 

Nick explained that he feels nervous sometimes about his events, but he always tries to change his attitude so that he gains the courage to try.

 

We hope the high school students of University Schools in Greeley came away from the presentation believing they can make a change in their life.

 

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As a bonus, Nick was able to visit with Greeley University School’s principal, Holly Sample, a great friend and mentor who has been in his life for over 20 years. Nick loves

her laugh!

 

 

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