Our value of action can be defined as the enthusiasm and strength to step forward and do something. In developing leaders, we strongly believe in enabling our program participants to act. We provide our participants with skills and tools needed to accomplish certain project or community goals, we then empower them to realize their goals by taking action. Additionally, we believe that action means being constantly present and engaged in everything you do. By being involved in the world around you, you can make the most out of every situation, and bring out the best in those around you.
One example of how we enforce action at Kizuna, is within our Service Learning Program. We have students follow through our program process of assessing and planning the demographic they are serving, and then participants enact their plans through their service project. In addition to program and workshops that have a linear way of showing action, we also enforce action in helping others at all program, whether it is taking initiative and asking those around you if they need help, or speaking up and actively participating in our games and activities, we encourage and promote action at Kizuna.
This is something most families already practice at home. Whenever you’re at another person’s house, or perhaps a community gathering, encouraging action through set-up/clean-up, active listening/interaction, and leading through example are great ways to get your young ones involved and present . Although they may see it as a “burden” most students see the importance and become proud of this value.