This month, HALO is focusing on the life skill of accountability and how it can impact our youth's lives. Practicing accountability means you are accepting responsibility for your actions and are willing to accept the outcomes of your choices. When our youth are taught accountability they begin to build confidence in themselves to achieve their goals. It pushes them to be consistent in their thoughts, words, and actions. This foundational skill is needed to instill in our youth that they are truly capable of greatness.
Through creating timelines in workshops, and setting SMART goals, HALO youth are empowered to make the choices to lead to the life outcomes they are striving to achieve. A SMART goal is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based. By creating this plan, they can take the steps to graduation, applying for jobs, or passing a class. Accountability shows that when they accept responsibility for their actions they can accomplish their goals.
Pictured is a current project HALO youth have been working on concerning accountability. This project allows youth to understand what is and what is not in their control and the ways they can stay accountable to themselves. Differentiating between the two helps youth determine what they should focus on and what they should let go.
If you are also interested in offering support to our youth through life skills lessons follow this volunteer link: https://haloworldwide.org/volunteerathalo/
Pictured is a current project HALO youth have been working on concerning accountability. This project allows youth to understand what is and what is not in their control and the ways they can stay accountable to themselves.