This week's character challenge is to be a self-advocate. Being a self-advocate means to speak up for yourself, your needs, and what you believe in. When you are a self-advocate, you are an assertive communicator. You say what you mean and you mean what you say. In junior high, it isn't always easy being a self-advocate. Peers might pressure you into saying or doing things that you don't necessarily agree with. Self-advocacy is an important skill to have now and in the future. Without this skill, people might think that it is okay to treat you how they see fit, regardless of your feelings.
“You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.” ~Tony Gaskins