Week Two ~ Dig Deep and Discover

It is Week 2, our Good Humans and the purpose of this week is to begin to explore who you are as a person and who you want to #become!

The expectations for the week surround you getting through a series of reflections, inventories, and surveys which will help you decide what Career Paths you will explore in the final three weeks.

So let’s dive right in ~ always remembering to acknowledge the past and connect ourselves to our world!

Land Acknowledgment

In New York, we are on the ancestral land of the Lenape people.

We say this to acknowledge that, no matter when or how we personally arrived on this land, we each have a relationship to the life and the pain that this ground has been witness to.

Let us take a moment to reflect on the responsibility of that relationship.

Let us be stewards of this land and make a connection to it that allows us to leave it better off than when we arrived.

If you’d like to learn more you can go to these links to get a deeper understanding.

Tool ~ Mindfulness Check-in

Remember to Journal!

Setting the Container – 

In our sessions together – we will always “Set the Container” and that means we will make commitments to each other on how we will work together.

Click the Group Commitments below to read through what to expect in our sessions together.

-You are here ~ Be present ~ Be Kind ~ Treat others how you want to be treated

-Embrace “The Circle Process” – As shared the way we work at NYCID is using the Restorative Circle – We will never force you to speak so understand you can pass and we expect that you will participate as you become more familiar with the how we work together.

-Let perfection go and share your experiences – We must work together and learn from one another in order for our process to be fulfilling.

-Remember impact over intention – As shared we often have the best intentions and we do not always realize the impact our actions have on others. When you get a reaction you were not expecting say “ops” and if you are on the receiving end say “ouch.”

-Notice our own biases and judgments – We all have them. Let’s not ignore them!

-Realize our privilege – It exists and is based on different seen and unseen identities we hold – we deepen our connections to one another when we acknowledge as much.

-Practice self-care and community care – Take care of yourself – when done right – you will take care of others!

The Paradigm Activity ~What Is Your Lens?

WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS IMAGE?

Be prepared to discuss in our session together

Pro-Action Plan Step Week Two (1 of 5):

Think about the paradigms that define your life right now.

You may have healthy paradigms, like “I can do anything I set my mind to!” or “If I work hard, I will achieve my goals.”

You may have a negative paradigm, like “I am not good at anything.” or “No one in my life understands me.

Then, on the “My Intentions” Page in your Pro-Action plan, use the space provided to share some reflections about your paradigms, including some ideas on how to improve them.

Remember: you can choose any write your answers or record an audio or video file to express your ideas.

Note: You will need to discuss your answers in our circles during our sessions.

Remember to Connect

As you move through the material and return to the site each time and as you move through your group sessions, remember to always begin with your check-in.

Start With Why

If you go to Tottenville High School on Staten Island and visit the NYCID office there – you will see a quote on the wall from a young person who graduated from The YABC (an alternative High School program) in 2012. At a training like the one you are in right now, Christopher S. said, “Yo – Your reason why should make you cry.” Truth!

Part of your journey with us this summer is to become who you want to be, and to do that, you must consider “WHY” you are motivated to do anything in life. Realize that we are saying not “WHAT” motivates you. Or “HOW” you are motivated. We want you to think about WHY! WHY! WHY! You do the things you do!

This part of the training will take you a bit more time. You might not have it all done this week, which is okay. What’s important is that by the end of the training, you have nailed down your WHY and created a personal statement that will guide you toward becoming who you want to be!

Pro-Action Plan Step Week Two (2 of 5):

Develop your personal Mission Statement! Consider why you do the things you do in life to succeed. What’s your reason why? What could make you cry when you think about your life.

Then on the “My Story” Page in your Pro-Action Plan – use the prompts to write your mission statement.

Note: You will need to discuss what it was like to consider your WHY in our circles during our sessions.

Circle Up – How are MWe?

During our session together let’s circle up and how you intend to design the life that you love.

Round One: What’s one thing you love about life now?

Round Two: How are you going to design a life you love!

Be prepared to share your answer to the from above in the circle.

Harvest

Upon returning to the main circle – we will harvest (share) some of what was moving in the smaller conversations.

The Question in the main circle is always: What is moving in me?

 

 

 

What is Valuable?

So how do we decide what we will do with our lives?

You may often hear people say that you need to “follow your bliss” or that you have to do what makes you happy. While professional happiness is important, the way you get there might not always be through your heart. 

Pro-Action Plan Step Week Two (3 of 5): What is Valuable to You?

Take some time to think about the things that are most valuable to you. Also, consider how you have been thinking about the career you might want to pursue?

Then on the “Career Journey” Page in your Pro-Action plan use the space provided to share your ideas.

Remember: you can choose any write your answers, or record an audio or video file to express your ideas.

Note: You will need to discuss your answers in our circles during our sessions together.

The Career Zone

Participating in SYEP is one of the first steps you take on the road to discovering what career you will pursue. Our State does a great job of helping young people figure out what they are good at and what skills, abilities, and knowledge you may already have to help you find your path. On the Career Zone, you will take several inventories – each one will give you a list of Careers to explore. You’ll need to choose one and join a sector team in your NYCID-Y. Together, you and your team will complete a project-based on your exploration. Okay! Let’s get to figuring out how to create our Career Zone Accounts.

Remember to save your log-in information!!


Pro-Action Plan Step Week Two (4 of 5):

Once your account is created proceed to taking O’Net Assessment.

Then on your “Career Journey” page on your Pro-Action Plan – Complete the steps!

Tool ~ Ladder of Inference

As human beings we spend a lot of time observing and taking in information from the world. Just about everything you do requires that you respond to some type of situation. Some times the actions we take are spot on – we get it right! And other times, wow – we can really mess up and not even know why.

Pro-Action Plan Step Week Two (5 of 5)

Using the Ladder of Inference consider an emotionally charged situation where you found yourself having taken an action using the wrong observable information.

Walk down the ladder to “retrace” your steps.

Answer in your workbook.

Then on the “My Tools” Page in your Pro-Action plan use the space provided to share your ideas.

Remember: you can choose any write your answers, or record an audio or video file to express your ideas.

Note: You will need to discuss your answers in our circles during our sessions together.

Circle Up – How are MWe?

Round One: Where in the coolest place you’ve ever been?

Round Two: Describe a time in your life when you acted off of the wrong information. How did you feel when you realized you were wrong?

Be prepared to share your answer to the from above in the circle.

Harvest

Upon returning to the main circle – we will harvest (share) some of what was moving in the smaller conversations.

The Question in the main circle is always: What is moving in me?