Sixth-Graders Learn Powerful Lessons through FUSE Program

Sixth-Graders Learn Powerful Lessons through FUSE Program
Posted on 11/08/2017
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photo of sixth graders during fuse programSixth-graders at Independence Elementary School were immersed in activities to show how their words and actions impact others on Tuesday. Led by the team from the FUSE Project, students spent the afternoon participating in both large and small group activities designed to show the participants how their words and actions affect others.

It was an opportunity to get to know one another better through fun activities. During one game, each person had one minute to share as much information as they could about themselves by starting each statement with, “If you were my best friend, you would know…” Next, members of their group were able to ask follow up questions for one minute.

Topics during the day focused on messages such as “Everyone Counts (so be a good friend), Weird is Normal (and everyone has their own version of it), Turning Exclusion into Inclusion, and Looking for the Good in Others.” The goal of the program is for the students to take what they learned with them and empower them to spread the message to others. This program complements other programs that Independence has in place to build tolerance, empathy, friendships, social skills and kindness.