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Reflect On Yesterday's Mission

Before moving on to your seventh mission, take a moment to reflect on yesterday’s mission. What was it like to put someone else’s needs before your own? Did you find that giving your time to help another gave you something in return? How many people in your life give their time to you so that you can feel well-taken care of, safe, and happy, and how can you return their kindness to them?

Your seventh mission, Agents, is to make a new friend.

Find someone in your school or community that you’ve never spoken to before, and strike up a conversation. Ask them about their teacher, or how their day is going. Tell them about your favorite book or movie. Invite them to do your favorite activity at school with you, or ask if you can join in on theirs. You may find you have something in common!

Agents, your compassion powers are growing! As you fulfill your mission, share your experiences on the Compassion Report Map! Your report inspires others, amplifying the power of your compassion and generosity!

Going Deeper:

There are many studies that show people are likely to become friends simply because they are given the chance to get to know one another. For example, one study found that students were most likely to develop best friendships with people whose last name was close to their own in the alphabet. Why? Because many teachers organize students by their last names! This simply gave those students more opportunities to get to know one another, to realize that they had things in common while they were standing in line, sitting close in class and working in groups together. The takeaway point here is this: we have something in common with everybody, if we only give them a chance. We are all human, alive, and on Planet Earth! That’s already a lot we have in common!

For Teachers/Parents/Mentors:

Check out this article to learn five great strategies for fostering interracial friendships among your students.

Spoiler!

All 11 Missions are available to be viewed here. Use this sneak peak as a way to plan ahead, or to review previous or missed missions.
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