Importance of Resiliency

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What does it mean to be resilient? Role models in this video share the meaning of resiliency, and why it is such an important quality to apply to your life.

We’ve all faced tough times, but did you know that how you handle these difficult situations is an important indicator of your future career success? Learning to handle challenges effectively and persevere will help you now, in college, and in your future career. Listen to our role models explain how to develop resiliency and learn to apply it to your life today.

The resources here can help you learn even more about resilience and developing your resiliency skills.

Fun Page Activity: In this “What Would You Do?” activity, you offer advice to others struggling with being or staying resilient. Help them decide how to face their challenges and give advice on the steps they should take.

Independent Learning Guide: Watch “The Importance of Resiliency” video, then think about what role resiliency plays in your life and identify areas where you would benefit from a little more resiliency. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a valuable discussion about developing resiliency and applying it to reach goals.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.