Overcoming Obstacles

Diverse women role models in front of pink background facing girls under the words overcoming obstacles
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Overcoming Obstacles (2:52)

“You’re going to make mistakes. It’s how quickly do you learn from and act differently based on those mistakes that can help you actually pursue something. And so an obstacle is just an opportunity for you to learn how to do it better. If you’re really going to get to this end goal, then everything in your way is just something you got to step on or push to the side or use to your advantage in some way.”

Activities and Curriculum

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about overcoming obstacles.

Classroom Lesson Plan

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.

Empowerment Activities

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: Sometimes obstacles are all in the way you think about something. Practice turning limiting thoughts like “I might make a mistake” into empowering messages to yourself. (Everyone makes mistakes, and I can learn from mine.)