Choosing The Right Friends

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Why is it important to choose your friends? Role models in this video share advice on identifying and selecting good quality friendships and the impact these friendships have on your life.

Good friends are there to encourage and support you to achieve your goals. But did you know that holding on to negative friendships can impact your future career success? Learning to identify and surround yourself with positive friendships is an important step towards success in school and beyond!

The resources here can help you learn even more about friendship and choosing the right friends.

Fun Page Activity: Reflect on healthy friendships and good friendship qualities with this story completion activity. Write endings to stories about friendship challenges and think about your own friendships.

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the “Choosing the Right Friends” video, then think about the qualities that make a good friend and situations where you have seen these qualities in your own life. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a valuable discussion about identifying positive friendships and applying this knowledge to current and future social situations.

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.