I believe it is important as a school counselor to help students find their voice. I like to listen to what they have to say. Middle Schoolers are very insightful young people. They still have a sense of fairness and responsibility, yet they still are full of innocence and youth. I have about 50 students in my Lunch Bunch groups and we have talked a lot about bullying, friendship, and being an upstander. We know how to respect people for who they are, and not what we believe they should be. We have worked hard on the message we want to share with the world, and after many months, we have done it.
Here is the voice they have found, to tell everyone to Be Brave and Be Yourself.