Re-enactment of these stories creates a sense of
courage, humanity, temperance, justice and wisdom
for young people who've missed out on essential guidance
If all I have to do is walk them through stories, how do I do it?
You read aloud one of the stories, one sentence at a time. They listen and repeat the sentence imagining themselves in the story, seeing and feeling themselves in the story, being in the story as much as they are able. Short of it actually happening to them, it's the closest you can get.
Positive character traits of the young person increase with each story.
They learn to:
listen to their feelings
stay on track when obstacles arise
have a sense of belonging to the community
investigate a situation instead of acting on impulse
like themselves enough that what others think of them doesn't matter
believe they will find a way to live which truly interests them
discover that good leaders often come from having had low self-esteem