Action and Impact

Resources to support the understanding that through action we can make an impact

Follow the Frog – This video is all about what taking action is NOT about. It is not about going over the top with wild, crazy expectations. It is about inquiring into topics that you are passionate about and finding out what action you can take to make an impact. Take a BIG issue and think about taking action on a SMALL scale. It doesn’t have to stop there, however, it is often the smallest of actions that can make the biggest impact.

Kindness Boomerang – This video highlights how one small action can make an impact that can grow exponentially. You might not even know the impact of your actions and one action is never too small in the eyes of the person it impacts.

Emily’s Hair – Some people say 'but I’m just a kid, what can I do to make an impact?'…those people need to hear 3-year-old Emily’s story. She shows that through the simple act of cutting her hair, she is making an impact. It does not matter how old you are, it matters how much you care.

Sarah’s Softball Story – This is one of my favorite stories. To me, it highlights what life is all about – helping others to achieve greatness, doing the right thing, paying it forward, and always choosing kindness. The students who help Sarah, Mallory and Liz, embody what it means to be a PYP student and to be an inspirational human - and to know when to take action.