The TLDSB “I am Because of You” project encourages all community members to recognize the importance of modelling good character and active citizenship – teachers, parents, businesses – everyone!
“I am because of you” is one meaning for the African word “ubuntu,” a term popularized by Nelson Mandela. Spread the word — tell someone you know how they influenced your character!
Learning to care for one another through active citizenship, empathy, acts of kindness, compassion, and more will help us all feel connected to each other. Whether it is a small group of friends, a committee meeting, or a large neighbourhood, if we feel we belong we have an investment in the health and well-being of that community. That sense of responsibility will encourage caring for one another.
Learning to recognize members of the community who model acts of kindness, active citizenship, empathy, compassion, and more will help children and youth to see character attributes in action. Community members that model responsible citizenship and character have a direct impact upon the behaviour and actions of our students.
Visit the TLDSB I Am Because of You page for more information and resources.