I am happy to report the challenge produced some of the most respectful youth in the Commonwealth of Virginia! I saw youth thinking not only about what was going to come out of their mouths, but how they were going to say it and behave afterwards.
Everyone seemed to be constantly looking for opportunities to go above and beyond our community standards. Apathy was replaced with initiative. Inside voices overcame loud responses. Forgiveness and grace helped those that slipped jump back into the competition. I’m really proud of every one of them.
Take Away: Proper motivation is the key to proper behavior.