Positive Personal and Cultural Identity

Core Competencies

RELATIONSHIPS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Students understand that their relationships and cultural contexts help to shape who they are. Students define themselves in terms of their relationship to others and their relationship to the world (people and place) around them.

(Culture is meant in its broadest sense, including identifiers such as ethnicity, nationality, language, ability, sex/gender, age, geographic region, sexuality, and religion.)
PERSONAL VALUES AND CHOICES
Students define what they value. They understand how what they value has been influenced by their life experiences. They identify ways in which what they value helps to shape their choices in all contexts of their lives.
PERSONAL STRENGTHS AND ABILITIES
Students acknowledge their strengths and abilities, and explicitly consider these as assets that can help them in all aspects of their lives. Students understand that they are unique and are a part of larger communities. They explain how they are using their strengths and abilities in their families, their relationships, and their communities.