- Encourage participants
to identify people they find inspiring for meaningful characteristics.
Encourage participants to see past physical characteristics when
evaluating those they look up to or aspire to be.
- Get participants in the
habit of thinking about their friends and their loved ones in a way that
has nothing to do with physical attributes.
- Encourage people to
identify non-appearance based traits in others that they admire and
- Sharpies or dark pens
- Brightly colored
- Wall to hang notes
- Any event-related
- Wristbands to give out
- Anything else you can
Event Set Up and Implementation:
- Set up the table in a
place that has a heavy traffic flow.
- Decorate the table with
signs and decorations that will draw attention.
- Ask participants who
stop by to think of three people that they know who inspire them and write
what is inspiring about that person on a post it note (without the name).
- There are no limits on
what they may find inspiring about these people except that they cannot
focus on appearance. For example: because of their kindness, aptitude in
science, dedication to soccer or dance, their commitment to health, the
degree to which they care about other people, volunteer activities, social
- Display the notes to
encourage additional participants to stop by and do the same.
- Explain PEDAW, the
wristbands, and what it’s all about.
- Be creative with how
you want to implement this!
- Take pictures of event
and send to Amy to post on up on PEDAW blog!