Meet Princess
Meet ShaDawn

School hasn't even started and rising 1st grader ShaDawn is already impressing us with her WINGS savvy!

One day during Community Unity at our week long training and summer camp, kids were asked about good choices they'd made while attending camp. One of the lines of our Creed states, the choices I make should be what's best for me to do. ShaDawn, eager to share a tough choice that she'd been faced with that week, raised her hand. When called on, she shared that because of a time conflict, she had to choose whether to get her hair braided or come to camp that week. While ShaDawn really wanted to get her hair done, she didn't want to miss out on the fun of WINGS camp and seeing her nest mates and WINGSLeaders, so she made the choice that was best for her - camp... and a hat.

At WINGS we teach kids delayed gratification as well as how to think through different choices and evaluate their level of success in order to decide what is most likely to lead to the best consequences for them individually.

After weighing and thinking through her choices, ShaDawn realized that if she decided to get her hair braided, she would miss out on camp entirely, while if she went to camp, she would benefit from positive consequences and she could get her hair done another time.

ShaDawn, we're so proud to see you practicing good decision making! Your choice to come to camp resulted in fun times and lasting memories that enriched not only your life, but the lives of everyone else that attended. Keep soaring and we'll see you when school starts!



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