4 ways to be a role model in your community

You are not too young for people to look up to you

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Do you think you are too young to be an example for people in your community? You’re not. There are many things your brothers and sisters, friends and even neighbours can learn from you.

Here are some ways you can be someone to look up to.

Have a positive attitude
When you have a positive attitude, you always look on the bright side. You try to stay happy and lively. If things go wrong, you focus on what you can do to make it better. You don’t just give up. You believe you have the power to make your dreams come true. That is a great example to set for your younger ones.

Be respectful
Being respectful means being polite and kind. It means treating everyone decently. It is important to respect older people and young people. It doesn’t mean you have to do everything they tell you. If it feels wrong or dangerous, you can say no. It is most important to respect yourself. When you are respectful, parents will want their kids to be like you.

Be a teacher
You don’t need to work in a school to be a teacher. Just share the things that you learn. Something from this website could be useful to a friend. You could learn something at school that can help a neighbour. Become someone people know they can learn things from.

Be more helpful
Join a group that helps people in your community. Or volunteer at your church or mosque. Make sure you talk to a trusted adult first, so you can choose a safe way to help. You even can run errands for elders in your compound or help your siblings with their homework.

It’s not hard to be a role model. All it takes is a little work. Won’t it be nice to have people look up to you?

Do you have anyone you look up to in your community? Tell us about them in our comments.

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Beatrice

U are right

Oct. 9, 2022, 5:56 p.m.

Zainab

U are right thks

Sept. 4, 2022, 11:22 a.m.

Zainab

I do not have every body in my community that am look up to

Sept. 4, 2022, 11:20 a.m.

Fineboy

Thank u, you ae right

Aug. 30, 2022, 10:49 a.m.

PROSPEROUS

Thank You Very Much

Aug. 6, 2022, 7:44 a.m.

Lama

Im not young i just live in a society where everyone is limited of their goals and the government holds 100 percent effects on the people

May 16, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

pearl

tanx,big sis.i will give it a try

May 11, 2022, 1:38 p.m.

Manasseh

Yes you are right I am so funny on Facebook and anyone that in mind I really appreciate it I love my friends there well and everybody like me there

April 29, 2022, 12:17 a.m.

Frank

I have learn much, and is good to me and my friends

April 28, 2022, 6:52 p.m.

Dat's nice i'll giv it a try.taxs big sis

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

I love this article so much and it help us know that right attitude to do display in the community is positive attitude.

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Melody! We are glad you like this article and you find it useful. Please feel free to share it with your friends.

It's a good one

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

That's great

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

nice tips

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

mhen i am enjoying it.

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

this article is really wonderful ,i've learned alot

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey girl! This article was written because of you and we are glad you love it. Feel free to share it with your friends

nyc article i ave rily grabed sumtings

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

nyc one

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

Awesome

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

Its Great, Has Really Helped Alot

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

A very nice and encouraging article.

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

nice one I learn a lot is even am the one is refiring too thanks a lot

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

nice one i learn a lot

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

Am always respectful nd loyal.Am staying with my aunty.she do call me unfavourable names because of dat.pls what should i do?because i now behave lyk a fool am comfuse

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Dessy! Thanks for the comment. Have you tried talking to your aunt? Sometimes your mum may not be deliberately harsh to you, she may just be under pressure or she may not even know she is harsh to you. If you do not feel comfortable talking to her, tell your parents about how you are being treated or someone else your aunt respects. We are sorry about what you are passing through and we hope this helps.

don't give up being a lovely N respectful springter Dessy .At that end your aunt will announce your good quality..like me my aunt called me all sort of name...u r lazy n al that..Still i did my best Believe me at the end she look up to me...So u r indeed a praise worthy child

so touching and loving

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Thanks 4 dis,please how can i go about creating a group dat help people in my comunity

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Dorcas! Thanks for this. You can create a group in your community by looking for others girls with similar interest and also have a target/goal. What we mean by a target/goal is that you need to agree on something that will be impactful in your community. This way you are more focused on the work you are to do. We wish you all the best and we hope this helps.

Thanks big sister

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Yeah I have people that looks up-to me. I'm a footballer, a student and I also work to keep everything balance. So they always ask me how I go about combining everything together. They come for advice. I feel happy when they come to me for help and advice. It inspire and push me to do and work hard the more.

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Springster! Wow! You are a real source of inspiration to people. We say well done! Thanks a lot for sharing this and we hope you get to share more like this.

I av pple dat luk up 2 me nd dey lyk bein around me mayb itz bcos i teach dem ao 2 practicalize new tinz eg bakin etc

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

I live in an estate,everyone is always inside,so no one can look up to me

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey mhiz fella,first u have to know that what ever thing we does people always watch us it doesn't matter whether u r in estate..In your school,church N environment people look up to U..It just that u haven't notice...For example people mostly watch the wrong we commit So my dear Be a springter people would admire!!!

Thats corret...

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

Nice...Its seem u r presentin me..That's my lifestyle..

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

be careful. and don't be a rude person

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

Im a nice person buh nt every1 understand or likes me.Why is it dat way?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Springster! This may sound strange to you but not everyone will like you no matter how nice or sweet you are. Some people will never just like or understand you and guess what? It is perfectly normal. Do not let this affect you or how nice you are. Just live your life and enjoy the good friends you have. We hope this helps.

thanks sis

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

that is a good very good one

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

Am Always Looking Down On My Self And Inferior Anytime Am With My Friends

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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U don't need 2 look dwn on your self all u nee is 2 B who u are

Hey Shantel! You shouldn't look down on yourself because you are unique and no one can ever be like you. You should learn to be confident because the moment people notice you are not confident, they will take advantage of you. We have written a lot of articles about confidence, search for #confidence at the bottom of the page and read the many tips we have given in all those articles. We hope this helps

am not looking up to anyone but so many people look up to me and am always scared to let them down.....

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

Is Gud 2 B Honest Nd Commitment

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

People look up to me but I'm always afraid of that. I just think that they are making jest of me

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

Hey Olaitan01! Thanks for opening up through this comment. You do not have to think that way. When people look up to you, it is a good thing. It means that you are giving them something special that no one else is giving them. You are indeed a Springster! Keep up the good work. We hope this helps

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

yes dat right

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

AGreed

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

I dnt huv anybody am looking up to,am just trying on my own

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

that's nice...

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

10x u jea

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

Wow, lovely....

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

NICE

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

Very interesting

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

I dnt hv anybdy m looking up to,m only looking up to be who l am and what I want to be.

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

i dont av but i want to be 1

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

I want to be who people are looking up to

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

not realy but i think my friend is one of a kind.

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

nice write up but what if your parent dont allow you to go out except for school and few church activities and their ar clubs you can join to help you grow what do one do?

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

some people dose not belive respect. In their mand dey can do what ever them want to do in life. I think it we hard for such person

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

I look up to my elder sister because she always gives me advise. she has been so helpful to me

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

My friend who is close to me

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

My auncle

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

A neighbor in my compound..... Martins

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

It not good ooh

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Nobody yet

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Hi springster and Big sis,Happy new month and happy independent day may God continue to favour and bless us.someone say a Big Amen and be blessed.AMEN!!!!!!

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

nobody

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Hi

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Nobody yet in my community

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

am almost

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.