Friends Stephanie and Jennifer, 7th graders at Fairfield Woods Middle School, recently completed an assignment called “The Seven Habits Project” as part of their health class. The project required students to plan and complete an activity of their choosing that uses the seven habits of highly effective people, a concept coined by Stephen Covey. Some of those habits are: Be Proactive, Begin With The End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win and Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood. Boiling down the seven habits to two, they are essentially, “Do something,” and “Plan what you’re taking action about.” That’s exactly what Stephanie and Jennifer did when coming up with their school project, and we are grateful for these students taking initiative to do something bigger than themselves.

Stephanie and Jennifer coordinated a food drive to benefit Operation Hope. To encourage participation, the girls posted flyers at school so that anyone could donate.

Thank you to Stephanie, Jennifer and all those who supported the girls’ project! The foresight and care it took to plan and execute the project embody the seven habits of highly effective people, and Stephanie and Jennifer are well on their way to being highly effective students in school and in their community!

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