Our Values

Values are things that we find important in life – individually and as a community.
Our values are important because they influence our thoughts, words and actions.

At Dream Seeds we have three values that we believe are particularly important for young people living in rural communities. 

Our goal is to help rural students understand and appreciate these values, ultimately being able to use them in their daily lives to assist them through challenges and to help them follow their dreams.

Aspiration

Aspiration involves having a will to succeed and a desire to achieve. It involves having hopes and dreams for the future and striving to be your best self. 

When we think of aspiration, we often think of a vision – can you picture what your future may look like?

Some people think of aspiration as ‘reaching for the stars’ or ‘dreaming big’. When we value aspiration, we think that having a vision of what you’d like your future to be like – and working towards that vision – is very important!

Resilience

Resilience involves being able to overcome challenges in achieving your dreams. It’s often thought of as ‘bouncing back’ – if something knocks you down, resilience involves being able to get back up and continue on your journey!

When we value resilience, we think it’s important to be able to push through challenging situations. Life isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean we should give up!

 It’s important to think about how you can bounce back in a difficult situation. Resilience is saying to yourself ‘I can do this’ and understanding that although things don’t always go to plan, you can still reach your goals by pushing through hard times.

 

Resilience

Resilience involves being able to overcome challenges in achieving your dreams. It’s often thought of as ‘bouncing back’ – if something knocks you down, resilience involves being able to get back up and continue on your journey!

When we value resilience, we think it’s important to be able to push through challenging situations. Life isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean we should give up!

 It’s important to think about how you can bounce back in a difficult situation. Resilience is saying to yourself ‘I can do this’ and understanding that although things don’t always go to plan, you can still reach your goals by pushing through hard times.

 

Connnection

We have lots of connections in everyday life. You’re connected to your family, your teachers, your friends – everyone you meet and talk to is connected to you.

To value connection is to understand that meeting and working with different people is very important. By connecting with other people in your community, you’re able to work together and help each other to do things you wouldn’t necessarily be able to do by yourself.

 If there’s something you want to do but you’re not quite sure how to do it yourself, there will be someone out there with the knowledge and ability to help you work it out!

These days, we’re able to create connections with people in the real world but also online. This creates the opportunity to learn from many different people in many different ways, and to connect with people who may not live close to you.

 

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