Show them your VALUES
Open up and share your truth with them. Prevent yourself from sugar coating your life story and be willing to expose your struggles.
Allow yourself to unapologetically be you around them. Do not hide who you are or pretend to be someone you are not.
Be a Listener
Give them an opportunity to talk and genuinely hear them out. Allow them to express themselves and share their truth with you.
Create a safe, judgement free space around them. Empathize with them and relate to what they are struggling with.
Fill their buckets with positive affirmations and tell them that you believe in them. Praise them when they accomplish their goals.
Let them know you are there for them and will accept them for who they are. Attend events they are apart of and involve yourself in their life.
They need YOU
Richard Reyes is the founder/executive director of the PLUS ME project. To date, he has shared his personal narrative with over 40,000 students throughout Southern California and proudly considers himself a role model.