Students at Empire Elementary School began the 2018-2019 school year with a school assembly featuring music artist and motivational speaker C.J. Luckey.
The assembly kicked off the first day of school by letting the students know about the power of the word “yet.”
The concept of the school campaign places the word “yet” at the end of any negative statement. Thus, whatever the challenge may be, now becomes positive and accomplishable.
“It is an optimistic approach and reminds students that they may not understand something, ‘yet,’” said Susan Squires, principal at Empire Elementary School. “We often hear several common statements from students including ‘I don’t get it,’ ‘I can’t do this’ and ‘it doesn’t make sense.’ By believing in them and adding the word ‘yet’ to the end of such statements flips the positive outlook and attitude for each student.”
“You see, there is a difference between ‘not knowing,’ and ‘not knowing, yet,” C.J. Luckey raps in his inspirational music video. “That three-letter word ‘yet’ is very powerful if you think about it. ‘I can’t do this ... yet. Perseverance is paramount.”