“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller
As an activist, you are driven by purpose and you are passionate about changing the world. For you, personal joy, happiness and fulfilment comes from making a difference and having a positive impact on other people’s lives, whether it’s family, friends or even strangers.
As an activist, you aren’t afraid to speak up, stand up for what is right and stand up for the things you believe in, even if it means coming up against some resistance.
You are energetic, vocal and expressive, and your enthusiasm is infectious. Making a difference is important to you but you find it just as important to connect with people and get others on board so that they also know how to make a difference.
You can be idealistic at times and this can be confused as blind optimism. However, you are very realistic about the steps that it will take to make a difference and you are practical about making a difference, even if it’s in a small way. Always true to your word – you won’t just talk the talk, you’ll walk the talk.
Your tutoring and mentoring style
As an Activist, you find purpose in helping people and making a difference, no matter how small it may seem. You see the potential in others and you strive to help them see the potential in themselves. You have a natural ability to connect with people and as a volunteer tutor or mentor, young people will find it easy to engage with you and will be open to learning from you. You are naturally empathetic with people around you and your ability to listen and provide thought-provoking solutions will be invaluable when working with young people and building their confidence.
Your Ambassador Style
As an activist, you’re passionate about the causes you believe in and your passion is infectious! You’re able to see the potential in people and continually find ways to support them. You might enjoy getting involved with GT Scholars as an ambassador and working with a team of like-minded volunteers. This could mean attending events and connecting with people on behalf of the charity. You might also enjoy speaking on a panel at events with GT Scholars or speaking at an event to share your story and experience with young people, their parents and school leaders.