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How can you get to know young people in your class or group quickly and deeply? 

We know that building developmental relationships is critical to young people’s development. But we also know that at the start of a new school or program year, it can be a time-consuming process.

To help simplify the process, we are sharing a free downloadable tool called the 4 S’s Interview to create connections quickly and lay the groundwork for a great year.

The 4S’s Interview is designed for getting to know a young person by validating four important aspects of their lives:

  • Sparks: Talents, deep interests, and activities that bring enjoyment and meaning to life
  • Strengths: Skills, behaviours, attitudes, and values that promote success and development 
  • Struggles: Problems that cause concern and potentially undermine success and development
  • Supports: People and programs that nurture sparks, build on strengths, and reduce struggles

We invite you to download the exercise (no opt-in required!) to get to know the young people in your life.

Download the 4S’s Interview