Active Listening Makes All the Difference
In the April Newsletter, Sister Diana points out the importance of Active Listening. This is a skill that involves the head and heart, as well as the ears, and that leads to understanding, rather than simply hearing what someone else has said.
She points out that, if we practiced the two following activities, all of us would be improving communication and actively building healthier relationships
- When you are listening to someone else, listen with an attitude of wanting to understand first.
- . After someone has spoken to you, say, “Let me say back what I think I heard you say.
She points out that this is another good way to end some of the destructive behavior that leads to violence in our homes, our workplace, our city, and our world.
In this issue:
- Discover how four of our athletes feel Hope Hall’s Sports Program has helped them become successful personally and academically, and how they feel it will impact their future.
- Learn about several field trips our students have taken, and how curriculum in reinforced through these adventures.
- Enjoy photos of Hope Hall’s Walk for Hope Kick-off, which was covered by Channel 13 WHAM’s Bright Spot.
- We cover alumni Casan Curry’s success and the fact that he was named a a member of The Men of Excellence and Women of Excellence program at MCC
- Discover how Hope Hall is being transformed as construction begins to make the vision of Hope for Tomorrow a reality
- Meet our Student of the Month for March, Leia Mancini
- We thank one of our Gold Level Champions of Hope, Sage Rutty
- Learn how YOU can become a Community Partner in Walk for Hope!