We kicked off our Fall YAS initiative a few weeks ago at the International Preschool of Raleigh by doing our YAS (You are Special) activity, where students made You are Special cards for their classmates and celebrated their classmates’ unique qualities. This week, we are doing our first online YAS campaign of Fall 2019! We posted this EdWordle on our Instagram page showing a few (of many) words you could use to tell someone that they are special. Feel free to use these words as an inspiration to tell others why they are special to you!
Like our post on instagram to receive a YAS (You are Special) shoutout from Leaders UNITE!
Hi everyone! On behalf of Leaders UNITE, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, filled with happiness and success. To start the New Year on a positive note, like my Facebook status for a YAS!
For those of you that do not know, YAS is a Leaders UNITE social media movement. YAS stands for You Are Special and highlights the positive traits we see in one another. Feel free to post this as your status to continue the movement. For each person that likes the status, I will post on their wall, beginning with, “YAS because…” and then saying nice things about the person. It is easy and fun. So like my status- or make it your own- to give it a try!
We are happy to spread positivity on Facebook! The status can be found on my personal page and on the Duke YAS page.
Great news- we recently started a YAS page for Duke University. While we are still working out some of the tagging and other posting tricks, we a proud and excited to see what this page will accomplish. We hope that this page encourages positivity in the community and that everyone can enjoy every part of this project.
YAS is taking on Facebook in a new way! Each interested school is getting own YAS Facebook page! People can send in YAS notes anonymously or with their name on the virtual note. Then, the administrator of the page (either me or someone from your school who is interested) will post the virtual note on the Facebook page. The page will be filled with YAS messages! Feel free to comment on YAS messages or just take pleasure in the kind words of your peers.
For more information, commment or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be an administrator on your school’s YAS page, let me know in the comment/email.
Leaders UNITE is taking on its newest YAS (You are Special) project- a book! This is not a book written by one author, but this will be written by all of you! The focus of the book is on you and the YAS shoutouts you give to your friends, family, peers, lovers, or whomever deserves to know that they are special. All you need to do is fill out a simple form with the required information. And sure, readers won’t know everyone in the book, but the point is that everyone can relate to the underlying messages in these messages- everyone has people in their lives that deserve to be recognized and praised. So please, fill out the form below and have your message show up in our first book! This book can only happen with all of your shoutouts! Make someone’s day and write them a message!
Our Thanksgiving YAS project was a success! We had at least seven people share the YAS status, and over 90 YAS posts within the few days the project was active. Good job to everyone who posted a YAS status! We will do another round of YAS near the last week of December.
For everyone who missed it, YAS (You are Special) was a Leaders UNITE social media movement where people posted status on Facebook and posted on Instagram. Whenever someone ‘liked” the respective post, they would get a personalized message on their wall saying why they are special and important. People could “share” the status and post it as their own to continue the cycle to another group of people. On Thanksgiving day, Ivana and Julia posted multiple YAS messages on people’s walls randomly- whether they knew about the tradition or not! It was a great way to spread the holiday cheer!