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Be Responsible: Motivation for All

Have you ever felt disorganized or that no one would help you obtain your goals? I have but I also learned that actions speak louder than words. Sometimes we cannot depend on others to guide us throughout life. So, before you’re disappointed like me, let’s talk about being responsible!

Clarence McFerren II

30 Minute Program



We all need a little encouragement or refresher to boost our character education. Is that you?

Be Responsible: Motivation for All can be modified for all ages at various developmental stages to provide an inclusive experience. The program includes specific vocabulary outlined in the provided electronic worksheet that will be infused throughout the collaborative learning session.

The objective is to encourage participants to reflect on how they show responsibility in various situations by using the story of Responsible Lil’ Mac as the focal point of discussion. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to respond to a scenario that encourages them to think about their perception of what it means to be responsible and share their thoughts. At the end of the session, we will review materials and reflect on next steps to becoming a more responsible individual.

Materials Needed:
  • Provided electronic worksheet
  • Open mind

Recommended Ages:
  • All

  • Warm-Up (5 minutes)
  • Activity (20 minutes)
  • Wrap-Up (5 minutes)

About the Author

Clarence McFerren II is a professional licensed performing arts educator with diverse experiences as a speaker, an athletic coach, and non-profit administrator. He’s the author of Respectful Lil’ Mac (2017), Resilient Lil’ Mac (2020), and Responsible Lil’ Mac (2020).

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