This book was written to demonstrate as a society, how self-absorbed we have become. How this self-absorption has affected our relationships at home and in life. How high school students have become consumed with instant gratification and have lost sight of selfless deeds. Social media is here to stay, and we must address the negative effects and lead our youth in a direction of selfless service. Thousands of children in schools across the country suffer from low self-esteem and this book will explain how we can improve a child’s opinion of themselves. This book will provide a plan and the path to seeing this accomplished.
Cary Knox has taught socially at-risk children in public schools for 30 years with great success in and out of the classroom. Knox is an award-winning coach who mentored hundreds of boys and girls along the way.
Preface: Rewriting a Child’s Story
Introduction: What Is the Link Up Internship?
Section 1: How Mentoring Creates Selflessness
1. Learning Selflessness in a Self-Absorbed World
2. Don’t Wait for Them; Go Find Them
3. Like, Comment, Share
4. Starting the Day Off Right
Section 2: Foundations of a Mentorship Program
Section 3: Working with Mentors
Section 4: As Your Program Grows
Author’s Note: My Life-Changing Link
School personnel continue to face the challenge of meeting the needs of students who come to school facing poverty, trauma, and other mental health issues. One of the key factors in meeting the needs of these students is building positive relationships. This book gives a detailed description of how to build effective relationships that promote selflessness on the part of both students and school personnel. Based on real life experiences, the author provides effective strategies for establishing a mentoring program within a school. The enthusiasm and encouragement conveyed throughout this book make it a must-read book for all school district personnel.
Cary Knox is the real deal! Cary is a product of the system who made good and is paying it forward to the next generation of at-risk kids. From Selfies to Selflessness is a great guide to equip and embolden others to initiate transformative relationships with younger generations.
From Selfies to Selflessness is a must read for every school employee. Readers are introduced to a detailed process for creating a caring and supportive “community” within our schools using readily available resources (personnel and students) without additional programming costs. This book addresses effective ways to help students be successful as they learn to cope with and overcome situations that have a negative impact on their lives and education. Readers will relate to the real-life situations illustrated throughout this book. A great way to initiate the change that is needed in our schools and society!