A School Counselor’s Creed

 By Steven Yim

I will:

  • Listen with my whole being.

  • Communicate to every student I meet that each is special and precious in my eyes.

  • Encourage and support the students when they feel despair.

  • Correct gently and point them in a direction that is true to their own life spirit.

  • Parent those who need it and befriend those who have lost faith in adults.

  • Keep my promises to them.

  • Be there when everyone else loses heart and turns away from them.

  • Point their eyes to their own beautiful selves.

  • Affirm every creative spark that emanates from their mouths and their actions.

  • Believe in students’ dreams and persist in assisting them to imagine what some say is impossible.

  • See miracles that they perform in everyday tasks at home and at school.

  • Remind the students that they can get along with each other no matter what the problem.

  • Give the students I meet each day a chance to be happy, successful, and caring people.

  • Love the students always.