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Episode 54: Zara takes the lead on the BASKETBALL court!

Episode 54: Zara takes the lead on the BASKETBALL court!

In this episode, Raya from Philadelphia in the United States faces a big challenge when her father has surgery and she needs to step up! Meanwhile, Zara and Leo’s streetball team are playing the match of their lives against their arch rivals...

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In this episode, children will:

  • understand what is means to be a leader
  • learn that leaders take responsibility
  • be inspired by Raya and how she built leadership skills by supporting her family

Discussion Questions

  • Zara demonstrated her leadership skills when she took responsibility for breaking Big Jim’s window. What was an experience where you took responsibility for something you did?

  • Just as Raya supported her family, great leaders help others and take action. What is one way you can help others in your family or your community?

  • According to Big Jim, great leaders celebrate their wins but they also admit when things go wrong. What else do you think makes someone a great leader?


    Our Future: How Kids are Taking Action by Janet Wilson
    Inspiring stories of real children who took action and made a difference in the world.
      Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You by Marley Dias
      In this personal narrative, Marley shares how, at the age of 11, she started her #1000blackgirlbooks campaign and encourages other children to make a difference in their communities and follow their dreams.
      The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines
      A story of teamwork and using your own strengths to support others.



      Kids On: Making A Difference (YouTube Video)
      Real children share what it means to make a difference.
      Kids KNOW Great Leadership (YouTube Video)
      Highland Elementary School students share what they believe makes someone a great leader.
      How to Give Back to Our Communities | NowThis Kids (YouTube Video)
      A video to encourage children to work together, take action and make a difference in their communities.

          1. Print off the “Ways to Make a Difference” activity in our Podcast Season 1 & 2 Kit. With this activity, children can brainstorm ways they can be leaders and take action to support their communities.


          2. Creating visuals is an excellent way to provide support as your child builds leadership skills. Work together to create a “Ways to be a Leader” poster to illustrate all the characteristics of being a leader. This visual will remind your child they have what it takes to be a great leader.

          3. In our article “How to Raise Kind and Caring Children,” we offer ideas of how your child can make a difference both in their community and the world. Pick one or two ideas you plan to do this month.



            Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Laura Maloney. 


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