Students will keep their space until they know you’re safe. So, one of the most important things we can do as a Switch leader is to create a safe space for students to process their questions. And one of the best ways we can do that is through showing up randomly. What does that look like? Check it out in the video below.
We win as leaders when we show up randomly. That means we’re there consistently on Wednesday nights but also looking for ways we can attend our students’ soccer games, band competitions, dance recitals, etc. When we text our students throughout the week and check in with how they’re feeling, follow up on their prayer requests, and take an interest in their lives outside of Switch, we’re showing up for them in unexpected ways.
When we show up for our students now, they’ll trust us later. You don’t have to show up for everything, but make a conscious effort to show up for something because your actions speak much louder than your words.