“I just didn’t want to be a leader when it was easy, I wanted to be a leader when it was hard as well, because that’s what great leaders are – people who can make tough decisions during tough times for the benefit of other people.” Jake

Discussion questions for your class:
– Jake let the entire school know about his cancer. Sometimes people like to keep hardships to themselves. Why did Jake decide to tell everyone? What is the value in sharing your struggles with others?
– Jake made a commitment to finish the year as strong as he had started, even though it was a really tough decision under the circumstances. Think of a time when you were proud of a decision you made, or a time you accomplished something through perseverance and determination. Share that accomplishment or proud moment.