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Guiding Principles

Based on the lessons and character of the WASP, the CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP outreach program focuses on the following six principles:

Be SPUNKY

S

Be Self-Confident

Be sure of your abilities to complete the task at hand. Emulate positive traits of those whom you admire.

P

Be Positive

Have a good attitude and expect a successful outcome. Focus on positive self-talk – “I CAN do this!”

U

Be Unstoppable

Be unwavering in your dedication to complete your task or goal. Identify setbacks and obstacles and decide how best to overcome it.

N

Be Nice

Be kind and caring to others AND yourself. Identify opportunities to show support for others – and give yourself the same kind attention.

K

Be Knowledgeable

Learn and use the specific knowledge and skills that will help you reach your goal. Identify the steps needed to acquire that knowledge.

Y

Be Yourself

Follow your heart – pay attention to your intuition – and be true to your beliefs and goals.