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  1. 1. Synergize! Lauren Atkinson Period: 3 Successful Teens
  2. 2. <ul><li>Is when people (two or more) work together to make the solution of the problem better than they can do alone. It should always end up being a better way. Synergize is a process. </li></ul>Synergize…
  3. 3. <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>When doing a project, two people could have two different perspectives making it twice as good as that one person by themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding the poor, when having more people then just that one person feeding them, they can get a lot more people fed. </li></ul>Synergize...
  4. 4. Synergize is... Synergize isn't... … compromise. … finding new and better ways. … thinking that you are always right. … open-mindedness. … working independently. … team work. … tolerating differences. … celebrating differences.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Isn’t just skin or eye color; it’s how you dress, speak, act, anything personally making us different. </li></ul>Diversity
  6. 6. Levels of Diversity Level 1: Shun Diversity Level 2: Tolerate Diversity Level 3: Celebrate Diversity
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Shunners” are mostly always in their groups, cliques, somewhere with a group of people they know and feel comfortable with. They will get physical about diversity if needed to. They don’t allow change. </li></ul>Shunning Diversity
  8. 8. <ul><li>“I feel my heart break seeing this nation ripped apart by it’s own greatest strength– it’s diversity.” </li></ul>Shunning Diversity -Melissa Etheridge
  9. 9. <ul><li>The “tolerators” believe that everyone can be diverse and have the right to , but they stay to themselves. They let diversity stay as long as no one tries to change them. </li></ul>Tolerating Diversity
  10. 10. <ul><li>“Celebrators” take diversity as an advantage. They believe that the more diverse the people, the better the solution will be to whatever there is. “Celebrators” achieve much, and do great in every problem and project they have. </li></ul>Celebrating Diversity
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ Diversity is one true thing that we all have in common. Celebrate it everyday!” </li></ul>Celebrating Diversity -Anonymous
  12. 13. <ul><li>What are road blocks? Road Blocks stop us from being diverse, from celebrating our differences. Examples are cliques, and being prejudice about people. Road blocks are just true ignorance. </li></ul>Road Blocks
  13. 14. Ignorance <ul><li>Is the lack of “knowing,” the lack of education that you have. In simple you don’t know much about that one subject or wrong about something in that subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of What We Prejudge Everyday: </li></ul><ul><li>People we don’t even know </li></ul><ul><li>Language, Clothes, Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Prejudging <ul><li>Is a belief or being biased </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most common things that people prejudge is culture and skin color, when you think about it, it’s just dumb. Many people go off of the way their parents were raised. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Cliques <ul><li>Is an exclusive group of people that usually have a common purpose in life. They share views, patterns, behavior, etc. Cliques are the feeding grounds of gossip and talking. They can change beliefs and views of other people in the group. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Synergy is when two people work together to make a better solution; the more different the people the better. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating Diversity is the best way to deal with diversity. Instead of thinking of it as a bad thing, think of it as an advantage. </li></ul><ul><li>Road Blocks are the three things that block people from celebrating diversity, which are: ignorance, prejudging, and cliques. </li></ul>Synergy