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EMPOWERING FLORIDA'S
STUDENTS

No one is immune to adversity and hardship, but with strong skills and a community of encouragement, we can persevere.

Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis is leading a first-in-the-nation approach, that empowers students to persevere and overcome life’s inevitable challenges. The State of Florida has developed state education standards and resources that aim to equip students with skills that strengthen resiliency. 


“In Florida, we are equipping students to be successful in the face of adversity,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “No problem is insurmountable — all you need is a little help to become resilient.”

Resiliency Chracteristics

RESILIENCY

CHARACTERISTICS

Explore each resiliency characteristic and the resources that are available by clicking on the words below.

RESILIENCY

BOOKLIST

First Lady Casey DeSantis is encouraging students to escape into a good book, where they can meet role models, find hope, witness grit and build their own personal strengths.  On the Resiliency Booklist, you’ll find a list of books that can help increase resilience among students, from kindergarten through grade twelve.
 

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Featured Skill

FEATURED

SKILL

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This month's featured skill is grit. Grit means working consistently towards long-term goals.

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Real Peole

REAL PEOPLE

HEAR FROM

Below, access our authentic voices library where students can hear from real people who have put resiliency characteristics to work in their everyday lives. Many share their stories of overcoming adversity by using important skills like grit, perseverance, critical thinking, and more. From professional athletes to business entrepreneurs, these familiar faces demonstrate resilience in the face of any challenge. 

JAIME FERRER

FSU Baseball Player
 

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Below, access our authentic voices library where students have the opportunity to hear from real people as they put these characteristics to work in their everyday lives. Many share their stories of overcoming adversity by using important skills like grit, perseverance, critical thinking and more.

 

JAY COLLINS

Florida State Senator, Army Green Beret

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Below, access our authentic voices library where students have the opportunity to hear from real people as they put these characteristics to work in their everyday lives. Many share their stories of overcoming adversity by using important skills like grit, perseverance, critical thinking and more.

 

TOM BRADY

Former Professional NFL Player

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Below, access our authentic voices library where students have the opportunity to hear from real people as they put these characteristics to work in their everyday lives. Many share their stories of overcoming adversity by using important skills like grit, perseverance, critical thinking and more.

 

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