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Dedication is “showing my commitment through difficult times.” 

Dedication is like tape or glue that is really strong. It doesn’t come apart easily. When your friends or family go through difficult times, you can practice dedication by encouraging them and finding ways to help. Difficult times could be when people are sick, when they have a lot of work to do, when they feel stressed, or when things go wrong.

Do not be a “fair-weather friend”—someone who is a friend when everything is going well, but leaves as soon as trouble comes. A “fair-weather friend” cannot be trusted.

Practice dedication and you will be a better friend, a better family member, and a better student!


  1.      Care about people.
  2.      Keep my commitments.
  3.      Encourage others in the right direction.
  4.      Help those in need.
  5.      Serve my community.


  •      When has someone helped you or your family through a difficult time?
  •      How can you be a dedicated friend or family member?
  •      Why should you try to protect those who are weak or vulnerable?
  •      What is the opposite of dedication?