Watch the video below with youth, then use the questions below to have a mentoring conversation with them.

  1. In what condition was Richie Parker born? 
  2. Has this stopped him from having a normal life?   
  3. What was he able to do that other kids did?  How? 
  4. Fill in the blank: If Richie Parker can do all that he has done in life with no arms, then I can __________ 
  5. What is your greatest challenge?  Why?  How will you overcome this challenge like Richie Parker overcame his? 
  6. Did Richie make excuses for not being able to do something?  What did he do instead? 
  7. When you want to make an excuse for why you can’t do something in school, what should you do instead? 
  8. What kind of attitude did Richie have that helped him accomplish things that a person with no arms usually cannot do? How will you follow his example?