Every adult holds four Aces, the Ace of Hearts belongs to your own children. Give it to them each and every day, that you are privileged to have them in your home. The Aces of Clubs, Spades, and Diamonds can be given to every child you know and meet if you will only take the time to deal them out. You will discover that your Aces are magical for the more you give them away, the more times they will reappear in your hand to re-deal them again, the next day to another child who just needs to know that the someone in the world cares about them.
ACE OF HEARTS–ANCHOR OF PARENTS. Responsible for a child’s physical and emotional well being 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year. In an unconditional loving way. Give this Ace to your own children, remind them how important they are.
ACE OF CLUBS– OTHER CARING ADULTS. 1. You have know this child for at least eight weeks. 2. You can describe at least three very positive characteristics skills or talents which you believe this child possesses. 3. You believe this child feels comfortable asking you for assistance.
ACE OF SPADES–HIGH EXPECTATIONS. 1. You have known this child/youth for at least wight weeks. 2. You feel you believe in this child sometimes even more than he/she believes in themselves. 3. You sense that you are one of the “go to” adults this child may contact if they wish to discuss a problem/issue beyond their ability to cope with. 4. You have a very good sense as to this child”s/youth experiences during the non-school hours, ( a sense of their home life/community life.)
ACE OF DIAMONDS–OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED. 1. You have given this child opportunities to succeed and have acknowledged their success. 2. When this child is with you they feel a sense of achievement, are valued and appreciated. 3. This child succeeds in your classroom/program or organization.
YOU CAN ADD VALUE TO THE LIFE OF A CHILD IF YOU PLAY CARDS WITH THEM. GO CHANGE SOME CHILD’S LIFE.