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Letter for Your Future Self

Letter for Your Future Self is a 10-minute activity where participants imagine their lives in the future and write a letter to themselves. It challenges growth by asking them to think about the ways their current habits connect to their future goals. Participants consider changes they might want to make to live up to their own expectations.

Planning and Preparation: This 10-minute activity can be done with any number of participants. You will need copies of “My Life Twenty Years from Now,” “Letter from the Future,” and pens or pencils. Works best in a place where participants can write and reflect without distractions.

Developmental Relationship Element: Challenge Growth.

CASEL Competencies: Giving/receiving feedback, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making.

Objective: Build and strengthen relationships among participants and between participants and leaders. Deepen understanding of Challenge Growth within Search Institute's developmental relationships framework.


Letter for Your Future Self

Resource Audience


Resource Type


Read Time

5-15 Minutes



# of Participants


Task Group Size

Independent Small Groups (3-5) Whole Group (Any Size)

Task Length

10-15 Minutes