A good role model is someone you can look up to, who inspires you, and encourages you to make good choices. A role model could be your mom or dad, an older brother or sister, even sports stars, teachers, and police officers. A good role model is someone you can learn from, who has made the world better, even just for you.
Role models can help you as you try to find yourself and discover who you would like to become. They can listen to your problems and help you work with anger and other emotions that can be scary. Sometimes a role model will tell you where to go for help or they may tell you how they worked through similar challenges. Learning how they made it to where they are in life can help you as you become who you want to be. Positive role models will encourage you to be your best and help you achieve your goals.