While the main purpose of these programs is to teach the students about space science, history and technology, they are also taught that they should never give up on their goals. My childhood goal of working for the space program was not reached because of serious eye problems. I was, however, able to achieve it when I began teaching these classes. At that point I was already a successful banker, so the students are told that their goals can still be attained, maybe much later in life, even if some sort of difficulty seems to put their goals out of reach.  

!!Don't Ever Give Up Your Goals!!

Motivation and Goal Setting