This Friday, we’ll be discussing the importance of “You Matter” and how we are connecting students with mentors in the workforce, to leverage the wisdom of both.
The segment is part of a 21-hour program hosted by The United Way on Google Hangout. It’s a modern-day version of a telethon, but it seeks to raise volunteers, rather than money.
The “You Matter” message is at the heart of our work as educators and, more importantly, our lives and the lives of our students. When we individually and collectively inspire others to remember who they really are, to educate them about the many ways that they matter, and empower them to make their greatest contributions to the world- we change their lives and the change the world.
I stand in amazement at the depth and breadth of our young people. They have a way of looking at the world that gives me hope and excitement. Students are willing to lead the change. They are not asking for permission. They are asking for respect. They want to express their passions in meaningful ways. They want to show the world that in spite of their years, they are a force to reckon with.
Visit the United Way site to join us on June 21.