Change the World By Starting Small

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I have always thought about how I can change the world by starting small. I want to impact the world positively through the minds of our future, children. I have been performing and acting since the age of 2. I have grown to love it so much that I am continuing it in college and … Read moreChange the World By Starting Small

Listen and Learn and Understand What Everyone Else Has to Say

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Working with children has always been something that I found crazy, partially because I liked it so much and partially because how could I possibly? The first time a group of kids were plopped in front of me was at Girl Scout camp, when I was a volunteer counselor. It was, well, insane. The girls … Read moreListen and Learn and Understand What Everyone Else Has to Say

Loving My Beautiful Friends with Special Needs

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I’ve been scratched, bitten, spit on, screamed at, and peed on by several kids with special needs. They are still my favorite people on earth. Growing up, there were many times I felt embarrassed of my younger brother with autism, who drooled all over his shirts and sang too loudly in public places. As I … Read moreLoving My Beautiful Friends with Special Needs

Passion to Serve

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What can I do? As soon as I put the book down, I knew I had to do something. Kisses from Katie, a book describing one college freshman journey of moving to Uganda and starting a nonprofit, captivated my attention from the time I picked it up to the time I finished it. My sheltered … Read morePassion to Serve

More Opportunities to Interact and Collaborate for Children with Special Needs

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For the past few years, I have found great joy in helping the special needs students at my school. One of my friends has a form of palsy, and uses a wheelchair to move. A lot of the other students will not talk to him; his speech is difficult to understand at times and his … Read moreMore Opportunities to Interact and Collaborate for Children with Special Needs

Leave a Legacy for Children

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It’s a scene I’ve been a part of countless times:  I’m tutoring a young girl – Mariam – after school on Chicago’s South Side. When she needs a break, we read a graphic novel about a caveman family. She reads the pages on the left, while I read the pages on the right. When we … Read moreLeave a Legacy for Children

Raising a Child to be a Citizen

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Raising a child to be a citizen is an immense challenge. A citizen is someone who has a desire to understand the world, and a commitment to improving it. The global problems of today can seem so large that individuals feel their actions would be meaningless. This apathy cannot be an option forever. Without a … Read moreRaising a Child to be a Citizen

The Children of Santa Rita Need Role Models

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Children hopscotch in front of a crime scene and play tag by a memorial; our children deserve to reach their goals and have their name plastered on billboards rather than obituaries. Follow me home to Santa Rita and you will find the neighborhood with the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the county, the block central to … Read moreThe Children of Santa Rita Need Role Models

Determined to Be Kind to Children

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Due to my parents work schedules, my siblings and I spent a large part of our summers in daycare . As much as I appreciated and wanted to have a relationship with the adults that I was spending so much time with, a connection never felt possible.  They spoke to me as though I couldn’t … Read moreDetermined to Be Kind to Children

Hit The REFRESH Button-CARE

We’ve always been an observer of life, and these days, there is certainly a lot to observe.  As our usual routines dissolve into shoulds and should-nots, we are scrambling to redefine the orchestration of our lives.  Our physical survival now depends on the script of the Greater Good.    We are on Pause and have this … Read moreHit The REFRESH Button-CARE