My colleague, Christina, recently volunteered at a local elementary school where she helped stuff food into backpacks for children who are struggling with food insecurity (lack of access to nutritious food) and hunger. She told me she was chatting with a school employee who shared how grateful the kids were to get this food for weekends. She then told Christina that a 5-year old came to school shaking, he was so hungry. (more…)
I’ve always been told that “you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” As we embark on another February celebration of Black History, my first urge is that we don’t forget about the past when March hits. Black History is all around us from January to December, so let’s take this time to reflect on how life would be if this weren’t the case. (more…)
A lot of us take time at the end of the year to reflect on what we’ve achieved over the past year. In that spirit, we wanted to share this inspirational essay from Cindy Boaz. She’s a nominee for our LifeChanger of the Year educator recognition program. She teaches adaptive physical education at the Keller Independent School District in Texas and is a Special Olympics coach.