I was recently asked to participate in a panel discussion with 5th and 6th graders from Arthur Ashe Charter School. Here are some of the highlights of the event.
Are we really preparing our youth adequately for their futures? I was recently confronted with the harsh reality, that systematically we are failing our youth. This is more than a commentary about our school system, it's a call to action for parents, educators, community leaders and members, to come together for our kids.
As the youngest school board member, I can say confidently that I am inspired by the wisdom of my fellow board members! Tonight (July 20th, 2017) marked our seventh business board meeting together; and, after the meeting, I took time to reflect on my experience with each of my colleagues. Read more to see my candid observations my fellow board members.
Dr. King said “our lives begin and end when we become silent about things that matter.” As a newly elected official who is younger than my peers, I often times battle with holding my tongue, not because I do not have feelings one way or the other, but because I do not want to exacerbate the situation. However, on today, I have decided that I must live in my truth, live in my voice, and live in the fact that I am not ok with the senseless loss that we are experiencing with our children. This is not okay! I am not okay! We are not okay!