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It’s time to set a new goal! the response has been so strong, that our new goal is $5000! We have an awesome opportunity to fund 2 more unique projects. Our mentoring groups have expanded into refugee and homeless populations this semester and we need about $1000 to fund two leadership wilderness experiences. One of […]
After 18 assemblies in 8 schools with over 10,000 students, today ends with Tracy High School. Thanks to the law enforcement officers, community leaders, volunteers and others that came out to assemblies this week. Thanks to the Administrators, teachers, staff and students – you’re all awesome. Special thanks to the office of Congressman Jeff Denham. […]
Bullying at schools has become a focus for administrators, teachers and advocates of things-should-be-better-than-when-I-was-growing-up. I’m glad to see this. After years of speaking to students
As the parent of a child with special needs, I was told early on that having a special needs child would involve a grieving process. The dreams my wife and I had for our son would need to die and that it would feel like the death of a family member. A few years ago, […]
It might be hard to imagine, but these sharp looking boys live 40 minutes from the nearest paved road or even running water. They are Maasi boys from one of the last great tribal peoples in Africa and some of the young men even still hunt lions when necessary. So how is it that they look […]
I love camping, I love the outside, I love hiking, sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, staring up at the sky and seeing the unimaginable amount of stars above me, and walking through the woods and imagining how it was before humanity moved in. I learned to love all these things as a kid. I […]
Nothing breaks down language barriers like bowling. If you haven’t gone bowling in Poland, you haven’t lived. (Of course, it’s very unlikely that you have gone bowling in Poland). We learned quickly, that Polish students don’t learn English in school, at least not very well. Teaching leadership principles to students through a translator (which I’ve […]