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My brother the Good Do Bee (more Challenge Day)

Watching CobbEdTV’s piece on Challenge Day (narrated by our hero Starlet), I am struck by what a fine upstanding citizen my brother is. Somebody must’ve raised him right. He’s volunteered for this both years — an entire day off work, plus bringing AV supplies — and I’ll bet he’s there next year, too.  He doesn’t have a kid at this school and doesn’t have to do this, but he recognizes how important it is in the lives of these children.

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Click the pic, then "East Cobb Middle Schoolers Challenge One Another"

If you want to be a Good Do Bee, too, let me remind you that  we are glad to accept your donation to continue this important work for next year’s 7th graders. It costs about $35 per kid, and we raise every bit of it from people like you. Click here and give us what you will.

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Be the Change

Settle down for six minutes and watch this video. It’s what I will be doing today at East Cobb Middle School.

Warren’s class of 7th graders did Challenge Day last year and they are a changed group. (As are the volunteers like me who went through the program with them.) You’ve never seen a group of kids so different from one another get along so well and be so self-assured. 

Last year I was emotionally exhausted at the end of the day, and I imagine I will be today, too.

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You know that Margaret Mead quote about one person making a difference? Starlet Riviere, a mother and a volunteer, single-handedly inspired a school community to undertake this massive endeavor, raise the money to do it, and maintain the energy to keep it alive after Challenge Day week.

We should all be a little more like Starlet.

 

PS: If you like what you see and are inspired yourself, please go here and PayPal our Foundation a contribution to keep this going.

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