It’s time for a CHANGE!
Message published January 16, 2017, via MailChimp Media
Dr. King once quoted,
“If you can’t fly, then run,
If you can’t run, then walk,
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
But whatever you do,
You have to keep moving forward!”
To us here at She’Matters GIRLS, Inc, these words tell us that however small, just DO! If it’s the size of a pebble in the wind, a broken leaf or a grain of sand, just DO! Allow nothing or no one to stop you from achieving the dream, the vision you have within. Go forth and make a difference in your life and the life of those around you. Our communities need YOU!
Our communities need the influences and leadership of our Young Leaders of the AYLAcademy. To some, we look at them and say, oh, they’re only babies. And in some instances, you are correct, but you know just as I do how intelligent your daughter is. When was the last time we’ve had a “young” female leader speaking out for what’s right? Perhaps what we could not do as teens or were too afraid to do as adults, our daughters, our Young Leaders can …. if only we allow them to! Just think about it!
They have a voice. Let’s work together to teach them how to eloquently use their voice to join forces and eliminate the injustices of those who refuse to go beyond that which is unjust. Be it the self-expression of verbal demand in public presentation or pen to paper, let’s teach our daughter how to express themselves in this first class nation as an agent of change.
Teaching them compassion will help them achieve greater success. What we need is not division, hatred or more violence but justice among those who are still suffering from the hands of the unjust.
As we approach the middle and near the end of our Academy, parents, you should notice a difference in the disposition of your Young Leader. She should exhibit an increased desire to do more, to be more assertive and to seek opportunities where she’s not afraid to push beyond her limits. Together, let’s continue to make the changes in our daughters so that they will know to just DO without hesitation when it’s time to fly, run, walk and or crawl. Then and only then will we fully experience the CHANGE!
La Juan Hines-Rome, MS Ed
CEO, She’Matters GIRLS, Inc
Director, The AYLAcademy