Saturday, August 1, 2009
I spent a wonderful afternoon at graduation ceremonies at Breakthrough Cincinnati -- the local chapter of the nationwide Breakthrough Collaborative. The program provides six weeks of academic classes (math, science, English, history, and foreign languages) for inner city students from a faculty of high school and college students. Both of my kids taught in the program -- they got as much (or more) out of it as the students. I had tears in my eyes at the rousing affirmation at the end of the program:
We are Breakthrough Cincinnati.
We believe in the power of young people.
Through hard work, determination and discipline,
we can achieve our goals
We believe in ourselves.
We are Breakthrough Cincinnati
It (almost) made me excited about starting classes in two weeks!