My Thoughts Exactly
Establishing life in to our youth may be a task the many are not willing to fulfill. Reaching out to encourage and rebuild faith may start with one but, takes many to make an impact.
We used to believe in the village that raised the Child. Somehow that village was washed away and replaced by lonely, starving children with no guidance. The number of youthful lives lost to senseless violence in Georgia alone for 2013 is heart breaking. The numbers of children, who will miss the chance for a great education, excuse my German but that’s what I call “Dumb”.
I remember watching a 2010 documentary titled “Waiting for Super Man” Written by Davis Guggenheim and Billy Kimball. I cried through the whole film just the thought of our small children and their Families investing so much time and effort in the hopes to receive what they considered a great education. Low income and underprivileged communities whose children were last on the list, no number for hope, forced to receive “A non-text book education”. Why has the system failed our community? Why has education become so expensive yet it’s “FREE.”
My heart bleeds for “Our Lost Ones,” I often find myself perplexed because I can’t do more. Where do I stand inline with people waiting to save, protect, teach and nurture our youth. I stand in front because although I can’t help all I will make a life changing impact in the few I do reach. I challenge my readers to take a stand. I challenge YOU to make a difference.
Submitted by Alika Turner, One of Little Black Village weekly contributors