Sunday, March 14, 2010

It All Starts Here: My School in Africa

I woke up with a dream, a vision, a purpose. I want to start/build a school in Africa. I'm going to do it. I have so many amazing friends with the passion and talent to make this happen with me; you're probably one of the people I'm thinking of! I have read/seen/heard/experienced so much about how education changes people's lives. This is what I do every day! This is what I'm about.
Here are some of my thoughts:
1. I want to build my first school in Ethiopia. This is where TJ is coming from, and I want to have a strong connection and legacy there for him and Alex, as well as my entire family and friends.
2. I want a doctor there who can help with any medical needs my students will have.
3. I want three meals a day served to these kiddos.
4. I want to use my classroom here in Indiana as a partnership in education to build relationships!
5. I want to make connections with teaching programs at universities to use the talents and passion of young college students who want to become teachers. My plan is for these young adults to serve as teaching ambassadors to my school for a semester. I know their lives will be changed as much as the children's lives.
6. I want the arts to be a strong part of the curriculum.

This is what I know right now. I am inspired by gentlemen like Greg Mortenson, and I believe that you and I can be a revolution. Feel free to email me @ or facebook! Let's do this!

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