Thursday, March 8, 2012
League of Creative Minds / Junior High & High School Delegates / Burlingame, California
The League of Creative Minds was created to provide an entry way for all middle school and high school students into public policy, international world affairs, leadership roles, public advocacy, diplomacy, investigative journalism, and the inner workings of governments, international organizations, and the United Nations. The delegates who are a part of the program are in the top 1% of the top 3% in the school system. I was humbled beyond words when I was invited to share my story with the youth of this program. Even more so, I was blown away by the intellect of each individual in the room. It was apparent to me by the questions they asked and the points and opinions they express that these young adults are going somewhere. The League of Creative Minds seeks to raise awareness amongst students about issues of broad influence that currently affect the peoples of the world, and about their cultures and distinctions. It is rare to find a group of students that have clear and direct knowledge of the social service system, unless the youth I am speaking with are a part of the system itself. Having such a young, knowledgeable audience was refreshing and enjoyable. I am quite impressed with all of the students who partake in this program, and intrigued that they showed interest in the social service system that is so flawed. I know one day many of these delegates will be in positions that will make a difference in the world, and I hope that my words touched them enough to change the system which is in a sense a revolving door. I hope that they may never forget to lend a helping hand to those children in need. Thank you Catarina Williams and Simon Olavarria for this opportunity. It was a true pleasure and an honor to have met both of you.
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League of Creative Minds