When I was in college, this Whitney Houston song cemented my decision to become a teacher. I used to belt out that song as if I were Whitney Houston (every time I was in the car alone), and I meant every word.
The news often shows us the negative stories about young people. We (older folks) are always discussing “kids today” and how different they are from the way we used to be.
And I’ve discovered from my years of teaching that we’re right. “Kids today” are different -- they’re better, more impressive. They’re driven and eager. They work hard and strive to be the best they can be.
The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation (GAEF) held their annual golf tournament today at the amazing Greencastle Golf Club. This organization is “committed to impacting and enhancing G-A students’ educational experience,” and that’s exactly what this golf tournament supports -- providing scholarships for the impressive, driven, eager children of our future.
I had limited knowledge of this organization and its purpose until I spoke with Cheryl Brown, GAEF Executive Director, and Garon Gembe, Tournament Chairman, today. They are working hard to establish opportunities for the children - our future.
GAEF goals include:
Let’s all start showing kids of today the beauty they possess and provide them with the opportunities to learn, grow, and lead the way in the future.
To get involved, contact GAEF at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gaefonline.org.