Sometimes, the kids drive me crazy. Sometimes, they hurt my soul. Sometimes, they flummox me so much my brain hurts.
And sometimes, they show me the way.
There is this one boy, a fairly newcomer to the Opportunity Center, who is always one of the highlights of my day. My boss mentioned how when he enters a room he just lights it up, and it’s true.
Several weeks ago, this boy, we’ll call him A., wrote a letter, out of nowhere, about Invisible Children.
A non-profit for a terrible situation that I had vaguely heard about, but really hadn’t looked into.
Then, I read A’s letter, and I felt the world shift a little under my feet. Here is a 12-year-old boy, a refugee from Africa himself, who is living in public housing with about a dozen other people in a tiny house, and HE is more concerned about this than I am.
And I claim to want to travel the world helping these folks.
So, now, I’m helping A find a way to help these people.
And you can too:
Just click here.
If A doesn’t inspire you, what will?
p.s. I know the video went viral today, but despite that, this is an important and real issue that A and other kids that I work with have firsthand knowledge of. I know it’s easy to scoff at the media and you should question before you give, but anything that draws attention to the plight of Africa is a good start.