Sunday, January 16, 2022

Celebrate Dr. King's vision by adopting this commitment

I've posted articles during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday many years in the past. This was from January 2021.

In all of these I've encouraged a day of learning, not just a day of service.  This week I created a new presentation, using Google Slides, to guide learning through a strategy map that shows commitments leaders can make to help kids in poverty grow from birth-to-work with support from business, volunteers, universities, philanthropists and more.

Open the presentation at this link.

Between 2004 and 2015 interns from various universities in the Chicago region and as far away as South Korea were asked to review presentations like this, then create and share their own versions.  In the concept map shown below I point to some of their work. 

My invitation to all who celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  this weekend is that you and students you work with create your own version of the strategy map, showing your commitment to helping kids living in high poverty areas move safely through school and into jobs and careers which enable them to raise their own kids free of poverty.

Had people been doing this since the 1960's I feel the world would be a much different place now.

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