Wow, what a week! I had the distinction of being invited to three schools this week to witness firsthand the power of young people in action.
My first visit was to Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Hopewell. Along with my colleagues Antoinette Essa and Lorenzo Hall from CBS6, we discussed the need to find “your purpose in life” and how that could be matched with a career in television. The students and faculty at CGW have dedicated themselves to achieving superior results in math and reading. Go Wildcats!!!!
The next stop was St. Andrew's School in Richmond's Boerum Hill. St. Andrew's mission is to transform lives by providing quality progressive education to children from families of limited resources by way of a full scholarship for every child. It is clear to see that the faculty and leadership of St. Andrews is changing lives one child at a time.
I wrapped up my week with the Huskies of Holman Middle School in Glen Allen. Every 9 weeks Holman holds and awards ceremony recognizing the students who display the schools values of Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility and Respect. Without a doubt these students are living up to these values.
It was so refreshing to see our young people working hard to be the best that they can be.